Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East
Afghanistan Claims al-Qaeda Leader Died in U.S.-Led Attack That Killed 40 Civilians | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-14 20:07
Pentagon Deploying Additional 1,800 Troops to Saudi Arabia | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-14 19:33
Turkey Launches Ground Offensive in Northern Syria | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-13 21:46
Canada’s Justin Trudeau to Appeal Reparations Payments for Indigenous Youth | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-13 20:00
Greta Thunberg Lends Support to Indigenous Climate Activists at Standing Rock | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-13 16:28
Democracy denied - Turkey cancels the opposition’s victory in the Istanbul election | Europe | The EconomistEconomist - 2019-10-13 14:39
After Trump Abandoned Kurds, Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide & ISIS Resurgence | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-13 13:49
Uranium Poisoning Navajo Women and Babies Decades After Mining Ended | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-13 06:57
Trump Admin Planning Withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-12 18:01
U.N.: U.S. Military Killed 30+ Afghan Civilians in Airstrikes in May | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-12 17:43
HDP MP Aydeniz attacked by police in AmedANF - 2019-10-12 14:06
The Democracy Vigil launched after the seizure by the AKP of the HDP-run municipalities, was prevented by the police in Amed. ...
Brazil’s Uncontacted Tribes Face “Genocide” Under President Jair Bolsonaro | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-12 13:12
NBC Producer Says Matt Lauer Raped Her in 2014 | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-12 07:33
Supreme Court Hears Arguments in LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Cases | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-11 22:25
Oil Slick Fouls Nearly 1,000 Miles of Beaches in Brazil | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-11 09:33
Bernie Sanders to Scale Back Campaign Events After Heart Attack | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-11 09:33
PM outlines challenges, achievements at Athens Democracy ForumKathimerini - 2019-10-11 03:55
Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, the Greek prime minister warned that “any unilateral intervention ...
Slow Food: Stop the Turkish offensive in Northern SyriaANF - 2019-10-11 00:21
Slowfood, which has a project in Kobane, condemned Turkish attack and issued an urgent appeal for peace, to stop the offensive that threatens to make us lose a common home, a dream of democracy and justice that was, slowly becoming a reality." ...
Turkey Moves to Crush Rojava, the Kurds’ Radical Experiment Based on Democracy, Feminism & Ecology | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-10 22:05
Many detained in police attack against Democracy Vigil in AmedANF - 2019-10-10 13:40
Police attacked the Democracy Vigil in Amed, battering HDP deputies and detaining many people. ...
Pope Francis Warns of “New Forms of Colonialism” in Amazon Rainforest | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-10 11:33
Wife of U.S. Diplomat Claims Immunity After Crash That Killed Motorcyclist | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-10 07:10
800,000 Californians Face Blackouts as PG&E Cuts Power Amid Wildfire Fears | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-10 03:03
U.S. Billionaires Paid Lower Taxes Than Working Americans in 2018 | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-10 03:03
Julián Castro Backs Impeachment Effort & Condemns Trump’s “Betrayal” of Kurds in Northern Syria | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-09 23:30
Steven Reed Elected First Black Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-09 23:01
Trump Won’t Cooperate with Impeachment Probe, Prompting Constitutional Crisis | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-09 18:43
Turkish Attack on Kurds in Syria Imminent After U.S. Steps Aside | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-09 16:52
Court injunctions blocking Trump 'threaten democracy': US attorney generalYahoo - 2019-10-09 11:41
Skyrocketing Violence Continues Ahead of Colombian Elections | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-09 03:20
Trump Touts “Great and Unmatched Wisdom” as U.S. Abandons Kurdish Allies | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-08 22:13
Kongreya Star calls for worldwide solidarity with RojavaANF - 2019-10-08 14:57
The Kurdish Women's Union in Rojava, Kongreya Star, has spoken out on the impending invasion of Turkey in northern Syria and called on all forces of democracy and all revolutionary women around the world to take to the streets in struggle and solidarity. ...
Panel on Kurdish people struggle at the House of CommonsANF - 2019-10-08 12:00
The Kurdish People’s Assembly is organising a panel discussion today on the Kurdish people struggle for rights and democracy in Turkey. ...
Trump Orders U.S. Troops to Step Aside for Turkish Assault on Kurdish Forces | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-08 00:21
“A Shakespearean Act of Betrayal”: Trump Agrees to Let Turkey Invade Kurdish-Controlled Syrian Area | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-07 22:19
Famed Mexican Artist Francisco Toledo Dies in Oaxaca at 79 | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-07 21:27
SDF Commander Felat speaks at the Conference in RomeANF - 2019-10-06 16:12
SDF Commander Rojda Felat attended the conference held in Rome under the title “Democratic Confederalism, Municipalism and Global Democracy - Vision and Strategies from Kurdistan”. ...
Democratic Confederalism discussed in RomeANF - 2019-10-06 10:23
Democratic Confederalism, Municipalism and Global Democracy - Vision and Strategies from Kurdistan, is the title of the international conference which began on Saturday in Rome. ...
