Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East

The Rojava Revolution is a progressive, directly-democratic experience that emerged amid the chaos of the Syrian Civil War. Developing in the largely-Kurdish areas of northern Syria since 2012, the experience aims to create unity between all ethnic and religious groups in the region. It also advocates the equal participation of women in political processes and defends women’s rights staunchly.

Towards the end of 2014, I began to investigate the historical context of the Rojava Revolution and look at the political philosophy it sought to foster. This process culminated in the publication of the following book:

Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East

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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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24 Responses to Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East

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  5. TJ says:

    Hi there, could I please get a free copy of the PDF? Thankyou!

  6. Roger Jacobs says:

    I have read the summarized version of Rojave. I would klike to write some articles aboth Rojava. I need to have some more historical background information. Is it possible to send the full PDF version? Thanks in advance… kind regards, Roger.

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  10. S. Ibrahima says:

    Hi. I would love to have a copy of the pdf, if possible. Thank you and best regards!

    S.ibrahima@outlook.com

  11. Hi, I’m doing some research about the revolution in Rojava… I would like to have a copy of the PDF, if possible. Thank you! Valentina

  12. bernardo says:

    Hi. I would love to have a copy of the pdf for a book report. Please and Thank you
    Bpineda117@gmail.com

  13. Tom Bruner says:

    Greetings!
    Read the 128 page version, purchased from Amazon.
    Excellent resource.
    Would like to find 400 page version.
    I feel our President betrayed Rojava, and Kurdish people.
    Solidarity!
    Tom

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