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Despite huge difficulties, trade union education is moving forwards and some of the contributors to this will introduce the discussion on Monday 13th September.

On the Tuesday, two of the world’s leading authorities on the Kurdish question and the current threats to fundamental democracy in Turkey will update attendees.

TUC Fringe Meeting with the Kurdish People and the Need for Peace and Democracy

Sep 14, 2021 12:30PM London

The Turkish government is engaged in one of the world’s most anti-democratic actions against elected representatives of the main opposition parties. This is a situation that British trade unionists are increasingly concerned about throughout the world.

Chair: Doug Nicholls, General Secretary of the GFTU

Havin Guneser is a lifelong activist with the International Kurdish freedom movement. She is an engineer, journalist, and a women’s rights activist who writes and speaks extensively on the topic of revolution in Rojava. She is one of the spokespersons of the International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan – Peace in Kurdistan” and translator of several of Öcalan’s books.

Hişyar Özsoy is member of parliament for the Diyarbakır province (Amed in Kurdish) and the Co-spokesperson for HDP’s foreign affairs commission. He is a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), where he serves as the vice-president of the United European Left (UEL), and he is a member of the board of the Progressive Alliance. He holds a PhD in political anthropology from the University of Texas – Austin, and worked as an assistant professor in political anthropology at the University of Michigan.

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