|UNISON CONFERENCE FRINGE MEETING
Tuesday 21 June 12.30 to 2.00
Buckingham Suite, Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel Kings Road, Brighton. BN1 2FU
Sandwich lunch provided
Support Peace Negotiations
In Turkey and Support Rojava
Stop the violence against Kurds Support the HDP MPs
Support the Free Ocalan Campaign
Peace negotiations between the Turkish government and Kurdish society, including the PKK and imprisoned leader Abdullah Ocalan, were scrapped by President Erdogan in February 2015. Since then Turkish forces have launched violent attacks on Kurdish towns, killed hundreds of civilians, arrested many Kurdish politicians and now threaten to prosecute Kurdish supporting MPs.
This follows Turkish support for Daesh/ISIS and refusal to support the defenders of Kobane and the struggle to liberate Rojava. Meanwhile a social revolution is taking place in Rojava based on democratic, secular and gender equal values.
At conference Motion 80 supports those arguing for peace and calls for the release of Abdullah Ocalan from prison to lead the peace negotiations.
PRIORITISE MOTION 80 FROM SOUTH LANARKSHIRE
Simon Dubbins, Unite International Officer Michelle Allison, Kurdish National Congress Erdelan Baran KNK Foreign Affairs, UK Elif Sarican, Kurdish Student’s Union UK
In Chair, Stephen Smellie, South Lanarkshire