Category Archives: YPJ

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…

Stand Up For Kobanê

By  Adina Akkaya:  In the sweltering summer of 2014, I and tens of thousands of others from all backgrounds took to the streets of London to march in solidarity with the Palestinians. As innocents lost their lives, a feeling of utter helplessness led me to stand up and be part of a collective voice which…

KDP diplomatic failure has shocked the people of Kurdistan

By Arian Mufid: After Mosul was seized by IS forces in June, the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) managed to secure some ‘disputed’ areas belonging to the south of Kurdistan, after these areas were abandoned by the Iraqi army. A few weeks later, Masud Barzani, leader of the KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) and president of the Kurdistan…

Support Kurdish Resistance forces of YPG and YPJ in Kobane: London demo, Sat 11th Oct

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Turkey promised us a safe corridor; South Kurdistan must also stand with Kobanê: Salih Muslim

KT News: YPG/YPJ forces continue to tenaciously resist ISIS attacks within the city of Kobanê while, across the Turkish border, the authorities have responded to huge Kurd protests with bullets, gas, mass arrests and curfews. Salih Mulsim, co-chair of the PYD (Democratic Union Party) said yesterday that the Kobanê Kurds “fight with Kalashnikovs against tanks and…

Be on the right side of history – with the brave people of Kobanê

Interview with Dilar Dirik: Dilar has been on a six-day hunger strike in Germany, in solidarity with the Kobanê resistance. KT: Why were you on hunger strike? DD: We have been on hunger strike to condemn the IS-attacks on Kobanê and the silence of the international community in the face of this genocidal threat. We…

To Jailan

By Yasin Aziz: To Jailan,  (A young Kurdish girl from Syria who took her own life) You the beacon of hope and the flower of struggle. The one who never wanted to be enslaved. I know how you felt, when you took your own life. Not to be amongst the criminals’ concubines. Who are bartered…

Women’s Alliance for Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria

Press Release: We are deeply concerned that a massacre is about to take place in the Kobanê canton of Rojava, the autonomous Kurdish region of Syria. Here, the Kurdish forces, the YPJ and YPG (the women’s and men’s units of the Peoples Defence Force) have been resisting attacks from brutal ISIS gangs and al-Qaeda affiliated groups,…

Will the West betray Kobanê? Salih Muslim calls for immediate action to prevent genocide

KT News: Salih Muslim, leader of the PYD (Democratic Union Party) has called on the USA, NATO, the UN and EU to act immediately to prevent a genocide against Kurdish people in Kobanê. “It seems that all international forces are decided on the fall of Kobanê”, Muslim said. The air strikes of the US-led coalition have…

Rojava Kurd resistance continues; if necessary we will drown ISIS with our blood says Kobanê leader

KT News: Rojava Kurds are continuing to fiercely resist the offensive by ISIS (‘Islamic State’). Pro-Kurd YPG/YPJ forces killed 18 jihadists in fighting last night, reports the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.   The ISIS offensive is the latest and biggest in two years of attacks on Rojava. This time ISIS are using heavy weapons…

YPJ Kurdish Women Fighters: A Day in Syria

Film by Rozh Ahmad: Women fighters of the pro-Kurdish Yekineyen Parastina Jin (Women Protection Units: YPJ) tell their stories about why they joined up, the experience of combat and what they are fighting for in this women-only militia amidst the civil war in Syria. KT Comment: This is Rozh Ahmad’s remarkable and moving short documentary about…