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Iran drone attack on Iraqi Kurdistan September 2022

What began as a calm morning on on September 23 soon turned into a terrifying ordeal in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, when Iranian missiles rained down across the region, reports Marcel Cartier.

Nilüfer Koç discusses the country-wide protests against the torture and killing of Mahsa (Jina) Amini.

Women, life, freedom

Protests have erupted across Iran after the Islamic fundamentalist state’s “morality police” arrested and tortured to death Mahsa Amina, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, reports Peter Boyle.

Semra Guzel

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Semra Güzel, a 38-year-old medical doctor, became the latest elected representative of this major left-wing party to be jailed in Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government is looking for a deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to eliminate the Kurds in Rojava. Peter Boyle reports.

Zinar Bozkurt

A 26-year-old Kurdish refugee in Sweden is at risk of being deported to Turkey as a result of an agreement signed between Ankara, Stockholm and Helsinki for the Nordic expansion of NATO, reports Medya News.

Injured people

Frustrated by its inability to get support for a full-scale invasion, Turkey has escalated its killer drone attacks and shelling of border cities and towns in Rojava, reports Peter Boyle.

As Turkey escalates its military attacks on the Kurds, ahead of a possible full-scale invasion of North and East Syria — the region known as Rojava — the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) issued an urgent call for a no-fly zone, reports ANF English.

In Rojhelat, also known as Eastern Kurdistan, there has been a renewed push by Iran’s clerical regime to tie the Kurdish resistance to foreign powers, namely Israel, reports Marcel Cartier.

More than 100 protesters stood in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, chanting “Free Free Palestine” and “From the River to the Sea”. Isaac Nellist reports. 

The Yazidi Justice Committee released a damning report in July on the complicity of various governments in the Islamic State genocide against the Yezidi. Peter Boyle reports.

Free Palestine

Western weapons, money and political support sustain and prolong Israel’s settler-colonial persecution of the Palestinian people and ensure that the blood keeps flowing, writes Ali Abunimah.

Child in Yemen

Just weeks after visiting the Middle East, United States President Joe Biden’s administration approved more than US$5 billion in missile sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reports Brett Wilkins.

Jiyan Tolhildan

Jiyan Tolhildan (Salwa Yusuf), a leader of the Syrian Defence Force (SDF) Counter Terrorism Units, and who led the fight against ISIS, was murdered by Turkey in a drone strike on July 22, reports Sarah Glynn.

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.

Peter Boyle reports three socialist parties from the Asia-Pacific region have supported the call from Rojava for a no-fly zone to stop a threatened invasion by Turkey.

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