Oil companies are ruining the standard of living for villagers in Kurdistan

oil.pngWhen thinking about ‘villages’ what should come to your mind is greenery, refreshened scenery, cows, goats, horses but most certainly not bumpy roads and pollution. Ironically enough, in Kurdistan the only villages we pay attention to are known as ‘American villages’ and ‘English villages’ while forgetting our own villages. Continue reading “Oil companies are ruining the standard of living for villagers in Kurdistan”

16 year-old Kurdish-Syrian refugee gang-raped

k.jpgA 16-year-old Kurdish Syrian refugee was kidnapped and gang-raped by 6 men in Southern Kurdistan’s Erbil city. She is from the city of Kobane (also referred to as ‘Ayn al-‘Arab), and local news agencies have reported that she was repeatedly raped by 6 men while returning from work. Continue reading “16 year-old Kurdish-Syrian refugee gang-raped”

The Mandela of Kurdistan is still imprisoned for life

article.jpgThe demonisation of political leaders and imprisonment is contingent upon the world’s political climate, and this is an undisputed historical fact. What strikes me as odd is how easily we perceive one political figurative leader to be a “terrorist” and another a “freedom fighter” when similar approaches have been embodied in the fight towards social justice.Continue reading “The Mandela of Kurdistan is still imprisoned for life”

President Massoud Barzani should not accept prolonging his term in office without a public vote

The Kurdistan parliament has passed a law that will permit the President of Kurdistan to prolong his term in office for two years. Constitutionally, a Parliament does not have the legal right to prolong its own term. Continue reading “President Massoud Barzani should not accept prolonging his term in office without a public vote”