Sarah Glynn: Meet the working class hero Turkey is trying to rip away from the Kurds
Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan member Sarah Glynn explores the symbolism behind the fall of a statue in northern Syria last week
WHEN, last Sunday, the Turkish invaders wanted to stamp their presence on the predominantly Kurdish city of Afrîn in northern Syria, one of the first things that they did was pull down a statue.
Sarah Glynn: We must put grassroots activism at the centre of the indy campaign
Sarah Glynn of the Scottish Unemployed Workers' Network says it's vital for campaigners to stay tuned in to the daily struggles of so many as the independence debate goes on
FOR those struggling to survive on diminishing benefits or otherwise dependent on our ravaged welfare state, independence can’t come soon enough.
There is good reason why welfare has been a recurrent theme at indy rallies; and the Scottish Unemployed Workers’ Network will be as active in this campaign as we were in the last.
Discovering Syria’s 'real revolution': In conversation with PYD co-chair Salih Muslim
Campaigner Sarah Glynn interviews Salih Muslim of Rojava's Democratic Union Party about democracy, the one per cent and a ‘third way’
SCOTLAND has just received a first visit from Salih Muslim, co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the main political party in Rojava, the majority Kurdish autonomous region in North Syria.
Sarah Glynn: More than ever we need to show our support for Kurds and others under threat around the world
Author and campaigner Sarah Glynn says building links with movements across the world is vital in defeating dangerous ideologies
THIS last week saw three protests in Edinburgh in support of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MPs who have been arrested by the Turkish government.
Sarah Glynn: The anger over 'I, Daniel Blake' needs to turn into action - here's how it can
Sarah Glynn from the Scottish Unemployed Workers’ Network (SUWN) outlines the contents of a new book containing real people's stories in Scotland - and how the organisation is helping them
VIEWERS of Ken Loach’s award winning film, 'I, Daniel Blake', can be divided into three types.
The film is the story of a man refused disability benefit after a heart attack, despite his doctor’s insistence that he shouldn’t work. He is therefore forced to sign on at the jobcentre and navigate a system where any false step can trigger a benefit sanction.
Sarah Glynn: What Scotland can learn about democracy from Syrian Kurdistan
Sarah Glynn, member of Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan, reports back from a meeting of the Kurdish congress in Brussels
AN industrial estate on the edge of Brussels is not where one would think to find a source of hope in this increasingly barbarous world, but this is the location of the Brussels Kurdish centre that last weekend hosted the 750-strong PYD Congress.
The PYD (or Democratic Union Party) is the main political organisation in Rojava, in northern Syria, where the predominantly Kurdish population has created an autonomous enclave.