There has been growing conflict between struggles for national self-determination (SD) versus the global ‘counter-terror” regime’ and its effects on diasporic communities. ‘Anti-terror’ legislation has been used to advance the imperialist agendas of governments and a wider military-industrial-securitisation complex. Their agenda has attacked political organisations (as well as others such as lawyers, investigative journalists, publishers) that are perceived to be linked with SD struggles.
CAMPACC is initiating a research and public outreach project critically examining those issues, especially in relation to UK migrant communities. An initial outcome will be briefing papers drawing upon discussions at workshops that we will organise. These will involve active engagement from various diaspora community groups, researchers, lawyers and academics involved in these issues. The first three workshops will focus on specific migrant communities (Kurds, Tamils and Somalis) with additional participation of representatives from other migrant communities.
A key aim will be to facilitate cross-community learning to develop strategies for self-determination in the current global context.
The first workshop will take place on 21st February, focusing on learnings from the Kurdish liberation struggle.
You can find out more about the project on the CAMPACC website