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April 14th marks the remembrance of the brutal Anfal campaign. Although the campaign began prior to this date, the Ba’athist regime launched the largest Anfal operations in the Germîyan areas in the South/Southeast of the province of Silêmanî on this date. In 1988 Saddam began a genocidal campaign code-named Anfal, a carefully planned eight-stage operation where 182 000 men, women and children were killed. This was part of a wider genocide that began decades earlier as hundreds of thousands of innocent Kurds perished as families were torn apart and over 4500 villages were destroyed. The genocide saw the use of chemical weapons countless times, most notably in Helebce, the disappearance of boys and men of any ages and the killings of Feylî Kurds in the 1970s and 1980s. The Kurdish nation continues to seek political, legal and moral recognition of Anfal as a genocide according to the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention.
Apr 15, 2014 / 45 notes

April 14th marks the remembrance of the brutal Anfal campaign. Although the campaign began prior to this date, the Ba’athist regime launched the largest Anfal operations in the Germîyan areas in the South/Southeast of the province of Silêmanî on this date. In 1988 Saddam began a genocidal campaign code-named Anfal, a carefully planned eight-stage operation where 182 000 men, women and children were killed. This was part of a wider genocide that began decades earlier as hundreds of thousands of innocent Kurds perished as families were torn apart and over 4500 villages were destroyed. The genocide saw the use of chemical weapons countless times, most notably in Helebce, the disappearance of boys and men of any ages and the killings of Feylî Kurds in the 1970s and 1980s. The Kurdish nation continues to seek political, legal and moral recognition of Anfal as a genocide according to the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention.

Apr 13, 2014
Hewraman, where Bashur and Rojhelat’s mountains meet. Shoulder to shoulder they become one. Where enforced borders become invisible, because they truly are. As I stood here taking in the beauty of my land, clouds of sorrow haunted me as I couldn’t become one with my ancestors. Enforced borders, how I despise thee. 
Apr 8, 2014 / 10 notes

Hewraman, where Bashur and Rojhelat’s mountains meet. Shoulder to shoulder they become one. Where enforced borders become invisible, because they truly are. As I stood here taking in the beauty of my land, clouds of sorrow haunted me as I couldn’t become one with my ancestors. Enforced borders, how I despise thee. 

Apr 8, 2014 / 2 notes

A tour in Hewraman

A mountain mass, wild and defiant, has gathered blue heaven in its embrace; The mantle of its peak is brilliant white snow, dark with forest are its silent dales. Waters imprisoned in their tunnels, flow on, nor cease their windings round the hills; The roar and hiss of foam, the shrill song of the brook: Lullabies for grief in the solitude of night. The narrow footpath, feeling its way from tunnel to tunnel, throws the wayfarer into anxiety without end; On the track rocky stairways, on the side great boulders, that heaven has not yet sent rolling down. Now up hill, now down hill, the bitter and sweet of the wayfarer’s world.

Abdulla Goran

Lunch break. Take out. Yummie.  (at Norwegian People’s Aid)
Apr 8, 2014 / 2 notes

Lunch break. Take out. Yummie. (at Norwegian People’s Aid)

Dinner. Kurdistan style.
Apr 2, 2014 / 2 notes

Dinner. Kurdistan style.

When Hero met Hero - part deux.
Mar 19, 2014 / 3 notes

When Hero met Hero - part deux.

Pouring rain in Suly. 4 am.
Mar 19, 2014 / 2 notes

Pouring rain in Suly. 4 am.

Grey love/travelling attire: Mouvement de la mode.
Mar 19, 2014 / 2 notes

Grey love/travelling attire: Mouvement de la mode.

Mar 19, 2014 / 5 notes
Chilly in Parki Azadi/the Freedom Park. Slemani.
Mar 19, 2014 / 3 notes

Chilly in Parki Azadi/the Freedom Park. Slemani.

Give up all ideas about yourself and simply be.
Nisargadatta Maharaj (via msdizjoe)

(via msdizjoe)

Mar 11, 2014 / 3,576 notes
"I am from the land of magic, my father is the mountain,  and my mother the mist."
Feb 27, 2014 / 12 notes

"I am from the land of magic, my father is the mountain, and my mother the mist."

Blue night sky.
Feb 23, 2014 / 5 notes

Blue night sky.

Knitted in snow.
Feb 21, 2014 / 5 notes

Knitted in snow.