NY Times: Why the Kurds’ Independence Referendum Backfired

NY Times: Why the Kurds’ Independence Referendum Backfired

November 5, 2017:  Very sad but insightful analysis in the NY Times of setbacks after the Sept. 25 referendum for Kurdish independence. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/05/world/middleeast/kurd-independence-iraq-turkey-iran-syria-maps-backfired.html...
Ingrid’s Fundraiser for Kurdish Family

Ingrid’s Fundraiser for Kurdish Family

Many thanks to Ingrid Hostetter. She very generously hosted a fundraising event at her Santa Cruz home November 7, 2017 for the single mother featured in The Kurdish Bike. It was a beautiful evening with about 20 people. And it raised enough to buy a goat for Bezma...
NY Times: Why Baghdad Wants Kirkuk So Badly

NY Times: Why Baghdad Wants Kirkuk So Badly

On Nov. 3, 2017, the New York Times explained the energy situation in Kurdish Iraq — and why Baghdad so fervently fought to win Kirkuk back from the Kurds last week. As an aside, a peshmerga from the village described in The Kurdish Bike was killed in early...
Santa Cruz Public Library Talk

Santa Cruz Public Library Talk

Santa Cruz Public Library Talk  https://www.santacruzpl.org/news/2017/nov/06/author-talk/ Alesa Lightbourne speaks frequently to groups in California and beyond about The Kurdish Bike and the current situation in Kurdish Iraq. Here is the announcement to one of her...