There is a gathering of Leicester Against War every Friday 5.30-6.30pm at the Leicester Clock Tower, sometimes with a theme. This coming Friday the theme is Stop the War on Kurds around the issue of what Governments are doing to the Kurds by abusing them directly – Turkey/Syria; using them as a political football – everyone especially Russia and America now; and excluding them/ denying them a voice – all the above + UK, UN and others for example in the talks about Syria. We need to ensure that Kurds have a real voice on the international stage Continue reading “Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign – Action”
What does this have to do with you? If attacks on the Kurds stopped, the Middle East would settle down, people could rebuild their lives and the world will be a better place to live – for everyone.
Syria: Syria is disintegrating but Kurds are successfully defending their area in the north – Rojava – from attacks by ISIS with minimal help from the outside. They also have a remarkable setup that is based on democracy and this protects Kurds and others in the area and maintains a working society in the midst of this terrible war. Continue reading “Solidarity Campaign and You”
We have started collecting friends on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/976973245717569/
The first meeting of Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign took place on Thursday 24 March 2016 at 5pm, at Yesim, 29 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0LE
The Turkish State is killing Kurds both inside Turkey, and in Rojava/Syria directly and through al-Nursa and ISIS. Meanwhile Europe tiptoes around because it wants Turkey to keep on taking refugees, and Turkey teeters around whether it wants to join EU or not, but it is also a NATO ally, so while European countries do not deal robustly with this behaviour by its ‘friend’, the Kurds are dying – a political football again.
We can learn together about what is happening and take our issues out on the streets to our neighbours and to our MPs, and we can join with others to get our voice heard – because this is immoral.
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6th March 2016, Assembling 12 noon BBC Broadcasting House marching to Trafalgar Square for rally at 2-5pm.
Speakers include: Natalie Bennett Green Party Leader, Kate Osamor MP, Natalie McGarry MP, Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition, Mark Thomas Comedian, Jeremy Hardy Comedian, Tariq Ali, Peter Tatchell, Weyman Bennet Unite Against Fascism and many other speakers from Trade Unions and other organisations. Continue reading “Stop Turkey’s War on Kurds 6 March 2016”