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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 … Continue reading

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

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Why Kobanî Did Not Fall (By Dilar Dirik)

(Note: I’m fairly sure that the wonderful Dilar Dirik would not have a problem with me sharing this article. If she did, I would be happy to take it down.) “One year ago, today, Kobanî declared itself as an autonomous … Continue reading

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October 12th in Kobanê (Poem)

There are children still here, To our hearts they bring hope, Though we wish they were safer, They help us to cope, It’s their innocence driving us, On to defend, Our freedom, control, So we do not depend, We don’t … Continue reading

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October 11th in Kobanê (Poem)

Nearly six hundred dead, Since their forces advanced, Border crossing still ours, And resistance our stance, Heavy blows they have suffered, But the news says they’ve won, We shout “rubbish!” We’re here! This has barely begun! Food is rationed, we … Continue reading

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October 10th in Kobanê (Poem)

Fascist forces’ objectives, Civilian homes, As they roam through the streets, Passing rubble and bones, It’s disturbing and messy, Indescribably foul, Debris covering faces, Which lie on the ground, Though their arms are much better, Our spirits our high, So … Continue reading

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October 9th in Kobanê (Poem)

This is no normal war, What they’re seeking is gore, To destroy our lives here, To annihilate all, Each ten minutes that pass, We see shells and bombs fall, Our nerves truly wracked, As they pummel our walls, Their unlimited … Continue reading

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The Kurdish Stalingrad: Kobane and Western Inaction

The struggle in Rojava (Kurdish northern Syria) is really a struggle for humanity, freedom, and human dignity. The ‘coalition’ and its air strikes clearly do not aim to protect human life, because they’ve been useless at stopping ISIS from advancing … Continue reading

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Letter to MPs in Support of Kobane and Rojava

Below is a letter I recently sent to MPs in the UK… ———————————— I am writing to you because I believe that the experiences of democratic autonomy in the Kurdish regions of northern Syria (known as Rojava) are an example … Continue reading

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Daesh, Imperialism, and Rojava

The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) united much of the Arab World for centuries. In the 19th century, however, it began to decline, and the imperial powers of Europe tried to ensure their own political influence in the region. The UK, for … Continue reading

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