Kurdish Independence Movement K.I.M
established in U.S.
May 15, 2012
WASHINGTON, — Kurdish Independence
Movement, or K.I.M., is proud to announce its
establishment to all fellow Kurdish compatriots all
over the world. Based in Washington DC, USA, K.I.M
is a totally independent organization with no
political affiliation to any faction or group in
South Kurdistan (Iraq). Volunteer Patriot Kurdish
youths and students, who strongly believe in the
legitimate right of Kurds to self-rule in South
Kurdistan, constitute the overwhelming majority
members of the organization.
Founded on: May
Independence for Iraqi Kurdistan, Kurdish
Nationalism, Democracy, Reformism
People hold the ultimate power
A feast demonstrating strength
Eagle implying courage and substituting sword
Slogan words: Independence for South Kurdistan
Colors: Yellow, Green, Red, White (Kurdistan’s flag)
Motto: We have
strong faith in a reality that will transpire sooner
The primary and ultimate objective of K.I.M. is
seeking to establish an independent Kurdish state
only confined to South Kurdistan (Iraq), including
unilateral actions/decisions on declaration of
Set up a government of the people, by the people,
for the people. The people are the source of
authorities. They must rule themselves through their
elected representatives in conformity with a civil
Advocate the rights of oppressed Kurdish nation in
Turkey, Syria, Iran and those being in Diasporas;
aid them in their legitimate struggle to obtain
their inherent rights by seeking peaceful solutions.
Help minimize the widespread administrative,
financial and political corruption in the state’s
institutions through education and by founding
independent auditory bureaus. National wealth
belongs to the common people, not a single or
particular political group or party. There must be
transparency and accountability in South Kurdistan
Government budget spending and allocations.
Merge and centralize all key government institutions
and departments to better serve Kurdish nation.
Distribution and appointment in government positions
must be based on merits and qualifications, not
tribal, partisan or political association.
Establish, espouse and empower a non-partisan KDF
(Kurdistan Defense Forces) by all feasible means and
at the earliest. Allocate a substantial budget for
Kurdistan Department of Defense (KDF), to ensure its
full preparedness to defend the nation versus any
possible external aggression. South Kurdistan is
passing through a very sensitive transformational
phase during Kurdish history of struggle. Creation
of an armed national force is a perquisite and the
number one priority of K.I.M.
Incorporate Kirkuk and all disputed regions back
into an independent
South Kurdistan by encouraging reversing the effects
of the policy of Bathification, displacement and
Promote the culture of peace, pluralistic
co-existence, multi-culturalism, religious
tolerance, racial diversity, human rights and
democracy in South Kurdistan.
Involve technocrats in the ongoing political and
reconstruction process. South Kurdistan must
minimize importing foreign expertise and more depend
and invest on its own Human Resources.
Champion the rights of political Kurdish prisoners
and Kurdish asylum seekers abroad. K.I.M. is opposed
to forceful/involuntary repatriation of Kurdish
refugees or asylum seekers. K.I.M. seeks to exert
maximum pressure on host countries to prevent such
an act and urge them to expedite reviewing their
Eliminate the prevalent culture of tribalism,
nepotism, cronyism, and regionalism in South
Kurdistan through education and only tout national
Support the development of free media and total
respect for freedom of the press, assembly,
Preserve the beautiful environment and natural
resources in South Kurdistan. Prevent contamination
and deforestation through raising public awareness
and enlightenment programs.
Ensure the fair and equal distribution of national
wealth on the common welfare of nation. Confront the
abuse, mismanagement or embezzlement of public funds
by a single political entity.
Ensure that rotation of power transpires through
fair and free elections. Ensure the right to
legislation, the right to establishment of political
parties, mass organizations and trade unions, the
right to freedom of expression, the right to
demonstration, the right to participation in power,
and assumption of positions in government.
Uproot the phenomenon of terrorism, extremism and
radicalism which are in contradiction of the spirit
of every religion. They must be condemned in
strongest possible terms.
Eliminate the wrong social and tribal customs,
traditions and wrong prevalent practices in South
Kurdistan, especially against freedoms of women.
Confront and disallow all methods of violence and
illegal sanctions and murder against women, and
ensure that those accountable are prosecuted to the
fullest extent feasible.
Preserve Kurdish heritage, historical monuments and
archaeological sites. Revive Kurdish names and
culture and reverse the estrangement of Kurdish
Progressively discontinue the prevalent tribal and
autocratic rule in South Kurdistan and supplant it
with an all-inclusive democratic government.
Dictatorship and autocracy are the basis of most of
social and economic injustice. K.I.M believes no
government official should be able to serve more
than two consecutive terms. It bases its ideology in
reformism and urges senior veterans to more play the
role of “Assist and Advice”.
Encourage, establish and fund influential lobbing,
advocacy firms and media outlets in major
international languages and countries around the
world to promote and protect Kurdish political,www.ekurd.net
economical and cultural cause and interests. K.I.M
believes more attention must paid be to the
accessible 21st century technology, to better
promote Kurdish cause.
Make judiciary a total independent institution.
International Kurdish Genocides and ensure the
families of victims obtain financial compensation.
Increase minority representation in private and
government sectors. Eliminate all types of
discrimination against non-Kurds and Non-Muslim
through education and public awareness. Promote
equal citizens rights. Safeguard the democratic
right of all ethnic, religious and sectarian
minorities in South Kurdistan. Diversity is key to
development and Minorities are a source of strength
Respect women rights and boost women participation
in political, cultural and social affairs. Men and
women are complementary to each other, and they
should reserve equal rights.
Establish, fund and promote institutions of civil
society and development.
Cultivate friendly relations with neighboring states
and nations; deepen the dialogue process among the
Kurds and Arabs, Kurds and Persians, Kurds and Turks
in order to achieve peace, stability and coexistence
among the peoples of the region.
Work to strengthen the role of the Kurdistan
Parliament by converting it into an institution with
authority, control and accountability.
Enhance Kurdistan-Diasporas bonds and encourage them
to return and contribute to the reconstruction and
development of country by providing them the basic
needs. The stated goal can only be achieved through
national foreign representation bureaus set up by
South Kurdistan Government.
Help combine and select a common written and spoken
Respect Human Rights and maintain close contact with
global Human Rights organizations and
Non-governmental organizations (NGO). Report and
inform the public opinion and concerned authorities
pertaining to any violation of Human Rights taking
place in South Kurdistan.
Gradually convert S. Kurdistan economic system from
a consumption one into self-production one and
minimize S. Kurdistan dependency on neighboring
states in all aspects.
Focus on reconstructing the damaged infrastructure
of South Kurdistan, paying special attention to
villages and rural areas, develop their economic
state, and raise the illiteracy rate.
Encourage Kurdish youths, students, and academics to
participate in the devolvement of state. Create
employment opportunities for youths. Provide
students and educational establishments with the
required technical, scientific and engineering
Devolve relationship with all peoples, countries and
governments of the world.
Make South Kurdistan
self-sufficient in every aspect.
Membership is open to every Kurdish youth and
K.I.M aims to expand its influence and constantly
seeks qualified members for representative
capacities in every state and country.
K.I.M. is the new designation for former “Kurdish
If you believe in independence for South Kurdistan,
then you must join us.
For all forms of contacts and inquiries, please
Provisional Spokesman for K.I.M. in the USA.
Email: [email protected]
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