The Final Straw Radio: Dilar Dirik on the Rojava Revolution, pt 2; Nicky Danesh on (A)'s in Iran

  • Posted on: 4 November 2014
  • By: Bursts
Turkish anarchists from DAF cross border to support resisters in Kobane

Streaming at AshevilleFM from
3am EST on November 3rd through November 10th, 2014, then podcasting at
radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall,
CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community
Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM

This week's we're presenting the second half of my conversation with
Dilar Dirik, Kurdish feminist and anti-capitalist, about the Rojava
Revolution. The Rojava Revolution, as we spoke of in the last episode,
is the name for the Kurdish-initiated project to organize stateless
communities in Northern Syria into 3 autonomous cantons in the wake of
Syrian State withdrawal during the progress of the civil war in that
country. Rojava is West in Kurdish and refers to the communities of
Kurds living in that area as distinguished from Kurds living and
struggling inside of the borders of Iraq, Iran & Turkey. Folks aligned
with the Democratic Union Party, or PYD, in Rojava have been among the
people fighting against incursion by Islamic State militants.

After hearing from Dilar, we'll be hearing a segment shared by the folks
from Anarchistisches Radio Berlin, which they worked together from audio
recorded by Furia de Radio, an anarchist programme on 97 Irratia FM in
Bilbao, Euskadi. It can be heard every Friday at 7pm in the Basque
Country, or on http://www.mixcloud.com/FuriaDeRadio. The folks at Furia
de Radio conducted an interview with Nicky Danesh, an Iranian anarchist
living in exile in Australia this September. More content from
Anarchistisches Radio Berlin can be found at http://aradio.blogsport.de
in German, English, Spanish, French and more.

This week we'll hear Dilar continue to speak about the Rojava Social
Revolution, the Kurdish Women's movements media representation of women
in Rojava and in the YPJ Star militias fighting against ISIL, if there's
an overlap between anarchism and Democratic Confederalism and more. The
first half of this conversation can be found on radio4all, archive.org
and http://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org beginning on Monday the 3rd of
November, 2014.

You can find writings by Dilar at http://dilar91.blogspot.com

A quick reminder to those in the Asheville area this week: Leslie will
be speaking at Warren Wilson College in Black Mountain this Monday, the
3rd at 7pm in the Canon Lounge about his life and continued activism
despite constant sureveilance!. Leslie James Pickering - former head of
the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office (NAELFPO),
author, publisher, and co-founder of the Buffalo, NY bookstore, Burning
Books - has endured heavy state repression for years. Leslie will
discuss the current ongoing FBI investigation into his work and life as
well as his extensive legal campaign to resist this surveillance. This
is a free event. https://www.facebook.com/events/729763163770135/

Can't make it out to Warren Wilson? On Tuesday, Leslie will be speaking
at Downtown Books & News on Lexington Ave in Asheville at 6pm on
Tuesday, November 4th. This is another free event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1419215874989621/

On Wednesday, there'll be a benefit vegetarian dinner with music offered
at the Wine Hause at 86 Patton Avenue. All proceeds will go to the
Kurdish Red Crescent, offering free emergency health aid to the people
of Rojava, in particular in the beseiged canton of Kobane. This event
runs from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
http://bit.ly/aid4rojava

Finally, on Wednesday night at the Odditorium, on Haywood Rd in West
Asheville, at 10pm there will be the opening salvo of a hopefully
ongoing queer dance party series and safer space entitled Cake. This
night'll feature a performance by Bootz Durango from Charlotte and it's
suggested that queers and allies come dressed as their favorite
confections. https://www.facebook.com/events/1500284163556631/

Another article recently published on the subject of Rojava from an
Anarchist perspective:
http://anarkismo.net/article/27540

One in a series of blog posts by British filmmaker, Adam Curtis, on this
same subject:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/posts/HAPPIDROME-Part-One

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