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The year 2019 was marked by wars and resistance, and it is already clear that 2020 will be even more eventful. Only three days after New Year's Eve, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qasem Soleimani, was assassinated in Baghdad by the USA, and at the end of January...
Tomorrow, the 4th of April is Abdullah Öcalan’s 71st birthday. Below, we publish the contribution of one of his lawyers, Newroz Uysal, from the Istanbul Legal Office Asrın at the 16th international conference “The European Union, Turkey, the Middle East and the Kurds” in Brussels at the beginning of...
This is a recording of a conversation with Riza Altun (founding member of the PKK). This recording was taken by the Kurdish Students Union - YXK and first published in YXK's basic reader on Democratic Confederalism. (Text in german) Question: What analyses are fundamental to create a successful political organization...
The pandemic has probably done humanity a last favour. It has revealed that the fairy tale of the "incredible increase in living standards" propagated all over the world by the capitalists is a gigantic lie. It has shown that those who destroyed the landscapes, villages, hamlets and subsistence economies and...
We, a group of women from the Women Defend Rojava campaign, were on our way to Til Temir (Tell Tamer). I always knew Til Temir as a town in northern Syria where many different population groups live together. We wanted to conduct interviews and talk especially to Assyrian women...
Dear comrades, from the areas of fighting and resistance, from the free mountains of Kurdistan, we send you our love and warmest greetings of solidarity. More than ever, we are determined to build up democratic socialism in the shape of Democratic Confederalism as an alternative to capitalist modernity. With this spirit...
This year placed the Kurdish question in the Middle East on the international agenda again. Its solution, resembling that of a Gordian knot, continues to involve a democratization of the region. For a long time, Kurdish society was considered a potential factor of instability in the four nation-states among which...

Ecology in Times of War

In face of the health consequences, and when seeing the impact of weapons on the living planet, one could think it’s not relevant to care about ecology when there’s war, but Freedom fighters of North-Eastern Syria’s Autonomous Administration show us there is more to war and ecology than what...
This article is a transcription of a talk – given by a former CFGN staff member in Rojava –  recorded in Rojava for the Green Earth Awakening and the DSEI anti-arms trade mobilisation, which both took place in England. The aim of the talk was to highlight the role...
Talks between Turkey and Russia, concluded with an “agreement”, are the continuation of the “Ceasefire Agreement” between USA and Turkey in Ankara on October 16th, which legitimized the occupation of Rojava. The negotitations between USA and Turkey, to take place during Erdoğan’s visit in the US on November 13th, are...

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