Interview with Hisyar Ozsoy of the HDP on COVID-19 and its Consequences in Turkey

Dr. Jeff Miley interviews Dr. Hisyar Ozsoy, Member of Parliament and Co-Spokesperson of International Affairs for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), about the social and political consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Kurdistan and the rest of Turkey, and about the response of the Kurdish freedom movement.

Jeff Miley is a Lecturer of Political Sociology at the University of Cambridge, and a member of the Board of the EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) and a Patron of Peace in Kurdistan. He is co-editor, with Federico Venturini, of Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Ocalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdogan’s Turkey (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2018).

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Interview with Ercan Ayboga on the Response to COVID-19 in North Kurdistan in Turkey

Dr. Jeff Miley interviews Ercan Ayboga about the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Kurdistan and the rest of Turkey, and about the response of the Kurdish freedom movement.

https://anfenglishmobile.com/features/environmentalist-ayboga-talks-about-consequences-of-covid-19-44591

Ercan Ayboga has worked in the town administration of Diyarbakir (Amed) and was co-coordinator of International Relations and heritage sites, including the urban Tigris River project. At the same time is active in the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement, based in Turkish-Kurdistan. He is a co-author of Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women’s Liberation in the Syrian Kurdistan (Pluto Press, 2016) which has been published also into German, Russian, Italian, Spanish and Greek.

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Ghedir Sofie, from the Health Department of the Self-Administration of Rojava, on COVID-19

Dr. Jeff Miley interviews Ghedir Sofie, a member of the public relations council in the health department of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Rojava.

Jeff Miley is a Lecturer of Political Sociology at the University of Cambridge, and a member of the Board of the EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) and a Patron of Peace in Kurdistan. He is co-editor, with Federico Venturini, of Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Ocalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdogan’s Turkey (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2018).

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Gacheke Gachihi, of the Mathare Social Justice Centre, on COVID-19

Dr. Jeff Miley interviews Gacheke Gachihi, of the Mathare Social Justice Centre (MSJC), on the MSJC’s campaign for a people-centred response to the COVID-19 crisis in the informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya.

For more information about the MSJC’s campaign, including urgent recommendations for a people-centred response to COVID-19, please visit the MSJC website, at: https://www.matharesocialjustice.org/msparc-mathare-special-planning-area-research-collective/urgent-recommendations-for-a-people-centered-covid19-government-response-in-mathare/

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UPCOMING SEMINAR: East Kurdistan/Rojhelat: the struggle of the Kurds for democracy and freedom in Iran

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East Kurdistan/Rojhelat: the struggle of the Kurds for democracy and freedom in Iran

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Join us for a discussion of The Kurdish peoples’ struggle for rights, for gender equality and democratic confederalism which is critical for the future of Iran, the Middle East and the end to war and oppression.

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UK trade union support for Kurds has “parallels” with opposition to Apartheid South Africa and Pinochet’s Chile, says Freedom for Öcalan Director

10 February 2020|Peace in Kurdistan Campaign

Matt Nathan, Director of the Freedom for Öcalan Campaign, describes to Kurdish Journalist Aleddin Sinayic how key trade unions came to back the Freedom for Öcalan Campaign, after becoming aware of the siege of the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Kobane imposed by Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Islamic State) and exacerbated by the Turkish state. Nathan, who is also Labour Party Councillor for Clerkenwell, discusses how UK-based trade unions came to see the libertarian socialist vision of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan as representing a “fulcrum around which many issues that as trade unionists we would instinctively find solidarity with”.

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(AUDIO) The Kurdish Women’s Movement: On Revolution, Militarism and Body Politics

(VIDEO) Dr. Thomas Jeffery Miley Discusses Turkish State Violence, Kurdish Resistance, and Democratic Confederalism

8 November 2019|Alaettin Sinayic

Cambridge University Professor and author Dr. Thomas Jeffery Miley speaks with Journalist Alaettin Sinayic about Turkish state violence, Kurdish resistance and the philosophy of “democratic confederalism” which has been adopted by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the PYD in Syria for the better part of twenty years.