Every now and then I look at this page. It contains details of the YPJ fighters killed during the last year or so combating the British elite's favourite cult. Sadly, the list grows longer week by week. Every year our own remembrance day seems to get more pervasive and even bigoted. Meanwhile the women of the YPJ really are fighting for liberty and freedom - something that wasn't true for most of Britain's wars.
I do hope that the Syrian Kurds resist American pressure to launch an attack on the ISIS capital of Raqqa. The sensible move would be to link up the cantons of Rojava and Afrin which would cut off the Islamist supply lines from their Turkish allies. Raqqa is overwhelmingly Sunni and Arab, so Kurdish involvement wouldn't be welcomed - it's not as if the Americans have even seen fit to supply the Syrian Kurds with decent weaponry over the last year. There is a largely non-Islamist Sunni Arab force which could eventually take Raqqa, Assad's Syrian Army - of course that wouldn't fit in with Western plans at all.
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Ever heard of Kate Evans? In 1921 she was imprisoned for seven years for her part in smuggling explosives from the South Wales coalfield to Ireland. A member of the Dowlais Irish community her Breconshire born husband David Humphrey Evans received a similar sentence. I believe they were quietly released after the signing of the Anglo-Irish treaty, what became of them in later years?
This also led me to looking into the names of members of Cumann na mBan killed during the Easter rising of 1916. According to Wikipedia "A number of Cumann na mBan members died in the Rising" and this gets repeated word for word elsewhere on the net. In fact there is a properly researched list of all those killed in the Rising which can be found here. Although a good number of civilian women were killed during the crossfire, there appear to be no women listed amongst the republican dead. If anyone knows any different please comment below.