By HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION OF TURKEY
International law prohibits torture and violation of right to life. Prohibition is absolute and non-derogable. States are obliged to respect to this prohibition and there is not any exceptional circumstances whatsoever may be invoked by a state to justify acts of torture, including war.
Yet, violence of police forces against to people who are enjoying their right to assembly and demonstration which has started in Istanbul and spread all around the country reached the level of brutality. This is clearly act of torture and violation of right to life.
By ILPS Netherlands
We stand side by side with the workers! Labour Day is a day when people from all around the whole world march on the streets to win workers’ rights. The Netherlands’ chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle calls on its member organisations to join the initiatives which are taken by democratic organisations and political parties in different cities, among others Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague.
By ILPS-NetherlandsPhotos from Kalaiyarasan Kalai, MGVideo by KODAO Productions [Europe]
The Netherlands Country Chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle held its Founding Assembly on 14 April 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It was attended by 30 participants representing 14 member-organizations and four observers.
The programme started with the singing of the ILPS hymn. Theo Droog, member of the ILPS Coordinating Committee, opened the assembly and welcomed the participants.
By THEO DROOGChairperson, Nederlands-Filippijns SolidariteitsbewegingMember, International Coordinating Committee
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Dear Guests and Participants,
On behalf of the International Coordinating Committee of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS), I welcome you to the founding of the ILPS Chapter in the Netherlands. The theme is ‘Defending Human Rights and People’s Welfare in time of Crisis in Europe and the Netherlands.”
By CENI - Kurdish Women’s Office for Peace
On 9 January 2013 an atrocious crime was committed in the center of Paris which has deeply shaken all Kurdish women's organizations and the Kurdish people, international women's organizations, women in many different countries as well as friends of the Kurdish people, progressive forces and the democratic public. Three Kurdish women politicians and fighters for freedom and women's liberation - Sakine Cansız, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Şaylemez - were brutally and dastardly murdered.
Office of the Chairperson
The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) condemns in the strongest terms the assassination of three Kurdish women political activists at the office of the Kurdish Information Center in Paris. The victims of this brazenly premeditated murder who were all shot in the head were Sakine Cansiz, a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Fidan Dogan, the representative of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) in Paris and a young Kurdish woman Leyla Söylemez.
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