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.
Tuesday 28 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Join us to express solidarity with the civilized people of Shingal and Kobani! Show your anger against the bloodthirsty forces of ISIS!
International Federation of Iraqi Refugees invites you to a meeting hosted by John McDonnell MP. Invited speakers: Jean Lambert MEP; A speaker from Amnesty; And 2 activists from Northern Iraq
The issues to be discussed are:
1. The ISIS threat against the future of Iraq, Kurdistan and the Middle East.
2. Genocide against the people of Shingal both Yazidis and Christian.
3. The situation of displaced people and women kidnapped by ISIS forces.
4. The brave Resistance of the citizens of Kobani and finding a way out of this blazing hell.
5. There will also be a film regarding the plight of displaced people.
By taking part in this meeting you will show your solidarity to all the victims ISIS. At the same time, you will show your anger and contempt against ISIS, its brutal crimes and bloodbath it has created.
For more information contact: 07804891082 or 07856032991 or 07894252708
Venue: Committee room no10, House of Parliament, Westminster, London. Entrance is free
Saturday 1 November, 2pm
Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity!
ISIS launched a major multi-front military campaign against the Kurdish region of Kobanê in northern Syria. This is the third ISIS onslaught on Kobanê since March 2014. As the ISIS was unsuccessful on the two previous occasions, they are attacking with larger forces and want to take Kobanê. If the world wants democracy in the Middle East, it should support the Kurdish resistance in Kobanê. Democratic autonomy in Rojava promises a free future for all peoples in Syria. In this regard, the “Rojava Model” – the secular, non-sectarian, democratic position in Rojava is the model which practices unity in diversity. It is high time to give the global players the reason to believe otherwise.
We encourage people all over the world to show their solidarity with Kobanê. Go to the streets and demonstrate.
Venue: Trafalgar Square, central London. Events will be taking place across the country. Keep updated on all the events planned here. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/807930075930434
Saturday, 8 November, 4 – 7pm
Terror Stops On Travellers: An IHRC know your rights workshop
All you need to do to be stopped, questioned for up to 9 hours (soon to be 6 hours), detained, searched and have your property confiscated is to travel to or from Great Britain or just get on a plane within the UK. As a traveller you are liable to be stopped under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism act 2000 – which permits the above. The powers are supposed to allow security personnel to determine whether people appear to be terrorists. You can be stopped without any suspicion that you are a terrorist being required – you just need to be travelling to/from the UK. It is also likely that you will be stopped if you are Asian, Muslim or travelling to/from places with high Muslim populations. Asian travellers from the UK,are 42 times more likely than white UK travellers to be stopped.. It is also highly likely that those travelling to and from Turkey or Syria are likely to be stopped. You have more duties and fewer rights than a terror suspect or any other criminal suspect! If you want to know the rights that you do have so that you are prepared for travelling to and from Great Britain attend this workshop.
Venue: IHRC Bookshop and Gallery, 202 Preston Road Wembley, HA9 8PA, London. You need to book tickets in advance; to do so click here: http://www.ihrc.org.uk/events/11172-autumn-2014-know-your-rights-workshop-series
Tuesday 11 November, 6.30pm-8pm
The Kurdish National Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood
The Kurdish liberation movement in Iraq represents a fascinating example for how liberation movements can adjust to changing global circumstances and regional dynamics. In this lecture and book launch, Dr Yaniv Voller will discuss the evolution of the Kurdish struggle with the aim of providing insights on the broader context of liberation struggle in the Middle East and across the globe. His book will serve as the starting point of the discussion.
Venue: Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clement’s Inn, London School of Economics, Haughton Street, London. More details here
Saturday 22 November
Radical Independence Campaign Conference
The 2014 Radical Independence Conference will take place all day on Saturday 22nd November in Glasgow city centre at the SECC Clyde Auditorium and the Glasgow Science Centre. More event details on timetable, speakers, childcare and conference agenda will be released shortly. Please check our website and Facebook pages for further updates. More information and tickets can be bought here: http://radicalindependence.org/2014/09/29/ric-conference-2014/Venue: Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow.
29 November 2014, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Latin America Adelante! Conference
Come to the Latin America Conference 2014 to find out first hand about the latest developments in the region and how we can offer solidarity. Featuring contributions from over 50 campaigners, politicians, trade unionists, journalists & academics, from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the UK, including: Features films, stalls, music and discussion.
Venue: TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS