Thursday, December 12, 2019

PRACTICE

When walking in the streets where the Rojava/northern Syria women’s revolution has been taking place over the past years - a revolution greening on its own sprouts -, history served as our guide. We came across statues of goddesses, names of villages, poems, folkloric stories, traditional fertility tattoos on...
Over a period of 24 years, despite violent attacks and unbearable conditions, the residents of Mexmûr refugee camp in Makhmour, southern Kurdistan/northern Iraq, beginning with lessons written on stones and dust, managed to create their autonomous education system with their own means – from kindergartens to adult academies. Between 1993...
The Syrian regime under the Ba'ath Party of Bashar al-Assad is not only infamous for its war crimes and human rights abuses during the war in Syria, but also held a thick record of systematic violence prior to the uprisings in 2011. Apart from its extensive intelligence apparatus, its...
Mexmûr (Makhmour) located in the triangle between Mosul, Kerkûk and Hewler in Northern Iraq/South Kurdistan, is a place where over 10.000 Kurds from Southeastern Turkey/North Kurdistan, especially from the Botan Region, found refuge. The people, who fled the war of the Turkish state in the early 90s, stayed in...
Thoughts about democratic autonomy vs. nation state, by Duran Kalkan, member of the executive council of KCK in an interview with Kurdistan Report. and was translated and published in English by the Internationalist Commune of Rojava.  How can we understand democratic autonomy or democratic confederalism? Is it a system that is...
It is a clear fact that the state structure, which was shaped against human nature despite the very nature and the advancement of humanity in the process, is now turned into a mechanism of banditry. The mechanism, which came to existence under the pretext of protectionism, now turned into...

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