documentary

Anna: The woman who went to fight ISIS

  • Posted on: 1 July 2019
  • By: thecollective

From BBC, [documentary airing 03 July 2019, 59 minutes - BBC @ 21:30]

In 2017, 25-year-old Anna Campbell from Lewes in East Sussex travelled in secret to Northern Syria. She was heading for Rojava, the Kurdish territory in the north of the country. In the midst of the civil war in Syria, a fledgling feminist democracy had been established but almost immediately came under threat from the so-called Islamic State. Just eight months after arriving and with no military background, Anna went to the front line to fight with Kurdish YPJ. A month later she was killed by a Turkish air strike.

American Experience: Emma Goldman

  • Posted on: 22 May 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Aired May 21, 2019

For nearly half a century, Russian emigrant Emma Goldman was the most controversial woman in America, taunting the mainstream with her fervent attacks on government, big business, and war. To the tabloids, she was "Red Emma, queen of the anarchists," but many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech.