AGM 2014 of KHRAG
CAPE TOWN – On August 27 KHRAG held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in which all with a particular interest for KHRAG were welcome to participate. Despite the typical Cape Townian rainy winter day, the turnout was good. About 80 people attended, including members of KHRAG, supporters of social movements, activists, members of the legal fraternity and Kurds living or visiting Cape Town.
The topic for the evening was “The Middle East as a flashpoint for global capitalism (with reference to the Kurdish question)”. KHRAG had invited guest speaker Andrew Nash which is an Associate Professor for Political Studies at UCT. We were also honored to have Havin Guneser (engineer, journalist and women’s rights activist and one of the spokespersons of the International Initiative for the freedom of Abdullah Ocalan) present and chairing the AGM. Judge Essa Moosa welcomed the assembly, followed by the interesting topic of Andrew Nash, concluded by Havin Guneser´s historical overview of the evolvement of the nation states. A discussion followed, and people were encouraged to participate.
The evening was rounded off with tasty Kurdish buffet dinner organized by Baran´s Restaurant. The gathering represented the open session of the KHRAG AGM. The closed session was held the previous week where reports were tabled and a new executive was elected.