(VIDEO) Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 2019 – Interview with Simon Dubbins

The Freedom for Öcalan trade union campaign interviewed Simon Dubbins, co-chair of the campaign and International Director at Unite the Union at the 2019 Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. We asked Simon about his thoughts on the progress and future of the campaign, the international situation and the engagement of UK politicians in the Kurdish struggle.

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What next for Turkey and the Kurdish resistance after the local elections? – VIDEO

A public forum called by Peace in Kurdistan, Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC), London Kurdish Solidarity (LKS) and Democratic Kurdish Peoples Assembly UK.

Date: Monday, 29 April 6pm. Venue: Unite House, 128 Theobald Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

The discussion was moderated by Dr. Thomas Jeffrey Miley and included contributions from members of the UK delegation who observed the elections in the Kurdish regions of Turkey. The delegation consisted of journalists and academics – one of whom was deported and banned from Turkey and another threatened with deportation. Continue reading “What next for Turkey and the Kurdish resistance after the local elections? – VIDEO”

Video links to the conference held at Greenwich University on 10th December 2016

Democratic Transformations, Kurdish Women and Regional Conflict: Lessons from Rojava and Beyond

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The Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre of the University of Greenwich and Peace in Kurdistan – Women’s Alliance for Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria, held a workshop, exhibition and roundtable discussion on “Democratic transformations, Kurdish women and regional conflict: lessons from Rojava and beyond”. Continue reading “Video links to the conference held at Greenwich University on 10th December 2016”

Video: Janet Biehl addresses seminar in London on pedagogy in Rojava

Pedagogy for Revolution: The Case of Rojava
With author Janet Biehl

Public meeting and discussion with author Janet Biehl who talked about the new women’s science of “Jineology” and the revolutionary transformation of education. She has visited Rojava twice and reported on her recent visit. Organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Roj Women Group at Doughty Street Chambers on 23 October 2015. The meeting was chaired by Elif Sarican, Kurdish Student Union.

Watch: https://vimeo.com/143755823

Pedagogy for Revolution: The Case of Rojava With author Janet Biehl from Saman Gareeb on Vimeo.

Videos of Ocalan Award event in Strathclyde now available

On 20 June Strathclyde University student association awarded Abdullah Ocalan honorary lifetime membership. To mark the occasion a panel discussion was organised in which PiK patron Stephen Smellie, renowned writer James Kelman, organiser and activist Roza Salih spoke about the relevance of Ocalan in the struggle for self-determination and called for his release. Reimar Heider (International Initiative) was in Glasgow to accept the award on Ocalan’s behalf. Continue reading “Videos of Ocalan Award event in Strathclyde now available”