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Independence in a Global World: Kurdistan and Catalonia

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Dunfermline

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In a world where countries are becoming closer and closer together, where international organisations such as The IMF, The EU and others rule supreme, we ask the question what is the point of independence in an increasingly global world? With us we have guests who will be speaking on Kurdistan and Catalonia, who are both at the moment in pivotal moments of their struggle for independence, who will be answering this question by talking about their respective countries, there histories and the situation today.

With us to answer that question we have Roza Salih a Kurd who first caught the public imagination being one of the famous Glasgow Girls who organised against the deportations and dawn raids. Since then Rosa has gone on to campaign with NUS and eventually become their International Officer. She also stood in the last Council Elections for The SNP in Glasgow. She currently sits Co-Covenor of Scottish Kurdistan Solidarity and Vice-Chair of Unite Youth Committee. All this experience means Roza will be perfect to speak on this topic and give us the Kurdish perspective on this question.

Joining us to speak on Catalonia is Seàn Baillie. He was part of the international delegation organised by Candidatura d'Unitat Popular and was in Catalonia during the referendum. He is currently a Living Rent organiser in Glasgow who have been organising tenants in Glasgow to take direct action against bad landlords. He is also currently the RISE National Organiser and is a well seasoned activist who will give us a interesting perspective on the situation in Catalonia. He will be speaking on his experience in Catalonia and will look at the purpose of an independent Catalonia in a ever more global world.

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