Peace in Kurdistan Campaign organises events and meetings as part of its political and solidarity work. You can find information on our events here, as well as related events held by other organisations from London and across the country.
Saturday, 19 July, 7 -9.30pm
Gaza National Demonstration
Venue: Downing Street, SW1A
2100 Israeli air strikes, over 2000 rockets fired, and now the ground invasion has started we can expect a sharp escalation. Over 280 Palestinians have been killed, 77% of them civilians, a quarter ot them children. Over 2000 have been injured and 1800 homes destroyed. Israeli prime minister Netanyahu says, “No international pressure will prevent us from striking.”
Gaza resident, Sarah Ali, described on Twitter what this meant as the invasion began: “Israel is literally bombing Gaza from everywhere: air, sea, and land. Terrifying sounds across the Strip. Sound of gunboat shelling is the most horrible. Drones. Apaches & warships. Tanks on the outskirts of east & north Gaza. Families stuck with injuries. This is a war zone.”
Demonstration called by:
Stop the War Coalition
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Friends of Al Aqsa
British Muslim Initiative
War on Want
Islamic Forum of Europe
Palestinian Forum in Britain
Sunday 20 July, 7 -9.30pm
Selahattin Demirtas Rally
Demirtas: “Our call is to build a brand new life where all the peoples and faith groups in Turkey live together freely without resembling, or being made to resemble each other.”
This Sunday, Selahattin Demirtas, presidential candidate for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the coming elections in Turkey, will be in London speaking at a public event at Lee Valley Athletic Centre in northeast London.
Mr Demirtas is the third candidate in the country’s first direct elections for the presidential position, after the AKP’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the CHP/MHP joint candidate, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. In his manifesto, which he announced last week at the Şişli Kent Culture Centre, he announced the new HDP proposals for new life: radical democracy, peace, justice and freedom of belief.
This is a one-off event which has been organised by the Kurdish community organisations in the UK. We invite you to join us on Sunday and hope to see you there.
Date and time: Sunday 20 July, 1-6pm
Full address: Lee Valley Athletic Centre, 61 Meridian Way, N9 0AR.
Map: Click here to access
Thursday 22 July, 7 -9pm
Radical Independence Campaign Lecture with Leanne Wood AM
Leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood will give a lecture hosted by the Radical Independence Campaign on July 22nd in Glasgow. Wood, a socialist, republican and a proponent for Welsh independence, is the first female leader of Plaid Cymru. Tickets: £2. Organised by the Radical Independence Campaign.
Venue: Mitchell Library Theatre, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN
Thursday 31 July – 4 August
Peace News Summer Camp
- Declaring Peace – Another Europe, Another World is Possible
- Solutions for Syria – The Nonviolent Alternative
- Crossing the Line – Preparing for Nonviolent Direct Action
- Chucking the Camo – Countering the Militarisation of Youth
- Death from Above – The Truth about Killer Drones
- Reparations in The Pan-Afrikan Internationalist Perspective of Global Justice
- Policing the Police – Resisting the Repression of Protest
- Effective Strategies for Successful Campaigns
- Dishonesty, Secrecy and Willful Belligerence – How Britain Was Hustled into The First World War
- Selling to Both Sides: The Arms Trade and The First World War
- Justice for Palestine
- Mobilising to Stop NATO!
Confirmed speakers include: Paul Rogers, Peter Tatchell, Susan Clarkson, Bruce Kent, Rachel Julian, Emma Sangster, Milan Rai, Kofi Klu, Kat Hobbs, Paul Rogers, Alison Ronan, Cath Ban, Derek Wall, Almudena Izquierdo, Paul Newton, Aneaka Kellay, Michael Albert (via Skype), Clare Cochrane, Cyril Pearce, Emily Johns, Neil Faulkner (No Glory), Sheila Triggs and Valerie Flessati.Entrance to the camp costs £20-£100 depending on income. For those coming from Europe, this is roughly €24-€120. For under 14 year olds the camp is free. The camp is organised on a small budget by a group of volunteers – we are relying on the entrance contributions to break even so please give what you can afford.
You can book your entrance tickets here.
The costs of meals for the camp is £6 – £12 per day (roughly €7.30 - €14.60) for 3 meals a day per adult and children over 14 years. Meals for younger children will be available in the Kids Space and can be paid for by donation.
Venue: Peakhill Farm, Theberton, Suffolk, IP16 4TG. See map.
Tuesday, 5 August, 7 -9.30pm
DANGEROUS SURVEILLANCE: Drones, Data and Deprivation of Citizenship
CAMPACC PUBLIC EVENT
Venue: Council Chamber, Camden Town Hall, Judd St, London WC1H 9JE (near Kings Cross tube/rail station)
Revelations over mass electronic surveillance by US-UK state agencies have provoked public outrage at this threat to democratic freedoms. State responses have further revealed its assumptions about the public as a potential source of various dangers. […]
The global expansion of drone attack has been documented by Jeremy Scahill’s book and film, Dirty Wars. This public event will first screen the film, followed by speakers linking various forms of surveillance and their political roles. The discussion will consider how to oppose the state’s dangerous surveillance.
Kat Craig,Legal Director of the Abuses in Counter-Terrorism (ACT) team of Reprieve and Vice-Chair of Haldane Society
Alastair Lyon, Solicitor, Birnberg Peirce & Partners
Mohamed Ibrahim, Co-ordinator, London Somali Youth Forum
Chaired by Les Levidow, CAMPACC
Meeting organised by CAMPACC in association with:
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom
Kentish Town Community Organisation
London Somali Youth Forum
Somali Voice Community and Justice Centre
Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)