Amy Goodman of Democracy Now interviews Kani Xulam on Turkish-American deal to take on the Islamic State… Continue reading
The so-called nuclear “peace” agreement negotiated with Iran has generated lots of diplomatic niceties—but little substance. Continue reading
Her abductors wanted this little girl dead.
Her crime: she was born a Kurd!
The man who held her fate in his evil hand hated Kurdish people. Continue reading
From Rudaw.net June 15, 2015 There is a statue of Woodrow Wilson in Prague, Czech Republic. There is a statue of Bill Clinton in Pristina, Republic of Kosovo. There should be one of you, in Hawler, Kurdistan. Before telling you why, permit me thank you for honoring President Barzani of Kurdistan at the White House… Continue reading
Jun 6, 2015 It has been more than 3,000 years since the Greeks gave the world a new word: “Trojan Horse,” which has come to mean cagy deception. That’s because the Greeks—after failing to defeat Troy during a ten-year siege—left a huge wooden horse, as if they were offering a grand tribute to the victorious… Continue reading
The city of Washington is chockfull of monuments honoring famous generals and politicians. Anyone living in the city is used to seeing them. But we are not used to a large banner unfurled at a major intersection inviting us to “An Evening with David Brooks.” Mr. Brooks, an author, columnist, commentator and lecturer, spoke at… Continue reading
Most people of conscience feel a frightful crime of unspeakable brutality was executed against more than a million Armenians when they were horrifically slaughtered by the old Turkish Ottoman Empire beginning especially in 1915. We weren’t around then, of course, but some of our ancestors—it pains me to admit—unfortunately embraced the Turkish butchering orders, and… Continue reading
By KANI XULAM 8/25/2014 These have been extremely sad days for me. When the fanatics of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) made a dash for Mosul in June, the Kurdish forces of the KRG did the same for Kirkuk and other Kurdish populated regions inside Iraq, which included a highland range known… Continue reading
By KANI XULAM 8/3/2014 Tons of printer’s ink—as well as barrels of precious blood—have been shed over the bitter war raging in Gaza between Israeli Defense Forces and Al-Qassam Brigades. Although Kurds don’t have a dog in the fight, the combat has been a hot topic among Kurds in and outside of Kurdistan. Kurds in… Continue reading
By KANI XULAM 07/16/2014 Before the black flag of Islamic State (IS) flew over Mosul, the “red scarf of socialism” was dangled in public space as a forbidden banner in Turkey. Ayse Deniz Karacagil, a Turkish woman fresh out of high school had worn it around her neck at Gezi Park protests in 2013. The… Continue reading