British YPG fighter Oliver Hall (Canşêr Zagros) dies in a land mine blast in Raqqa

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

Oliver Hall - Canşêr Zagros

Source: ANF

Oliver Hall, nom de guerre Canşêr Zagros, was killed in a blast during mine clearing operations in Raqqa on November 25.

“On November 25th, 2017, Canşêr Zagros (Oliver Hall), who was involved in mine clearance work, martyred as he was trying to defuse a booby-trap” YPG said in a statement.

“Comrade Canşêr Zagros, who joined the ranks of YPG from the United Kingdom during the Raqqa Campaign, actively took part in various fields. Like many other internationalist comrades who made ultimate sacrifice, Comrade Canşêr had been trying to fulfill his duties and responsibilities for months and did a great work” YPG statement read.

Oliver Hall (24), from the Portsmouth area, was fighting against ISIS since August 2017. He is the fourth British fighter to have been killed in Raqqa since July.

A statement from the Kurdish Solidarity Campaign in the UK said: “Our deepest sympathies are with the…

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Benefit Gig for Bournemouth’s Homeless 9th December 2017

We intend to raise money to provide direct practical help to homeless people in Bournemouth this winter. Clothing, rucksacks, sleeping bags, female sanitation, such essentials as they may request

No charities, no mailshots, no directors with six figure salaries, comfy chairs, lunch accounts or company cars.

Four great local punk bands and reggae D.J. are doing what they do for free. Entry by donation.
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Bristol Kurdish Solidarity Network event: Talk and film night on the Revolution in Rojava 5th December

Dear Friends,

Please share details of the following event in Bristol on Tuesday 5th December 2017:

Venue: Brunswick Club, 15-16 Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8NX 19:00-21:30

Members of Plan C, who have just returned from volunteering on civil projects in Rojava (the Democratic Confederation of Northern Syria) will be reporting back on Rojava and the wider Kurdish movement. The revolution is based on direct democracy, gender equality and ecology, and seeks to create a solidarity economy.

How can we in the West learn from what is happening and offer our solidarity? Followed by question and answer session.

We will also be screening some short films in tribute to Mehmet Aksoy, the London-based Kurdish film maker who tragically lost his life in Raqqa in September.

Suggested donations £3-£10 to cover speakers’ and BKSN costs but no one turned away through lack of funds.

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Bristol Kurdish Solidarity Network.

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Southwark Council’s links to the development industry

A report by journalist Anna Minton has found that “20 per cent of Southwark’s 63 councillors work as lobbyists” for developers in the planning industry and that a significant number of Councillors and Council officers are making use of a ‘well-oiled revolving door’ to the industry. Here we have documented a few of the most striking examples:

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