Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 07/25/2015 - 11:12
From Revolution News - by Jennifer Baker
After 134 days of intense fights against ISIS, the Kurdish city of Kobanê is under reconstruction. An international solidarity movement is now using crowdfunding as a tool to support of the so-called ’Rojava Revolution’.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 15:13
Submitted by worker on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 18:59
From Roar Mag - By Petar Stanchev
The dogmatic criticism of popular struggles for autonomy in Chiapas and Rojava reveals a colonial mentality that should be stamped out of our movement.
Photo: comrades from the Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF) in Turkey express their solidarity with the Kurdish defenders of Kobani at the Turkish-Syrian border. DAF has consistently called on anarchist groups elsewhere to support the Rojava revolution.
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.