Palestinian fashion designer Mirvat Ghandur shows off her winning dress in Lebanese TV talent show Mission Fashion, worn by winning model Sabrina Arab of Algeria. The inscription reads: “Everyone has a homeland to live in… except us, our homeland lives in us”. Photo by Awar Amro AFP. (Link)
*This poetic line does not only speaks to Palestinians, but also to Kurdish and Kashmiri people.*
Who the fuck bombs a PEACEFUL protest??? This is why I support the Kurds in their struggle for an independent homeland. The way they’ve gotten treated by literally every single group of people who’ve ruled over them is absolutely appalling.
“Bir; benim kitaplarımı okuyan katil olamasın, savaş düşmanı olsun. İki; insanın insanı sömürmesine karşı çıksın. Kimse kimseyi aşağılayamasın. Kimse kimseyi asimile edemesin. İnsanları asimile etmeye can atan devletlere, hükümetlere olanak verilmesin.
Benim kitaplarımı okuyanlar bilsinler ki, bir kültürü yok edenlerin kendi kültürleri, insanlıkları ellerinden uçmuş gitmiştir. Benim kitaplarımı okuyanlar yoksullarla birlik olsunlar, yoksulluk bütün insanlığın utancıdır. Benim kitaplarımı okuyanlar cümle kötülüklerden arınsınlar.”
Dozens of Kurds rallied in front of the Iranian Embassy in Berlin to protest against recent executions of Kurdish activists in Iran and to
free all political detainees in Iran. The group rallied against the
planned execution of Saman Naseem. 02/27/2015.
YPS-Jin is a Kurdish military organization that was set up in 2016 as the female brigade of the Civil Protection Units.
The YPS-Jin was formed by Kurdish women in North Kurdistan as part of the general YPS, (Civil Protection Units) Kurdish women need to be able to protect themselves and their spaces using arms when necessary.
The Kurdish people have been fighting for their existence until today, with Kurdish women playing a great part in this struggle. Is it not our mothers who have protected the Kurdish language from assimilation for the past hundred years by being teachers to their children and the carriers of this language? The system and enemy knows this and attacks the people’s culture, even women’s traditional Kurdish clothing. Kurdish women are part of an epic struggle today and as the YPS-Jin we will either create a free life or die resisting against the slavery that is being imposed on us. We want our people to be hopeful; Kurdistan is going to be a reality soon. If a sacrifice needs to be made, we will make the sacrifice but our people will have their freedom.
“İradeniz dışında evliliklere izin vermemelisiniz. Kimsenin sizi mal gibi satmasına izin vermemelisiniz. Sizin yeriniz sadece eviniz değil. Siz her yerde olmalısınız, söz sahibi olmalısınız, her yerde kadınlar konuşmalı. Kadın özgürlükçüsü olmak lazım. Kadına biçim vermeyi ahlaksızlık sayıyorum. Kadının xwedası gerekir. XWEDA kendi kendini doğurmadır. Özgür kadın bir güneş gibi doğar. Jin, Jiyan kelimeleri çok anlamlıdır. Kadınlar kudretli, özgür ve karar sahibi olmalıdır. Kadın değerli bir varlıktır. Jin, Jiyan kelimesi bunun için değerlidir.
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“For over a century, the Kurdish people have been repeatedly tortured, gassed, and brutally repressed in every country they live in. Denied an independent state of their own, the Kurds have suffered innumerable injustices at the hands of the people ruling them, including but not limited to a horrific genocide at the hands of Saddam Hussein in the late 80s. Recently, the President of Iraqi Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, announced his support for an independent Kurdish state in northern Iraq. The Kurds, already given self-autonomy in part of Iraq, have proven themselves more than able to run a country and are currently fighting against the malicious terrorist group, ISIL. As such, the Obama Administration should support Kurdish Independence for the betterment of the region and the world.”
100,000 signatures are needed in order to be discussed by the government and Congress.
The deadline is August 22, 2014.
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