Zine: Tekmîllin’ Like a Villain
A short guide to a simple and transformative way to commune-icate, inspired by practice in Rojava, informed by experience in Mni Sota. Continue reading
Rojava Persists: “How about we protect life?”
We are past the stage where we can say if we just change the government it will be fine. We need a more radical system change. More and more people are understanding that. It will—it must—be led by the youth and the women. Continue reading
Against the Continuing Assaults on Idlib and on Kurds in Northeastern Syria
Statement by the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists in support of the sovereignty from below of the Syrian popular classes struggling for democracy, social justice, and equality Continue reading
There’s Work to Do in Rojava
It’s not utopia; it’s very difficult here. But there is the opportunity to come and learn from local people who know very much about the land and very much about the situation here, to study together, to build things together, to share knowledge. Continue reading
“Fear of death is nothing; not being able to live is worse.”
Other fears are more essential than the fear of death. The fear of standing alone, or the fear that what you’re doing is futile. Those kinds of fears are more real, and are much more present in Europe than here. Continue reading
Syrien, Links, Unten
Syrien als Bewährungsprobe Continue reading
Rojava Caught Between Fronts
It is conceivable that any movement towards Russia would sharply reduce sympathy in the West for Rojava, without anything about its political and social project having changed. Continue reading
Not everything is perfect, and problems exist. It’s tough to get people thinking for themselves. This revolution’s main aim is a cultural transformation. Continue reading
Comparing Emancipatory Struggles in North and West Kurdistan
It is not easy to overturn the influence of 500 years of Turkish authority during which people have been marginalized, isolated and treated with utter disrespect. To change all of this requires a lot of work on the ground, and on the individual level as well. But what is promising is the zeal and determination… Continue reading
„Das ist eine echte Revolution“
Man kann den Kapitalismus nicht loswerden ohne den Staat abzuschaffen, man kann den Staat nicht loswerden ohne das Patriarchat loszuwerden. Continue reading
Rojava Versus the World
The people in Rojava actively oppose capitalism as an economic system. They oppose the premises on which the international order is built, such as the state, such as patriarchy. Continue reading
The False Friends of Rojava
The significance of the struggle in Kobanê cannot be overstated. But real international solidarity won’t come in the form of military intervention. Continue reading
“Long Live the Rojava Revolution!”
An Interview with Revolutionary Anarchist Action on Kobanê AntiNote: This interview with members of Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (Revolutionary Anarchist Action, or DAF) first appeared in Turkish in Meydan, a “monthly anarchist gazette,” on 22 October 2014. The English translation appeared on the DAF’s own site five days later. The DAF is a relatively young political… Continue reading
Look Toward Kobanê
I see how alive the revolution in Rojava is, and also the discrepancies that come with it. Under a dictatorship, everyone is supposed to think alike. Here there are varied perspectives, communicated freely and openly. Continue reading
A People’s History of the Syrian Revolution
Enormously detailed interview with Syrian revolutionary Joseph Daher by Italian journalist and activist Mattia Gallo Continue reading
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