The inclusion of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria in the peace talks in Geneva is of fundamental importance.  We are concerned that the international community does not betray Rojava and the millions of civilians relying on it for survival. The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria has been at the forefront of the battle against ISIS. It has been the “boots on the ground” for the US led coalition and has fought bravely and paid a high price in the form of personal sacrifice of the highest order in this battle. The repayment has been to be excluded from the Geneva peace talks and to be isolated in terms of humanitarian assistance. It is hard to see this situation as anything other than a political betrayal and as an affront to supporters of democracy and human rights in Syria. The democratic confederal model developed by the Democratic Federation could serve as a model for all of Syria, based as it is on gender and ethnic equality.

Please sign this petition and demand a place at the peace negotiations for those who have defeated ISIS on behalf of all all.

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Peace in Kurdistan
Campaign for a political solution of the Kurdish Question
Email: [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>
Contacts Estella Schmid 020 7586 5892 & Melanie Gingell – Tel: 020 7272 7890
Fax: 020 7263 0596

Patrons: John Austin, Christine Blower, NUT International Secretary, Prof Bill Bowring, Julie Christie, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn MP,  Prof Mary Davis, Lord Dholakia, Simon Dubbins, UNITE International Director,  Jill Evans MEP, Lindsey German, Convenor STWC, Melanie Gingell, Rahila Gupta, Nick Hildyard, Dafydd Iwan, Former President Plaid Cymru, James Kelman, Bruce Kent, Jean Lambert MEP, Elfyn Llwyd, Mike Mansfield QC, Doug Nicholls, General Secretary, GFTU, Dr. Jessica Ayesha Northey, International Coordinator, Green Party of England and Wales;; Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy, Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Kate Osamor MP, Margaret Owen OBE, Gareth Peirce, Maxine Peake, Lord Rea, Joe Ryan, Stephen Smellie, Dr Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Dr Tom Wakeford, Dr Derek Wall, Julie Ward MEP, Hywel Williams MP.