March 2016

30
Mar
2016
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'They stole my childhood': The trauma of being a Kurdish child in the 1990s in Turkey

Lead photo caption: Children attending a demonstation in the cemetery in Roboski to commemorate those killed in the 2011 Roboski massacre, July 2015

Turkey's latest attacks on its Kurdish population follow on from decades of repression and ethnic cleansing by the state of Turkey, its military and its police. In the 1990s, more than 3,000 villages in the Kurdish countryside were destroyed and effectively wiped from existence. The Kurdish population were uprooted from their land, and many were forced to migrate to the cities. Roughly three million people had to flee their homes. Thousands of people were also killed and many disappeared. The aim of burning down the villages was to assimilate the Kurdish population, in an attempt to erase their culture, their language, and their identities.


23
Mar
2016
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International arms companies make a killing in Turkey: a case study of the Roboski Massacre

Lead Photo: Servet Encü in the village where he was born, burnt down by the Turkish military in the 1990s

Today, Turkey continues its brutality in its war against its Kurdish population. The state is imposing new curfews daily in the south-east of the country. Hundreds of citizens have been killed so far, whilst the western mainstream media and politicians remain largely silent about the massacres.


18
Mar
2016
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Apartheid in the fields: From occupied Palestine to UK Supermarkets

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Israeli agricultural export companies are profiting from the Israeli colonisation of Palestinian land.

In 2005 a broad coalition of Palestinians made a call for ordinary people all over the world to take action to boycott Israeli goods, companies and state institutions: “We, representatives of Palestinian civil society, call upon international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era.”


07
Mar
2016
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Five Quarter down, Cluff next?

Five Quarter down, Cluff next?

Campaigners are celebrating the news that Five Quarter Energy has collapsed, leaving only one remaining active company, Cluff Natural Resources, attempting to push ahead with Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) in the UK.

Five Quarter had been pursuing plans to carry-out UCG off the coast of the UK for eight years, but, as the rather sad sounding announcement on their website confirms (boo hoo), they have finally given up and have ceased trading and closed their offices. The company, who threatened legal action against an environmental activist who dared to criticise them, recently tried to secure financing through Foreign Direct Investment but failed to do so.