Kurds

Sydney's Kurdish community held a peaceful outside the French Consulate to call for justice for Kurdish activists assassinated in Paris by the Turkish state. Ismet Tashtan and Peter Boyle report.

An emergency rally at Sydney Town Hall Square called for the immediate end to the cruel and illegal isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. Video by Peter Boyle.

Peter Boyle reports that thousands marched through Sydney to demand democracy in Iran and justice for Jina Mahsa Amini.

Iran solidarity protest in Sydney

The uprising in Iran following the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini by the "morality police" has been going for 13 days. Dr Kamran Matin discusses the situation.

Australian cinematographer Jake Lloyd Jones talks to Peter Boyle about the ongoing “David and Goliath struggle” between the Kurds and the Turkish state from Bashur (South Kurdistan) in northern Iraq.

Demonstrations were held in Sydney and Melbourne to protest the Turkish military offensive against Kurds in South Kurdistan/Northern Iraq, and more are planned. Peter Boyle reports.

A car convoy was organised in the lead-up a global day of action to free Kurdish freedom movement leader Abdullah Öcalan. Peter Boyle reports.

Journalists cameras

Kurdish journalists continue to be killed or jailed simply for reporting the news, reports Steve Sweeney.

Kurdish rally

Members of Sydney's Kurdish community rallied at Sydney Town Hall to protest escalating attacks on Kurds in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. Peter Boyle reports.

The Kurdish community in Australia held a Newroz (Kurdish New Year) celebration in NSW Parliament House, Peter Boyle reports.

Sydney protest over wellbeing of Ocalan

Members of the Kurdish community and supporters joined global protests over concerns about the wellbeing of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, reports Peter Boyle.

Rojava Solidarity Sydney organised a rally to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Rojava Revolution, reports Peter Boyle.

The following statement was released by Make Rojava Green Again, an international campaign aiming to find solutions to the ecological problems facing the Rojava Revolution in Northern Syria.

MRGA has been financially and practically supporting projects in Rojava in the spirit of solidarity and internationalism, and seeking to spread the word about the inspiring process in this region, which Turkey is now trying to annihilate.

Turkey’s authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 53% of the vote in the June 24 presidential election.

This extends his rule until at least 2023 — but now with the sweeping executive powers narrowly endorsed in a referendum last year.

On the 28th anniversary of the Halabja genocide, about 120 people held a candlelight vigil in Sydney's Parramatta Mall. The vigil was organised by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. The massacre was carried out against the Kurdish people on March 16, 1988, in the closing days of the Iran–Iraq War in the Kurdish-dominated city of Halabja in Southern Kurdistan (Iraq). The attack took place as thousands of Kurds were fleeing attacks by the Saddam Hussein regime.
The following statement was released by the Australian Kurdish Association on December 22.

Let's Stand Against the Massacre in Kurdistan, Support the Kurdish People's Struggle for Freedom!

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