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
Sarah Glynn: Turkish thumbs down to Erdoğan – thanks to Kurdish election strategy
Sarah Glynn, Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan activist, analyses the local elections in Turkey, which have seen President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suffer a serious setback
YESTERDAY’S [31 March] Turkish election may only have been for regional control, but the one thing on which everyone is agreed is its importance. Although President Erdoğan was not himself up for election, he put himself at the centre of the campaign, with a frenetic programme of election rallies that demonstrated his belief that the vote is a referendum on his leadership.
Write a letter in support of the Kurdish hunger strikers
Sarah Glynn from Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan provides a model letter for supporters of the aims of the Kurdish hunger strikers to send to the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture over the imprisonment and isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan
Sarah Glynn: As hunger strike rolls on, let’s join the Kurds in a celebration of resistance
As the Kurds celebrate Newroz, there situation remains as dangerous as their resistance heroic
TODAY the Kurds celebrate Newroz, the Kurdish new year. A momentous twelve months has come to a close, and their fate in the year ahead hangs in the balance. For the followers of the liberational ideas of Kurdish leader and radical thinker Abdullah Ocalan, dangers assail them on every front.
Kurdish hunger strike first hand account: 70 days without food and still smiling
Sarah Glynn reports from Strasbourg, where she spent time with the Kurdish hunger strikers on strike to demand an end to the Turkish regime’s isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan
WRITING on my way back from a return visit to the Kurdish hunger strikers in Strasbourg, I can report that their morale and commitment has only strengthened - if that is possible - as their bodies have weakened.
Sarah Glynn: Yesterday Mandela; Tomorrow Öcalan
On the 20th anniversary to the day since Kurdish liberation leader Abdullah Öcalan was abducted and imprisoned in Turkey, Sarah Glynn of Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan explains why the protest movement internationally to end Öcalan’s isolation is rising, including demonstrations in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow this week
WATCH: Interviews with Kurdish Hunger Strikers
Sarah Glynn from the Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan campaign group visited Strasbourg to meet with Kurdish hunger strikers.
These videos were recorded on 25th January in the Kurdish Community Centre in Strasbourg, where eleven men and three women are on indefinite hunger strike. They have one, simple, demand: that the Turkish Government complies with their own constitution and international conventions on human rights and ends the isolation of imprisoned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) founder, Abdullah Öcalan.