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Kurdish American 2016 Presidential Preference Survey: Clinton vs. Trump چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Kurdish American 2016 Presidential Preference Survey: Clinton vs. Trump


راپه رسى له كورده كانى نيشته جى ولاته يكگرتووه كانى ئه مريكا، سه باره ت به هه لبژاردنه كانى سه روك كومارى ئه مريكا 

 

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Dear Fellow Kurdish American Community Members!
Hope you're all well. 
 
As election season is in full swing, there is a lot at stake for us. 
There is an information gathering survey titled "Kurdish American 2016 Presidential Preference Survey" that only takes a couple minutes to fill out. 
The survey is confidential and purely for information gathering purposes. It can help us gauge the community's level of engagement with the U.S. Presidential elections. 
The survey is sponsored by Kurdish American Committee for Democracy and Human Rights and VOKRadio (Voice of Kurdish American Radio for Democracy, Peace and Freedom).
The results will be publicized in mid August and will be made available for anyone to use in their analysis. 
So far more than 2000 people have viewed the survey and a couple hundred have responded. Not all those responses can be counted but it's a good start. 
Please take a few moments to fill this out:
Much due respect, 
 
Azad Moradian
Chair of Kurdish American committee for Democracy and Human Rights.
Los Angeles

 

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Open Letter to President Barak Obama about the November 1 Elections in Turkey چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Open Letter to President Barak Obama about the November 1 Elections

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in Turkey  

 

The President of the United States of America

The White House
1600
Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC 20501

 

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Dear President Obama:


We members of the Kurdish American Education Society and the greater Kurdish communities in Southern California are hereby urging you and the international community to ensure that the upcoming November 1 elections 1 in Turkey are held freely and fairly.

As you are aware in the June nation wide elections, the opposition parties emerged triumphant by ending the AKP 's majority of parliamentary seats for the first time. The Pro-Kurdish HDP passed the 10% threshold in the hope of bringing about genuine democratic changes; however, the AKP has done everything possible to contest and reverse the results of these elections by tightening its grip on power, silencing all voices of opposition with its authoritarianism and so called anti-terrorism laws.

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Press Release Rally in Los Angeles: International Solidarity day with Kobani چاپ ارسال به دوست
VOKRadio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Press Release

Rally in Los Angeles: International Solidarity day with Kobani

 November 1st, 2014 

kobane_110114_01.jpgWe members of the Kurdish American Education Society, Human Rights Advocacy Group, and Kurdish Community of Southern California, in Los Angeles join hundreds of thousands of people, United Nations agencies and prominent intellectuals such as Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in observing the International Day of Solidarity with the defenders of the besieged city of Kobani. From Los Angeles and Washington to London and Kurdistan, we come together to support the heroic defenders of Kobani. The legendary city has indeed become the emblem of unprecedented resistance against one of the darkest and tyrannical forces in human history. The city has been the constant target of ISIS offensives for six weeks. Although the defenders of the city are both outnumbered and outgunned, women and men old and young have stood steadfast against the ferocious terrorism of ISIS. They are incessantly being bombarded with heavy artillery; many parts of the city have been demolished and destroyed as evidenced by the rising plumes of smoke, which darken the horizon of the city.

Over 200000 people from Kobani and surrounding villages have been displaced and live in deplorable conditions in various camps in Turkey. The US coalition led strikes have not been enough to effectively halt the Islamic state’s advances.  Turkey in showing its ideological affinity with and support for ISIS continues to block the flow of help and volunteers to the city.  Under mounting international pressure the Turkish government is now hypocritically allowing a limited number of Peshmerge into the area as it continues to threaten the fragile peace process. 

 

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Demonstration in Los Angeles In Solidarity with Kobane and Call for Support against the ISIS چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Losangeles, California, USA   
Demonstration in Los Angeles In Solidarity with Kobane and Call for Support against the ISIS.  
 
October 12, 2014 
 
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Kurdish and non-Kurdish protestors gather in front of the federal building on Wilshire Boulevard today to rally against the Turkish government's refusal to intervene in the seizure of Kobani, a primarily Kurdish city on the Turkish-Syrian border, by Daʿesh (داعش) jihadists. 

