Category Archives: UK

Ibrahim Dogus, Kurdish Labour Candidate in UK Elections: I Want to See Rights Secured for Kurdish People Everywhere

Ibrahim Dogus is Labour’s parliamentary candidate in the Cities of London and Westminster constituency in the UK General Election on Thursday 8 June. Interview by Kawa Rash:    Kawa Rash: May I start by asking you for some basic personal details, especially about your family background? Ibrahim Dogus: I moved to the UK at the…

UK Must Oppose Erdogan’s Creeping Dictatorship

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Statement: British Prime Minister Theresa May is embarking on an official visit to Turkey to talk about trade, defence and security with President Erdogan. There are many more urgent issues that need to be addressed not least of which is the massive crackdown and repression unleashed by Erdogan that shows little…

Emergency Motion Speech at UK Trades Union Congress Conference on Kurdish Question

Speech by Tommy Murphy, Trades Union Congress (TUC) conference delegate: Chair, conference, ………………. Unite the Union moving emergency motion ….. on Turkey and solidarity with the Kurdish population. Colleagues it’s absolutely right that various unions have come together to submit this motion to conference. Anyone with even one eye on the news will have seen…

Is The World Saying We Cannot Curb Terror Without Dictators?

By Chiman Salih: Mr.Tony Blair, the former UK prime minister, said in his statement about the Chilcot Report: “I will at the same time say why, nonetheless, I believe that it was better to remove Saddam Hussein and why I do not believe this is the cause of the terrorism we see today whether in…

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign (PIK) Stands with Jeremy Corbyn, True Friend of the Kurds

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Press Release: It is hard to believe that it is still less than ten months since Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of his (UK Labour) party on an overwhelming mandate of nearly 60 percent of the membership. Many thousands of new members were inspired to join the Labour Party during his…

The West’s Immoral Refusal To Rescue Ezidi Women

By Dr. Amy L. Beam: On June 2, 2016, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon addressed the UN Security Council on sexual violence in conflict.  He stated “It is estimated that the Ezidi community gave the Islamic State up to $45 million in ransom payments in 2014 alone.” It is irresponsible for the UN Secretary General…

UNITE, Britain’s Biggest Union, Sends Solidarity To DBP Conference

By Simon Dubbins: Dear Friends and Comrades of the DBP, On behalf of General Secretary, the Executive Council and the 1.4 million members of UNITE the union I send you our fraternal greetings and warmest wishes of solidarity for your annual conference. I am extremely sorry that we are unable to be physically present with you…

Freedom for Ocalan Campaign – London Launch, 25 April

The UK campaign launch, hosted by Kate Osamor MP, will be held on Monday 25 April, 2016, 7-9pm in Committee Room 10, Houses of Commons. The event will be chaired by Sir Paul Kenny, former General Secretary of the GMB. This new initiative has been set up by trade unions GMB and Unite and other…

Escaped Yazidi Girl Pleads with UK Parliamentarians to Rescue Kidnapped Women and Children

By Dr. Amy L. Beam: Salwa Khalaf Rasho, an 18-year-old Yezidi who escaped Islamic State captivity after eight months, met today in London in several private meetings to plead for help in rescuing over 3100 Yezidis still kidnapped by ISIS. She was accompanied to the meetings with activists Jemal Bailoz Shaveshyan, Dr. Amy L. Beam,…

Mark Thomas: ‘Proud to Stand in Solidarity With the Brave Men and Women Who Organise Together and Fight as Equals’

By Mark Thomas: This was the message by the comedian Mark Thomas to Sunday’s UK national ‘Stop Turkey’s War on Kurds! Break the Silence!’ demonstration: Comrades and friends, I am sorry not to join you today but despite my best efforts the vagaries of privatised public transport have prevented me joining you. I am massively…

National UK Demonstration: Stop Turkey’s War on the Kurds – Break the Silence!

Sunday 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…

UK National Demonstration: Stop Turkey’s War on the Kurds

Press Release: Break the silence! 6th March 2016, 13:00-17:00 BBC Broadcasting House to Trafalgar Square There is a civil war being fought in the cities and towns of southeast Turkey. Fifty two (52) round-the-clock curfews have been imposed by the central government on Kurdish-majority communities; in some places for the last three months. The government…

ISIS Supporter Turkey Continues Killing Kurds: Over 162 Killed!

Press Release, Democratic Union Initiative, UK: LONDON DEMONSTRATIONS, TODAY: 1st DEMO: 11/01/2016 – 1pm in front of the Turkish Embassy: 43 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PA United Kingdom 2nd DEMO: 11/01/2016 – 6pm in front of the Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing St, London SW1A 2AA The Turkish state executed 12 Kurdish youths in the…

Call For Action: Challenge Cameron’s Silence on Turkey!

By Peace in Kurdistan Campaign: Join us for a demonstration outside 10 Downing Street! Wednesday 23rd September, 4pm “Help build peace with the Kurds, rather than extend the war.” On Wednesday 23rd September at 4pm, a delegation of women will deliver an open letter signed by a coalition of prominent women’s rights activists to 10…

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Says ‘Congratulations’ to Jeremy Corbyn

By Peace in Kurdistan Campaign: Jeremy Corbyn MP Leader of the Labour Party Dear Jeremy Peace in Kurdistan would like to send its warm congratulations to you on the great news of your victory in the Labour leadership contest. Your election will be greeted with enthusiasm as excellent news by all who believe in a…