Saturday, September 11, 2pm
State Library, Swanston St, Melbourne
Please note changed date. Due to the July lockdown many events have had to be rescheduled.
The Turkish regime is attacking the Kurdish people on all fronts.
In Turkey, the Kurdish-based HDP (People’s Democratic Party) is under constant attack. Thousands of activists are in jail or before the courts. Elected officials are sacked and jailed and an outright ban looms.
In northern Syria, Turkey and its Islamist mercenaries have invaded and occupied the territories of the Autonomous Administration (‘Rojava’). It has carried out large-scale ethnic cleansing against the Kurds and established a brutal, lawless regime.
In Kurdish Iraq, for over a year Turkey has been waging a brutal war trying to establish a chain of bases there and deal a crippling blow to the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) in its guerilla strongholds.
Here in Australia our government stays silent. It falsely keeps the PKK on the terror list and continues to persecute desperate refugees, many of whom are Kurds who fled persecution in theocratic, anti-Kurd Iran.
Speakers: Janet Rice (Greens Senator), Rob Stary (criminal lawyer), speaker from Vic Trades Hall, others TBA.
Organised by Australians for Kurdistan & Federation of Democratic Kurdish Societies Australia — Melbourne.
[Image: Protest against killing of HDP activist Deniz Poyraz in Izmir.]
Friday, April 16, 7pm. Registration
The Kurdish people are divided between four countries and are denied justice and freedom in all of them. Turkey’s Erdogan regime is waging an all-out war on the Kurdish people, in Turkey itself and across the borders in Syria and northern Iraq. Continue reading
[Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) party has been under sustained attack by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) regime. HDP local government and parliamentary elected representatives have been arrested and jailed, or stripped of their positions and replaced with pro-regime administrators. HDP members and sympathisers have been abducted and killed. Now, the regime is moving to ban the party outright. In response, HDP’s foreign affairs co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy issued the following statement on March 18.] Continue reading
As the Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Movement (KJK (Komalên Jinên Kurdistan) we send our greetings to the March 4 Justice women‘s uprising in Australia. Your chanting from the streets of Australia are heard by the women in Kurdistan and we are deeply inspired by the
masses of you that are opposing the ruling patriarchal system and searching for women‘s
freedom. Continue reading
[By Peter Boyle] Socialist Alliance Moreland city councillor Sue Bolton initiated a solidarity motion in support of Kurdish mayors who have been undemocratically removed from office by the Erdoğan regime in Turkey. The motion was passed on February 10, with one vote against and two abstentions. Similar motions have been passed by the Inner West Council (IWC) in Sydney and Fremantle City Council in Western Australia. Continue reading
[By John Tully] Imagine living in a country ruled by an autocrat who has jailed and detained tens of thousands of political opponents, including 200 elected officials and seven MPs from a legitimate political party, and disbanded 65 local councils and installed pliant puppets in their stead. All this has been made possible by trashing the rule of law, sacking tens of thousands of public servants, judges, magistrates, teachers, and academics, and replacing them with creatures of the ruling party. Continue reading
Help us put an end to the systematic violence against women committed in the Turkish Republic!
Violence against women has risen by more than 1400% in Turkey, where one woman is killed by a male perpetrator every day.
With this campaign we seek to collect 100,000 signatures for 100 reasons to:
- Expose and draw attention to the familicidal policies of the Erdogan regime;
- Demand his prosecution;
- Oppose his use of the law, military and the police for violence and injustice;
- Advocate for femicide to be an internationally recognised crime against humanity.
Add your signature to our campaign to seek justice against violence!
No tolerance of femicide!