International Call Leads To Global Day Of Action For Kobane And For Humanity

Peace in Kurdistan Press Statement:

YPJ fighters

YPJ fighters

Join us for a rally in London on Trafalgar Square on 1 November 2-5pm!

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world have signed an urgent call for action appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane, which is still under siege by ISIS and facing the possibility of a genocide.

150 Peshmargas ‘fly to Turkey’, planning to join YPG in Kobani

KT News: Around 150 Peshmargas from the Kurdistan Region have today flown out of Erbil to join the prolonged battle against ISIS in Kobani, according to media reports. The soldiers were said to be flying to Silopi in Turkey, from where they would travel by road across the Syrian border to the besieged Kurdish town…

Why not Kurdistan?

By Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel: First published by Open Democracy “What is good for the goose is good for gander” – English proverb It is fast approaching 100 years since US President Woodrow Wilson issued his fourteen points at the end of the First World War. The concept of self-determination was the overriding principle that he…

Kurdish tycoon builds ‘White House’ while developers’ talk is upbeat, despite problems

By a Correspondent: Despite the economic impact of the war with ISIS and the long-running budget dispute between the Kurdistan Region and the Iraq central government, property developers have been talking optimistically to Bloomberg about economic prospects and a local tycoon has almost finished building a replica of the White House in Erbil. Shihab N….

Solidarity and Double Standards: Why Palestine but not Kurdistan?

By Zwan Mahmod: The Palestinian cause is well known and many, all around the world, stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people. A people without a state who have been struggling for one for nearly 70 years. This support is generally underpinned by the principle of self-determination. Compare this, though, to the campaign for Kurdish independence…

O! My Kurdistan it is Daybreak

Freeyad

Poem by Freyad Ibrahim: Break, break,  break It is daybreak. Kurdistan awake It’s a new day. It’s a new way. Shake, shake, shake

Turkey: The Cradle of Lies, Atrocities and Enmity

Rebwar Reshid

By Rebwar Rashed: The lying machine of Turkey has become an enterprise that is almost impossible to answer. It is enormous, professional and highly experienced. The conspirators theories against the Jews, Kurds, Armenians, Europe and all the “others” are not just polemics, but rather a method of work, a consciously chosen method, aimed primarily to…

Global rally for solidarity with Kobani, 1st Nov

Society for Threatened Peoples Press Release: The Society for Threatened Peoples supports the appeal of exile-Kurds and their friends in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia for a Global Rally to show our solidarity with the citizens of the Kurdish town Kobani in Northern Syria. On Saturday 1st November 2014 there shall be big and smaller demonstrations…

Kurdish reinforcements to Kobane and embedded journalists

By a Kurd in Washington: Dear KT, Is it possible that Kurdish journalists in the Kurdistan Region could request that the Ministry of Peshmerga allows a few Kurdish journalists to be embedded with the Kurdish reinforcements which will be deployed in Kobane? This is extremely important as they can report to the world how heroically the…

Chuck Hagel: Turkey’s Friend in High Places​

By Dr. M. Koohzad: This article was first published by CounterPunch American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Remote Reporting About the Mideast From South America American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is flying between few South American Capital cities. He gave a lecture about climate change. Since being followed by the mainstream media, he was asked two…

Kobane: MEPs call on Turkey to do more to help city under threat by IS

European Parliament Press Release: Turkey should do more to help Kurds fight off the IS threat in Kobane, many MEPs said in a debate on the besieged Syrian city on 22 October. They also condemned the violence by IS and said more should be done to tackle the terrorist group and help its victims. Some…

Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity!

By 130 international signatories: Date for the Global Rally: Sat. 1st Nov 2014, 2pm ISIS launched a major multi-front military campaign against the Kurdish region of Kobanê in northern Syria. This is the third ISIS onslaught on Kobanê since March 2014. As the ISIS was unsuccessful on the two previous occasions, they are attacking with larger…

IS, Turkey and the Kurdish Question

By Zwan Mahmod: The advance of the Islamic State (IS) in the past year across, first in Syria and then Iraq, both surprised and worried players in the region. Its incursions into northern and western Iraq led to the fall of prime Nouri-Al Maliki as Iraqi Prime Minister and it forced Kurdish involvement. Ground fighting…

World is watching Turkey through Kobanê

Osamah Golpy

By Osamah Golpy: We heard little about the role of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) and other radical Islamists until after IS overran Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul. Since then, the brutal IS advance on the Kurdish city of  Kobanê in northern…

$100 Goes a Long Way in an Ezidi Refugee Camp

Amy

By Amy L. Beam, Ed.D: Dear Barbara and Alan, Yesterday I spent my birthday in the Sirnak Ezidi refugee commune.  Here’s how I spent your latest $100 donation.  I bought the last 12 stove-top electric burners in Sirnak at a cost of $4.45 dollars each for a total of $54 dollars.  The shop owner discounted…