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How US Can Do the Right Thing By the Kurds, While Avoiding Crisis
Irina Tsukerman, VOKRadio, Los Angeles, California   

How US Can Do the Right Thing By the Kurds, While Avoiding Crisis

The US at this juncture has significant leverage over Baghdad.


By: Irina Tsukerman

 October 8, 2017

New Yourk,

Staying out of the issue and refusing to back Kurds in times of need will not win US friends or allies in the Middle East, a region that values strength, loyalty, and strategic consistence over quibbling, appeasement, and insecurity. 

President Trump can exercise that leverage effectively by having the airport ban lifted, not with loud proclamations that can only create indignation with the Iraqi government, but with nuanced behind the scenes diplomacy.

The ban is not going to change anyone's mind about independence, only gets people more intent to move forward as soon as possible unilaterally and with no negotiations.

At the same time, it's causing damage to Kurdish economy, creates undue suffering for civilians, and causing problems for US investors working on oil projects in the region.

The US has invested untold amount of money into Iraqi government - just so they could repay us by creating a de facto blockade against our allies, and preventing us from getting in and out?

It serves no legitimate purpose and actually causes the US to look weak - weaker than the Iraqi government, and unable to defend our own interests.

Weighing in on this issue will allow the US to retain credibility with the Kurds while also pushing both sides towards a negotiated solution to the current face-off.

Second, the US should play a role in negotiations over Kirkuk and oil, which are central to any successful bilateral discussion.

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More than 50 US political activist & academics women support the Kurdistan independence referendum
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

More than 50 US political activists and academics who signed a statement supporting the Kurdistan independence referendum as a democratic process, valid under international law

September 23, 2017

Los Angeles, 

The following is the full text of their statement: 




Statement of support
for the right to hold a referendum in the Kurdistan region in Iraq on Sep 25th

To all people who may be concerned with conflict resolution in the Middle East, concerned about the rights of all people to self-determination, and/or who would simply like to learn more about why this referendum is being held.

We ask our representatives to support Kurdistan referendum. We, women who are in one way or another originated from or related to the world's largest nation without a country, the Kurds, in this crucial moment of history, stand by the Kurdistan Regional Government's decision to hold a referendum in Kurdistan of Iraq.

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بیانیه بیش از 50 فعال سیاسی ، احتماعی و آکادمیک زن در آمریکا از رفراندوم استقلال کردستان در عراق
vokradio, Los Angeles, USA   

بیانیه بیش از 50 فعال اجتماعی ، سیاسی و آکادمیک زن در آمریکا از رفراندوم استقلال کردستان در عراق


23سپتامبر ،2017


بیش از 50 فعال سیاسی و آکادمیک زن کرد و حامیان حق تعیین سرنوشت کردها و دیگر ملیتهای ساکن در خاورمیانه طی بیانیه ای که نسخه ای از آن به رساناها ارسال شده است حمایت خود را از همه پرسی استقلال کردستان عراق که در تاریخ 25 سپتامیر 2017 برگزار می شود اعلام نمودند. این بیانیه همچنین به نمایندگان کنگره آمریکا و سناتورهای امریکا ارسال شده است. متن بیانیه به شرح زیر می باشد.


پشتیبانی از رفراندوم استقلال کردستان عراق در 25 سپتامبر 2017


این بیانیه برای همه افرادی است که دغدغه مناقشات در خاورمیانه را دارند، نگران حقوق همه مردم برای حق تعیین سرنوشت خود هستند ویا کسانی که مایل به کسب اطلاعات بیشتر در مورد استدلال برای برگزاری چنین همه پرسی هستند.:
ما از نمایندگانمان میخواهیم که از برگزاری رفراندوم در کردستان حمایت کنند. ما، زنان که به نوعی به بزرگترین ملت بی دولت ، در این لحظات تاریخی از تصمیم دولت اقلیم کردستان برای برگزاری همه پرسی حمایت می کنیم.


