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
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
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.
Activists aim to bring solidarity from Scotland to Kurdish hunger strikers in Strasbourg
Activists on hunger strike in France and in Turkish prisons demand an end to the isolation of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan
- Scottish activists Sarah Glynn and Fiona Napier will travel to Strasbourg this week to offer solidarity to 15 members of the Freedom for Öcalan Initiative on hunger strike
- The strike hopes to “end the ongoing, inhumane isolation the Turkish state has imposed on the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan”
Sarah Glynn: Why are 162 Kurdish political prisoners on hunger strike?
Sarah Glynn, committee member of Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan, explains the context behind a mass hunger strike in Turkish prisons, which has spread to solidarity actions in Strasbourg and Cardiff, of Kurdish activists
A HUNGER strike is not a form of protest to be undertaken lightly. It is a last resort when other methods have become impossible. The fact that this has become a regular resort for Kurdish activists is an indication of the extent to which Kurds have been made to suffer.
'Women Life Freedom!': What I found on my visit to the Women's revolution in Northern Syria
Dundee-based campaigner and academic Sarah Glynn shares her thoughts on the women’s revolution in northern Syria after visiting in May, exploring the huge successes and big challenges facing a historic movement seeking to transform a traditional middle-eastern tribal society through anti-capitalism with women at the vanguard