Democracy Vigil in Van taken over by women unionistsANF - 2019-10-05 10:20
The Democracy Vigil to protest the political coup launched by the AKP against the HDP-run municipalities was taken over by the women's council of the Municipal and Local Government Workers Union (Tüm Bel Sen). ...
Education Union joined Democracy Vigil against trustees in AmedANF - 2019-10-05 10:20
The Democracy Vigil against the seizure of the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin has reached day 48. ...
Democracy Vigil in Mardin reached day 48ANF - 2019-10-05 08:25
The Democracy Vigil against the seizure of the municipality and the appointment of a trustee replacing the legitimate HDP mayor of in Mardin has reached day 48. ...
Rethinking Referendums: Can Direct Democracy Defeat Populism? | Balkan InsightBalkaninsight - 2019-10-05 08:07
HDP launch campaign to promote Kurdish languageANF - 2019-10-04 11:28
The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) launched a campaign to improve Kurdish language and remove obstacles to its learning. In this context, Kurdish lessons will be given at the Democracy Vigils. ...
Netherlands: Removal of Kurdish mayors undermines Turkish democracyKurdistan24 - 2019-10-04 06:48
Will a New EU Democracy Strategy Make Any Difference? - Carnegie Europe - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceCarnegieeurope - 2019-10-04 06:12
Dismissal of Kurdish mayors undermines Turkish democracy - Dutch foreign minister | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-10-03 11:24
Turkey must resist emotional politics to find peace and democracy - Gültan Kışanak | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-10-03 09:51
In Turkey, attack on democracy continues with removal of Kurdish mayorsFrederike Geerdink - 2019-10-03 08:17
The mayors of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin were elected with more than 50 per cent of the vote in local elections on 31 March 2019. Yet on 19 August, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) announced it had removed them from office and appointed ...
Rami Khouri: The U.S. is Erasing “the Palestinian National Reality From Our World” | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-30 19:52
HDP deputy Taşdemir: Trustees are an attack to democracyANF - 2019-08-30 09:59
HDP Ağrı Deputy Dilan Dirayet Taşdemir said that the appointment of trustees to three metropolitan municipalities interfered with the people's demand for democracy and their will to live together. ...
Dismissed Kurdish mayors call on citizens to make a stand for democracy | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-29 18:31
Boris Johnson is trashing the democracy fought for with the blood of our ancestors | Owen Jones | Opinion | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-08-29 09:23
We shouldn't be surprised. These are other times Boris Johnson has shown he doesn't give a s**t about democracy | The CanaryThecanary - 2019-08-29 09:23
HDP's Temelli: Opposition alliance needed to overcome the crisisANF - 2019-08-27 17:05
HDP Co-Chairperson Sezai Temelli visited the ÖDP today and said that the crisis created by the AKP could actually lead to a democracy alliance. ...
Turkish Democracy Is Down But Not Out | Balkan InsightBalkaninsight - 2019-08-26 18:22
HDP's report on trustees appointed to usurped municipalitiesANF - 2019-08-23 09:12
HDP urged Turkey’s larger political opposition and the international democratic community to lose no time in acting against this coup and fulfilling their part in leading Turkey back into the path of parliamentary and local democracy and the rule of law. ...
Turkish Democracy Is Down, But Not Out by Javier Solana - Project SyndicateProject Syndicate - 2019-08-22 19:59
Greece’s New Democracy government intensifies Syriza's anti-refugee policy - World Socialist Web SiteWSWS - 2019-08-22 08:25
Britain accused of failing to speak out against Turkey's ‘coup against democracy’ | Morning StarMorningstaronline - 2019-08-21 20:29
Human Rights Watch: The AKP violated voters' rightsANF - 2019-08-21 08:55
Human Rights Watch said that "the Turkish Interior Ministry’s removal of three democratically elected mayors in the major municipalities of the Kurdish southeast and eastern regions blatantly violates the rights of voters and suspends local democracy. ...
EU questions Turkey’s respect for democracy after dismissal of Kurdish mayors | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-21 00:51
PES: Erdogan is once again trying to hijack democracyANF - 2019-08-20 17:05
The removal of three democratically elected majors is the latest signal that Erdogan is actively subverting democracy to maintain a grip on power, the Party of European Socialists said today. ...
CoE: Seizure of HDP municipalities undermines local democracyANF - 2019-08-20 12:17
Council of Europe official Anders Knape expressed concerns over the AKP regime’s dismissal of HDP’s democratically elected mayors and seizure of the municipalities. ...
EU: Dismissals and arrests risk damaging local democracyANF - 2019-08-20 10:28
The EU reiterated its call for the urgent resumption of a credible political process to achieve a peaceful and sustainable solution. ...
