Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:17
The liberation of Kobani was a bittersweet victory that left the town devastated. Reconstruction has begun and the need for solidarity and aid is urgent.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 08:40
Recently a group of anarcho-environmentalists in Turkey and another in Spain, as well as anarcho-environmentalists from around the world together were added to the United Liberation Forces (BOG) "Birleşik Özgürlük Güçleri" of Kobane (Rojava), forming an internationalist front of anarchist and communist combatants.
Submitted by worker on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 13:48
From Cult Nation - by Gareth Watkins (photos: Erin Trieb)
The Middle East today is the last place anyone in mainstream western thought would think to look for progressive political thought, and even less to see those thoughts translated into action. Our image of the region is one of dictatorships, military juntas and theocracies built on the ruins of the former Ottoman Empire, or hollow states like Afghanistan, and increasingly Pakistan, where anything outside the capitol is like Mad Max.
Submitted by worker on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 22:44
In summer 2013, we interviewed the Turkish group Revolutionary Anarchist Action (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet, or DAF) about the uprising that began in Gezi Park. At the end of summer 2014, we learned that DAF was supporting the fierce resistance that residents of the town of Kobanê in northern Syria were putting up to the incursion of the fundamentalist Islamic State.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/01/2015 - 16:13
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:58
After four and a half months of intense fighting, 26 January was the day ISIS/Da’esh fascists were driven out of Kobane. The fighting goes on into the surrounding villages. Celebrations across Kurdistan and the diaspora. Beautiful day, after so much blood and courage. Just a few celebratory pics.
Submitted by worker on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:07
From Modern Slavery - by Paul Z Simons
So after sitting on the fence for the better part of a year, I have to commit to support for and defense of the Rojava experiment, and particularly our comrades in the DAF (Revolutionary Anarchist Action) and the two militias the YPG (People’s Protection Units, in Kurdish: Yekîneyên Parastina Gel) and the women’s militia component the YPJ (Women’s Protection Units, in Kurdish: Yekîneyên Parastina Jinê). Though inspired, at least according to most reports by Bookchin and specifically calling their current political status libertarian municipalism, they seem to have moved very far toward an insurrectionary society indeed.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:37
Bellamy returns to America to host with Rydra and they discuss the
boring and tired voting debate among radicals, Tom Brower declaring
mission accomplished in his war against the homeless in Hawaii,
anarchists somehow thinking going to Kobane is a good idea, plants being
fucking awesome, the FBI completing the Panopticon and Adam Harvey's
fashionista resistance to it, and a group of progressives who named
Submitted by Bursts on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:58
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Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:18
This text is a response to the article Rojava: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Perspective by K. B., recently published on the Ideas and Action website of the North America-based Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA). In the article, there is an attack on the Rojava revolution in the Middle East, an event in which the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has played a key role.