Beyond the Noise: Nato’s new war, the Kurds, resistance and solidarity

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to the heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

IN this week’s podcast, Jamieson speaks to Stephen Smellie, trade unionist and co-convener of Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan about Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria and parts of the Kurdish territories following US military withdraw.

They discuss:

1:39 – Why the Kurdish people in northern Syria are facing the threat of ‘ethnic cleansing’.

2:53 – How US President Trump gave a green light for Turkey’s attack.

3:18 – Why resistance from within Nato countries like the UK matters.

19:39 – What people in Scotland can do immediately to show solidarity.

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