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What you can do about the terrible news and what’s happening to Kurds چاپ ارسال به دوست
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What you can do about the terrible news andwhat's happening to Kurds 


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CKlara Moradin
  
10/10/2019 
 
A lot of my friends have been asking what they can do about the terrible news they
are hearing and what's happening to Kurds. Some of you have outrage fatigue, but please don't just shrug and look away.
 
If you're US based, here are just a few things you can do:
 
-Call/write/email your representatives and in the strongest terms condemn Trump's foreign policy. Tweet at them and urge them to make public statements about the issue BUT more importantly urge a No Fly Zone over Rojava. Keep doing this. Ask others to join you.
 
-DIVEST Turkey! Stop flying Turkish Airlines, stop buying Turkish products, stop supporting companies that have ties to Turkey
-This is not for everyone, but if you have capacity, connect with someone in your local Kurdish community and ask if they are holding a protest in front of the Turkish Consulate and join them  
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Participation of Kurdish community members and its distinguished scholars in the UN- Women- LA Annu چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Participation of Kurdish community members and its distinguished scholars in the UN- Women- LA Annu 
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22,On Jun
UN Women- USNC, LA chapter presented its 4th Annual Assembly 'Belonging and Displacement: Uniting Heads, Hearts, and Hands' in observance of .World Refugee .month
This event was featured the global work of United Nations Women while honored local efforts in Los Angeles. More than 250 people attended the summit at a historic place; The Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club. The event was daylong and consisted of networking, plenary sessions and a panel discussion. The assembly examined the realities of displacement and share stories, experiences, innovative tools and approaches for greater belonging

 

 


 

 

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Secondary Trauma! by Cklara Moradian چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Secondary Trauma!

By Cklara Moradian

08.19.2019

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Kurdish babies born in refugee camps are given names like Sangar (barricade), Awara (displaced), Revin (escape), Zindan (prisoner), Ranjbar (someone who suffers), Firmesk (tears), Bezar (spiteful), Xabat (fight), Tola (revenge), Hawar (wailing) Rizgar (rescued), Snoor (border), Lana (home).

They are victims of geography, survivors of a map.

They grow to sow their lips in protest and they carve symbols into their skin, coordinates of their birthplace as if to say “when you find me, send me home.”

Mothers spend hours lulling their restless children to sleep, singing lullabies that tell of a journey filled with rage. They do not migrate through the process of abscission. They are plucked in violence, deported.

What pains are passed on in these names? What wisdom?


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UN Report: US Sanctions Hit Iran’s Oil Sales چاپ ارسال به دوست
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UN Report: US Sanctions Hit Iran's Oil Sales 

 According to Javaid Rehman, Kurdish political prisoners charged with national security offenses represent almost half the total number of political prisoners in Iran.

Saturday, 17 August, 2019

New York - Ali Barada 

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The UN expert on human rights in Iran has said in a report that US sanctions reimposed on the country in 2018 have hit oil sales and caused the devaluation of its currency.

"The negative impact of the reimposition of economic sanctions" by Washington has been "felt strongly by ordinary Iranians," Javaid Rehman said in his report to the General Assembly circulated Friday.

"The sanctions have hit oil sales, imposed wide-ranging restrictions on traders and businesses and triggered the devaluation of the Iranian currency," he said.

"All these factors have contributed to raising the scale of austerity and pushing inflation higher. Rising levels of unemployment and poverty have also adversely affected the rights to health and education and access to other basic services for millions of Iranians," he stated.

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Voicing Personal Values to Create Institutional Change چاپ ارسال به دوست
Dr. Soraya Fallah & Cklara Moradian, VOKRadio, Los Angeles, CA. USA   

Voicing Personal Values to Create Institutional Change

 

By Soraya Fallah & Cklara Moradian

In the corner of the main dining hall, Channy hunched over a brown paper bag, breathing rapidly into it to prevent an impending asthma attack. I reached over to her and sat by her side. I saw the tears roll down her frail face. She looked exhausted. Our nurses were busy tending to patients who had become very ill with food poisoning. There was an atmosphere of panic and chaos, as other social workers were calling 911 to come to their aid

 

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