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IRAQI KURDISTAN URGENT ACTION: Write email to the Turkish Embassy asking for safe evacuation of 450 civilians in Pishdar District

 

Turkey is bombing the Pishdar District of Iraqi Kurdistan.  The constant, heavy shelling has trapped approximately 400-450 civilians, women, children and men, who are unable to flee.  The assault has set surrounding fields on fire.

 Please call and send emails to the Turkish Consulate or Embassy in your country urging an immediate stop to the bombing and asking that the civilian population can evacuate the area to safety.

 Send this email:

 (Contact information provided below.)

Prayers for Peacemakers 18 July 2018 Iraqi Kurdistan

Prayers for Peacemakers 18 July 2018  Iraqi Kurdistan

 

 

Pray for the Kurdish villages that are under heavy bombings from the Turkish armed forces. Pray for the families that have lost their loved ones and those who have been displaced from their lands. Pray for an end to support of Turkish aggression against the Kurdish people in the region as well as western ambivalence.  And especially keep the family of Dunya Rasheed in your prayers as they mourn her lost life.

 On 30 June, nineteen-year-old Dunya Rasheed, a high school student from Halenia, Iraqi Kurdistan was killed as she harvested nuts with a group of family and villagers. The village lands of Halenia are in close proximity to a Turkish base that has been constructed within Iraqi Kurdistan. Turkish soldiers shot a rocket directly into a group of thirty villagers, mainly children, while they were harvesting. This rocket struck Dunya Rasheed, piercing her basket full of nuts before passing through her body and immediately ending her life. 

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Take Action to Support Palestinian Human Rights – Don’t Buy Hewlett Packard (HP)

DID YOU KNOW about Hewlett Packard’s link to the Israeli Occupation? Join CPT’s online protest now! In solidarity with Palestinians, Christian Peacemaker Teams International is calling for a mass social media action starting today. Hewlett-Packard (HP) supplies the Israeli military with products that violate the human rights of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. Share this video on HP’s Facebook page and with your social networks. Copy & paste this sample letter to send your message to Hewlett-Packard:

BORDERLANDS: The Rosary on the Migrant Trail

 

 

By John Heid

A traditional Catholic rosary consists of five decades, totaling fifty-nine beads, and a crucifix on a cord. Within the past year fifty-eight bodies where recovered from the Sonoran desert in the vicinity of Ajo, AZ, forty-two miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Humanitarian aid organizations estimate that for every body recovered, at least five are not. The remote nature of borderlands and the natural conditions accelerate decomposition.  Fifty-nine bodies, fifty-eight beads.

Prayers for Peacemakers 4 July 2018 Lesvos

Prayers for Peacemakers 4 July 2018  Lesvos

Pray for the refugees and volunteers who make a life together at the PIPKA Camp.  

Authorities on Lesvos are threatening to shut the camp down for “hygienic” reasons, although these reasons seem to be a front for political motives.  PIPKA provides refugees and asylum seekers a more dignified and safer environment than the filthy, chaotic and overcrowded Moria camp.

For more information on the threat to PIPKA see this press release.

For actions you can take on social media, see the Facebook page.