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 A demonstration was held in Los Angeles on Sunday Oct 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in front of the Federal Building in Westwood against the Islamic State’s ongoing vicious assault on the Kurdish city of Kobani and to urge the US to support for the defenders of the city. 

We members of the Kurdish community in Los Angeles stand in solidarity with the people of the besieged Kobani and call for prompt action to save the residents and defenders of the city from a massacre. The IS terrorists have captured sizable portions of the city despite the fierce and heroic resistance of Kurdish freedom fighters. Hundreds of people have died and over 17000 people have been driven away from their homes, stranded in border areas, their fields ravaged, their belongings plundered, and their children traumatized. Many are mourning the loss of  their loved ones, their homes, and their land. As the UN special envoy Mr. Staffan de Mistura has warned hundreds of people are still trapped in Kobani; they are under the siege of the IS and threatened with an imminent massacre.

As the people of the town and its defenders have shown with admirable courage, they do not want to give up and let the city fall; they are fighting valiantly to the last breath, but they are ill equipped against the heavily armed terrorists of the IS. The defenders of the city have repeatedly and desperately appealed to the international community, US in particular, for weapons and supplies to enable them to continue their fight. They want more effective and focused airstrikes to fend off the barbaric invaders. 

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Turkey : Police and militias killing of Kurdish protesters must be investigated and prosecuted چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Losangeles, California, USA   

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Turkey : Police And Militias Killing Of Kurdish Protesters Must Be Investigated And Prosecuted

Paris, October 9, 2014 –FIDH

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(International Federation for Human Rights) strongly condemns the brutal attacks and the use of live ammunitions by the police and extremist groups against anti-IS Kurdish protesters across Turkey, and fears that Turkish officials’ declarations and use of force endanger fragile peace negotiations.

At least 25 persons have been killed since 7 October in Turkey during protests held across Turkey against the Islamic State (IS) offensive in Kobane (Syria) and the inaction of the Turkish military. Riot police used tears gas and water canons to quell the demonstrations across the country, and has been reported to have attacked protesters in firing live ammunitions, killing demonstrators in Mus and Mardin. 

Police, AKP activists and islamist groups/ militias have been accused of slaughtering 10 Kurds protesting against IS offensive in Syria and wounding dozens others in the towns of Diyarbakir, Van, Batman, Varto, Kiziltepe, Dargeçit and Kurtalan. Relatives of the AKP-affiliated mayor of Kurtalan allegedly opened fire and killed two protesters. Members of Hezbollah groups, a Turkish-based Sunni islamist group, also attacked and killed demonstrators in five different districts of Baglar. Hüda-Par, another Turkish-based Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political party, opened fire from their provincial office and killed and wounded several persons demonstrating against IS in Batman. Reports also allege that Hezbollah activists were also attacked and killed in the clashes with Kurdish demonstrators. 

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Support the Kurdish People of Kobane City in Their Fight Against ISIL چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Losangeles, California, USA   
Send an email to: President Barack Obama, to your representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives, and to your State Senators:
 
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Each letter is individually addressed and sent to each official. 
  
I am signing this petition to show my support for the people of Kobane, a Kurdish city on the border between Turkey and Syria, who are at this moment in danger of being overrun by the terrorist organization calling themselves “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” or ISIL. Already, nearly 200,000 residents of Kobane have been displaced, escaping the ISIL heavy bombardment. As your constituent, I am urging you to take immediate, decisive action to prevent the fall of the city, an event that will be catastrophic not only for the innocent civilians of Kobane and the surrounding villages, but for the long-term peace and stability of the Middle East. 

As we have seen throughout Iraq and Syria, ISIL can only be described as savages. They celebrate the acts of genocide and revel in their atrocities. They fear nothing and target innocent civilians and soldiers alike. They use rape, sexual violence, and slavery as weapons of war. They have already committed genocide of horrible proportions against the Yezidi/ Êzidi Kurds and Christians; as it stands, these communities will take generations to recover. 


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