Freedom for Ocalan online rally July 16th 7 PM Register here – https://tinyurl.com/FreedomForOcalanTheTimeHasCome
Many of us have experienced the frustration and isolation of lockdown in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic. For several weeks we were denied contact with friends and family or worried about being exposed on the front lines while unable to have the comfort of those closest to us.
It’s been tough.
Now imagine how 21 years would feel.
Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the Kurdish liberation movement, has been held in solitary confinement in brutal conditions for 21 long years.
On the evening of July 16 at 7 PM the Trade Union Freedom for Öcalan campaign is renewing calls for his release in the name of peace and justice.
Join the campaign co-chairs Labour peer and former general secretary of the NUT Baroness Blower of Starch Green and Simon Dubbins international director of Unite the Union and guests; Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP and Manuel Cortes general secretary of the TSSA plus contributions from UK and international trade unions, Kurdish and UK politicians and many other active supporters.
Register here – https://tinyurl.com/FreedomForOcalanTheTimeHasCome
Peace in Kurdistan
Campaign for a political solution of the Kurdish Question
Contacts Estella Schmid 020 7586 5892 & Melanie Gingell – Tel: 020 7272 7890
Fax: 020 7263 0596
Patrons: John Austin, Baroness Blower of Starch Green, former GS NUT, Prof Bill Bowring, Julie Christie, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Prof Mary Davis, Lord Dholakia, Simon Dubbins, UNITE International Director, Jill Evans, former MEP, Desmond Fernandes, Lindsey German, Convenor STWC, Melanie Gingell, Christopher Gingell, Prof Dr. Michael Gunter, Secretary-General, EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC), Rahila Gupta, Nick Hildyard, Dafydd Iwan, Former President Plaid Cymru, James Kelman, Bruce Kent, Jean Lambert, former MEP, Elfyn Llwyd, Aonghas MacNeacail, Scottish Gaelic poet, Mike Mansfield QC, David Morgan, Doug Nicholls, General Secretary, GFTU, Dr. Jessica Ayesha Northey, Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy, Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Kate Osamor MP, Margaret Owen OBE, Ali Gul Ozbek, Former Councillor and Mayor of Haringey; Gareth Peirce, Dr Felix Padel, Maxine Peake, actor, Trevor Rayne, writer, Lord Rea, Joe Ryan, Tony Simpson, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Stephen Smellie, PIK Trade Union Liaison Officer, Jonathan Steele, Steve Sweeney, , Gianni Tognoni, General Secretary Permanent People’s Tribunal, Dr Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Dr Tom Wakeford, Dr Derek Wall, Julie Ward, former MEP, Kariane Westrheim, Chair, EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC); Hywel Williams MP.