Trump green-lights Turkish invasion of NE Syria and the destruction of hope
Sarah Glynn, co-convener of Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan, argues that the United States’ backing of a Turkish offensive into Syria must be opposed
I’M terrified for my friends and for all that they have done to establish a beacon of hope in their corner of the Middle East – and I’m terrified for a world that can blithely contemplate their extinction.
Sarah Glynn: Hope Vs fascism in Syria and Iraq
Sarah Glynn of Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan says that while all eyes are on Iran, Turkey massing troops on the Syrian border spells real danger of an extension of its war on the Kurds, in a region where many external powers are jockeying for control
LAST Friday [19 July] was the seventh anniversary of the Rojava revolution, when the Kurds established autonomous control in northern Syria.
Sarah Glynn: The independence movement cannot afford to be neutral on the smearing of Jeremy Corbyn
Sarah Glynn, a founding member of Scottish Jews against Zionism and not a member of any political party, argues that all who seek to challenge the British establishment should take issue with attempts to smear Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite
AS THE full weight of the British establishment comes together to smear the Labour left and try and pre-empt the election of a Corbyn-led government, independence supporters cannot afford to stand aside and watch.
Sarah Glynn: Erdoğan has been humiliated by Istanbul election re-run defeat
Sarah Glynn, Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan activist, looks at the re-run of Turkey’s mayoral election on Sunday [23 June], which has led to a humiliating defeat for authoritarian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
ON SUNDAY, the voters of Istanbul made history. For the second time in less than three months, they elected as mayor, Ekrem Imamoğlu, of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), decisively ending twenty-five years of Justice and Development Party (AKP) control.
Sarah Glynn: Victory for the Kurdish hunger strikers – but what next?
Sarah Glynn, Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan activist, reflects on the victory of the Kurdish hunger strike following the ending of leader Abdullah Ocalan’s solitary confinement by Turkish authorities – and looks to the next steps for the Kurdish solidarity movement
Sarah Glynn: Erdoğan’s little helper - Why is Facebook censoring Kurdish solidarity?
Sarah Glynn from Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan, who has had her Facebook account shut down along with other activists, says the social media giant’s policy of censoring Kurdish solidarity is actively suppressing attempts to hold Turkey’s authoritarian regime to account
STUC supports Kurdish hunger strikers
Sarah Glynn from the Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan campaign group reports on the support for Kurdish hunger strikers in the Scottish Trade Union Congress.
From the mention of Welsh Kurdish hunger striker Imam Sis in Lynn Henderson’s presidential opening speech, the Kurds featured prominently at this week’s Scottish Trade Union Congress.
WATCH: Kurdish solidarity protest at Scottish Parliament marks Ocalan's 70th birthday
On Thursday [5 April], Scottish solidarity with Kurdistan held a solidarity protest at the Scottish Parliament with Kurds facing human rights abuses from the Turkish Government, including Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, who turned 70 yesterday