Resources on the Rojava revolution in West Kurdistan (Syria)

Standforrojava

http://anarchism.pageabode.com/andrewnflood/resources-rojava-revolution-kurdistan-syria

The heroic defence of Kobane against Isis brought the attention of many of us to the experiment in Democratic Autonomy said to be running in the region and in a North Kurdistan (Turkey).  It’s a controversal topic not least because its ideological roots are in the change in strategy Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the PKK, started to push from his Turkish prison cell.  The PKK had a deserved reputation as a militarist authoritarian Maxist – Leninist outfit even willing to assassinate political rivals on the left.  Could it really be that this organisation has ‘changed its spots’ to the soft quasi social democration anarchism developed by the US writer Murray Bookchin.

Comrades I’ve talked to about this from the Turkish state have had widely differenct perspective.  Some think its simply a cynical exercise to garner western support.  Others insist the changes in ideology have subsubstance but more important that…

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About Ed Sykes

Independent journalist. Co-founder of Phoenix Media Co-operative. Author of Rojava: An Alternative. Ex-Canary editor and writer (2015-2020). Aka 'Oso Sabio' - see @ososabiouk on Twitter.
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