دلایل ما برای حمایت:


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A personal note (because the personal is always political) on the Sep. 25th Kurdistan Referendum
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA, Cklara Moradian   

A personal note (because the personal is always political) on the September 25th Kurdistan Referendum



Cklara Moradian

September 21,2017

Los Angeles,



   Like almost every Kurd I know, I begin each day with Google Alerts: "Kurds," "Kurdistan," "Kurdish," "Rojava," "Rojhelat," "Northern Iraq," "Southeast Turkey," "PKK," "PDKI," "Komala," "Peshmarga" etc. The day starts out with a series of losses, a series of frustrations, a series of questions. What is the world saying about the "Kurdish Question today?" It's always a demoralizing start, on a personal and grand systemic level. It's epistemic gaslighting. My experience as a person is rarely reflected or accurately portrayed. I'm perpetually seeking validation. As if our existence will somehow be cemented, a little "more real," if a major newspaper mentions us beyond the old tired headlines about "being brave good fighters" and fetishized images of a female brigade fighting ISIS.

Lately, I too have been immersed in the upcoming referendum, watching in anticipation, reading EVERYTHING with conflicting feelings. By now, everything that needs to be said about the referendum has been said, by someone. Some "think tank" or another, some white journalist, some "Middle East expert" has said their piece, on all sides. People, mainly our neighbors, oppressors and colonizers, are spilling words of hatred faster than they can catch their breaths. Those who have always been silent on our pains (the security council) have now spoken in opposition. The White House has spoken. Some would argue that the very fact that the whole "international community" is "advising" us not to go ahead with this referendum should be reason enough to turn back. But when has freedom been handed to us? What has the international community done for us lately? They loved us when we were at their disposal in proxy wars, but now chastise us as if we are children. They cannot agree on anything else. Note how our neighbors are at each other's throats at almost all other times, except when it comes to the Kurds. No, there is no turning back.

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رفراندوم در کردستان عراق
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA, Mohammad Khaki   

رفراندوم در کردستان عراق


mohammad_khaki.jpgمحمد خاکی

لندن-٢٢ سپتامبر ٢٠١٧

چند روز بیشتر به رفراندوم در کردستان در عراق نمانده و جبهه و اتحاد عجیب و در همان حال پیش بینی شده ای در مقابل رفراندوم و استقلال احتمالی یکی از چهار بخش کردستان شکل گرفته است.
حکومت ها و دولت مردان فاسد و دزد در تهران ، آنکارا ، بغداد و دمشق که دستشان به خون هزاران نفر از شهروندان بی حقوق و سرکوب شده خود آلوده است ، کف بر دهان تهدید میکنند و رجز می خوانند .
خیل عظیم اپوزیسیون بی خاصیت ، حراف ، ناسیولیست ، شونیست ونژاد پرست ، قدیم چپی که اب توبه ناسیونالیستی ، اسلامی و شبهه اصلاح طلبی روی خود ریخته اند ، اپوزیسیون و باندهای اسلامی ، داعش شیعه و سنی و .... مخالف رفراندوم در کردستان هستند و یا دایه مهربان تر از مادر شده اند !
بخشی از چپ ها و کمونیست ها ، که در گروههای چند ده نفری و بیش از نیم قرن است برای امپریالیسم جهان خوار امریکا ، پشت کامپوتر و در اطاقهای گرم شاخ و شانه می کشند ، امروز ؛ هم موضع عربستان ، ترکیه ، ایران ، داعش ، حشد شعبی و امریکا شده و از بی کفایتی ناسیونالیزم کرد در عراق حرف زده ، و صحبت های دولت شیعه تحت نفوذ و کنترل ایران را بگونه ای دیگر تکرار می کنند .

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ئەقڵییەتی نەتەوەییمان مەخەنە ژێر جەڕومەنگەنەی پرسیارەوە!
سالار حیسامی vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

ئەقڵییەتی نەتەوەییمان مەخەنە ژێر جەڕومەنگەنەی پرسیارەوە!


salar_baba_shikh.jpgسالار حیسامی

٢ى سيپتمبرى ٢٠١٧ ى زايينى

هه ولير، كوردستان

فاكت و هۆکارە دەرەکییەکان، کاریگەريی زۆر نەرێنییان لە سەر دۆزی کوردو داگیركردنی خاكی هەبووە، بەڵام كێشە ناوخۆییەكان کە پەیوەستە بە ڕۆڵی پەروەردەی داگیرکەران و ئەقڵییەتی نەتەوەیی کوردەوە، سەرەكیترین هۆكارن كە تا ئێستا ئەم نەتەوە كەونارایە بێ كیان و بێ دەوڵەت ماوەتەوە.

بێگومان لە دوای دابەشكردنی خاكی كوردستان و خستنەژێر ركێفی داگیركەرانی كوردستانەوە، گەلی كورد بەردەوام هەوڵی رزگاری خاكەكەی و دەستەبەركردنی سەربەستیی خۆی داوە و لەو پێناوەشدا مێژوویەكی پڕ لە سەروەری و قوربانیدانی تۆمار كردووە، بەڵام لە سەدەی رابردوو تا هەنووكە سەرەڕای سەرهەڵدانی هەموو شۆڕشەكان لە هەر چوار كەرتی كوردستانی دابەشكراودا، جگە لە كۆمارێكی كەم تەمەن لە مەهاباد-ی ڕۆژهەڵاتی كوردستان و دەوڵەتە جوانەمەرگەكەی شێخ مەحموودی حەفید و حكومەتێكی سەر بە ناوەند لە باشووری كوردستاندا، كورد دەستكەوتێكی ئەوتۆی نەتەوەیی نەبووە، واتە ئەوەشی كە هەبووەو هەیە، ناچێتە خانەی دەوڵەتداری و دەوڵەتێكی ناسراو بە پێوانەی نێودەوڵەتی، یەكێ لە هۆكارەكانی ئەم خەسارە مەزنەش ناتەبایی ناوخۆیی بووە، لە ئێستاشدا كە كوردی باشوور دەرفەتێكی زێڕینی بۆ هەڵكەوتووەو وەرچەرخانێكی گەورە لە ڕوانگەی وڵاتانی زلهێزی جیهان بەرامبەر بە دۆزی كورد بەدی دەكرێ، هەمان خەساری مەزن (ناتەبایی ناوخۆیی) خەریكە ئەقڵییەتی نەتەوەیی كورد دەخاتە ژێر پرسیار!!


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Can Kurds learn freedom from Israelis
Kani Xulam, VOKRadio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Can Kurds learn freedom from Israelis? 

By Kani Xulam

Aug. 25, 2017


First our commonalities: we are both children of the soil. 

Jews fondly call the Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael) their homeland; we reserve the same affection for Kurdistan, the land of our ancestors.

Jews ruled their homeland for nearly a thousand years-but mighty Rome destroyed their sacred temple (built by Solomon) in 70 AD and turned them into refugees.

We are still living in Kurdistan, but as subjects of Turks, Persians, and Arabs.

The Romans didn't last long. After a brief Persian interlude, Arabs conquered the land of Israel, now called Palestine, and settled with the local population.

But one thing stayed constant: Whether it was old Israel or new Palestine, Jerusalem remained consecrated for Jews, Christians, and Muslims-all esteeming Abraham as their cherished patriarch.

In the Middle Ages, a Christian Europe conquered Palestine, including Jerusalem.

A resurgent Muslim Middle East took back the city under the leadership of our Great Saladin. The Kurdish ruler treated captured Christians fairly, leading Dante to place him in purgatory, not hell, in his celebrated poem, The Divine Comedy.

In 1917, Palestine had another consequential change in ownership. This time Brits replaced Turks as custodians of the Holy Land.

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