Category Archives: UK

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…

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

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UK must supply arms and aid to Rojava Kurds: London protest, Wed 24 Sept

By Ata Mufty: Protest: 1pm, Wed, 24th September, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD  Calling on all the Kurds: we will be gathering on Wednesday 24th September at 1pm for a Gigantic Protest in Parliament Square. According to new information, the situation in Kobani, Rojava is even more serious than previously thought. It is the difference…

Colonial tongue should not hinder Scottish independence

By Arian Mufid: More than three decade ago, in 1980, when the Zanu party won the election in Zimbabwe, the British colonialists of the day were devastated and the conservative nationalist prime minister Margret Thatcher found it very hard to accept. Zanu advocated independence and the eradication of white domination. The British had fought to…

Kamal Mirawdeli to British Prime Minister: There is no crisis because it is our ISIS

By Kamal Mirawdeli: Kurdish writer Kamal Mirawdeli has written a strongly-worded letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron: In his letter Mirawdeli says: I write in these strong words because I have nothing but words and know that words weigh up to nothing in your wonderful civilized world. I am proud to be Kurdish and…

Protest against murder of child bride Dunya: London KRG office, Thurs 5th June

By Ziryan Kamal: On Saturday 23rd May 2014, a 15 year old child bride, Dunya, was brutally murdered by her 45 year old husband in the Kurdistan district of Kalakji.The mother of the child, who sold her daughter to the man, reported the murder to the police just after she went to the scene. Shamefully…

UK premiere of ‘1001 Apples’, in remembrance of the Anfal

By the London Kurdish Film Festival: The London Kurdish Film Festival is pleased to host the UK premiere of the award-winning 1001 Apples – Taha Karimi’s documentary masterpiece at the BAFTA* in central London on Sunday 13th April at 3pm. The event will be an important opportunity to bring together filmmakers, film critics, academics and…

Halabja memorial ceremony, Portsmouth UK, Sunday 16th March

Date: Sunday March 16th Time: 11 am Place: The Garden of Hope, Clarence Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3A Together with members of the Kurdish community we have invited to this year’s ceremony the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, a local Member of Parliament, Councillors, friends and members of organisations such as the Red Cross and Amnesty…

Prominent UK human rights lawyer and women’s rights campaigner returns from Rojava solidarity visit

Peace In Kurdistan Campaign press release: Margaret Owen, a well-known human rights lawyer and women’s rights advocate has returned to the UK from a solidarity visit with women’s groups in Rojava, northern Syria. Ms Owen spent eight days in the region, which is also known as Western Kurdistan and is currently under the administration of…

The long road to peace and reconciliation in Turkey: Seminar

SOAS Kurdish Society with Peace in Kurdistan Campaign: Opportunities for genuine dialogue between Ankara and the Kurds   Seminar on Saturday, 16 November 4-6pm SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG, Room L67, Main Building Speakers: Judge Essa Moosa, International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative, South Africa Akif Wan, Kurdistan National Congress…

London Kurdish Film Festival opens on 15 November

By LKFF: Hosting three internationally renowned Kurdish filmmakers and a range of awarded films, the London Kurdish Film Festival is delighted to announce its 8th Festival from 15th to 24th November 2013. This year’s opening gala is crowned with the UK premiere of ‘Before Snowfall’, a thought-provoking and poignant film about honour killing, by the…

Kurdish lawyers on trial in Turkey: A travesty of justice

Political arrests in Turkey

Lawyers’ Press Statement: Six UK lawyers* formed part of the 30-strong delegation of European human rights lawyers, from several countries, that, on the 17th September, observed, at the Silivri prison court, the 6th hearing of the trial of 45 Kurdish lawyers, who face criminal charges under Turkey’s anti-terror laws. It has been 22 months since…

Syria’s secret sources and suppliers of chemical weapons

By Dr. M. Koohzad: A few retired and retarded American generals tell us, mainly on the 24-hour news channels, that possessing chemical weapons is illegal. This is true, according to the Geneva Convention of 1925. But, countries that have not signed this document are not obligated to follow the law. The US did not sign…

‘If you pursue your present course, you will leave a history of cruelty, shame and absolute immorality’

By Dr Kamal Mirawdeli: In a new letter to British PM Mr David Cameron,  Kurdish writer Kamal Mirawdeli calls for immediate peace and political solution of the Syrian civil war and warns the British PM of the risks of genocide facing Christians, Kurds, Alawites and other minorities and enslavement of women resulting of the West’s…

London’s first Kurdish Pop Up Cinema

London Kurdish Film Festival & Portobello Pop Up Cinema Present: For decades, working beyond the control of the governments of Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey, Kurdish filmmakers have made many remarkable films under incredible conditions. In today’s critical times, we’ve put together a snap ‘pop-up’ season  – with Kurdish film-makers in attendance – to bring urgent attention to the Kurdish people,…