HDP Temelli: Let's unite on the struggle for democracy!ANF - 2019-08-19 13:32
HDP Co-Chair Sezai Temelli reacted harshly to the seizure of the municipalities and said: "Power has lost its legitimacy." Temelli called on the public, parties and institutions to "unite in the struggle for democracy". ...
Turkey’s June Elections: The Last Chance to Save Democracy? | The NationThenation - 2019-08-15 19:47
Dartmouth Reaches $14 Million Settlement with Women Who Accused 3 Profs of Sex Crimes | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-14 09:48
Dems and Grieving Communities Voice Resistance to Trump Visits to El Paso and Dayton | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-13 09:09
Why the U.S. Shouldn't Give Up on Baghdad’s Fragile DemocracyForeignaffairs - 2019-08-13 06:31
Police in Hong Kong are brutally repressing democracy – and Britain is arming them | Andrew Smith | Opinion | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-08-12 20:13
Democracy, human rights and ultra-right nationalism | The Express TribuneTribune - 2019-08-09 22:42
Behind the Lines: Shane Bauer Travels to Syria to Uncover America’s Role in the Syrian War | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-09 18:11
Nigerian Journalist and Political Activist Omoyele Sowore Arrested After Calling for Revolution | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-08 18:13
Toni Morrison, Visionary Author and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 88 | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-07 18:32
Dems Call on Congressional Leaders to Pass Bills Addressing White Supremacy | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-07 16:15
Walmart Workers Plan Walkout to Protest Gun Sales | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-07 16:01
FBI Investigating Gilroy Mass Shooting as Domestic Terror | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-07 16:01
Progressive Insurgent Tiffany Cabán Concedes to Melinda Katz in Queens DA Race | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51
Civil Rights Groups Rally Against Gun Violence and White Supremacy at White House | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51
Judge Halts Arkansas 18-Week Abortion Ban | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51
25% of World’s Population Under “Extremely High Water Stress” | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51
Cyntoia Brown Released from Prison After 15 Years, Vows to Fight for Other Sexual Abuse Survivors | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51
U.S Warns Turkey Against Syria Attacking Kurdish Forces in Syria | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-08-07 15:51
Peace and Electoral Democracy in MyanmarInternational Crisis Group - 2019-08-05 23:38
Myanmar’s 2020 polls are a chance to consolidate electoral democracy in the country. Yet many ethnic minorities doubt that voting gives them a real say. To preempt possible violence, the government and outside partners should work to enhance the ballot’s ...
DocFilm - Rojava: The Kurds between conflict and democracyANF - 2019-08-04 16:04
Director and producer Michael Enger has traveled to Rojava to see the region after their victory against ISIS. The resulting film will be broadcast today at Deutsche Welle. ...
Yes, Netanyahu won. And no, Israel's democracy didn't just die - Israel Election 2019 - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-08-03 18:56
Hong Kong protests: Chinese army releases anti-riot video seen as warningBBC - 2019-08-03 00:33
The video comes amid fears the Chinese military could intervene to stop the pro-democracy protests. ...
Ghannouchi: Istanbul elections are proof of Turkey’s democracy – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-08-02 21:28
Democracy Digest: Ten Things We Learned This Week | Balkan InsightBalkaninsight - 2019-08-02 18:52
TJK-E calls on women to join demos for Shengal on 3 AugustANF - 2019-08-01 12:04
"As TJK-E we call on all our women and friends in Kurdistan and elsewhere, all those who support freedom, democracy to participate in the actions to be held on 3 August." ...
Deterring democracy, the “LGBT-Free Zone” and the danger of thinking out loud - IFEXIFEX - 2019-07-31 02:05
Hong Kong protests: Police fire tear gas near China's liaison officeBBC - 2019-07-29 01:36
Police fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters for a second day in the eighth weekend of protests ...
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters hold sit-in at airportBBC - 2019-07-27 01:20
Thousands expressed their anger at the police response to last week’s attacks on demonstrators. ...
There’s hope for democracy in Turkey – but it needs help | Umut Özkırımlı | Opinion | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-07-24 12:24
New Democracy Will Push Refugee, Migrant Asylum, Deportations - The National HeraldThenationalherald - 2019-07-24 06:15
Hong Kong in shock after masked men attacked demonstratorsANF - 2019-07-22 09:26
Hong Kong is in shock after a night of violence on Sunday. Dozens of masked men stormed a train station and attack pro-democracy protesters and passersby in the district of Yuen Long. ...
Hong Kong protests: graffiti, tear gas and riot policeBBC - 2019-07-22 01:35
The BBC's Stephen McDonell is amid the pro-democracy protesters as tear gas is fired. ...
Hong Kong protests: Police fire tear gas at demonstratorsBBC - 2019-07-22 00:00
Riot police clash with demonstrators during the latest pro-democracy march in the territory. ...
Peace in Kurdistan: Rojava is a beacon of hope for all peoplesANF - 2019-07-20 13:51
"As a participative democracy unlike any other in the Middle East, Rojava has become a model for people across the entire world who are seeking to achieve their own freedom." ...