While ISIS preaches hate, in Rojava (Kurdistan) a feminist revolution is unfolding…


YPJ medics in Rojava

The UK Government and its coalition partners demonstrate remarkable ignorance of the political realities of what is happening on the ground in Kurdistan – either that, or they are knowingly prepared to sacrifice the Kurds, who have been at the forefront of the fight against ISIS and hailed as heroes by the media, once their military value has been exhausted. We explain why below. In the meantime, while ISIS continues to preach hate and practice barbarism, in the Rojava province of Kurdistan a feminist revolution is purportedly underway.

A few days ago the UK courts remanded a young British woman, Shilan Ozcelik, who was charged with offences under the 2008 Terrorism Act – specifically for providing support to Kurds. The UK Government accused Ms. Ozcelik of offering aid to the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which is still a proscribed organisation (mainly due to pressure from…

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