Tag Archives: Rojava

The economics and politics of the rojava revolution

From a distance, and in the absence of a knowledge of the local languages, news about the “rojava revolution” in nothern syria remains fragmentary and often contradictory.  While supportive of the movement, questions and doubts remain which we are unable … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (8): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated in the month of May a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  The series gains in significance with events in france around the movement Nuit Debout.  What follows is the … Continue reading

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Terror against autonomy: Turkey

Photographs by Ilyas Akengin Varto, Semdinli, Cizre, Nusaybin, Beytussebap, Bismil, Silvan, Tusba, Sirnak, Gever, Derik, Silopi, Diyarbakir: these are names of martyred towns and villages of eastern, largely kurdish, turkey.  They mark points in a cartography of terror carried out … Continue reading

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Understanding the kurdish resistance: From Crimethinc

In the continuing concern to diffuse testimonials and analyses of the kurdish effort at creating autonomous forms of local democracy in the rojava region and the parallel resistance to ISIS, and now the more general resistance to the turkish state’s … Continue reading

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The state as an agent of murder: Turkey

Over thirty people have died, and over seventy are injured, in a bomb attack in Suruç, turkey, on the turkish-syrian border accross from Kobane.  The target was a gathering of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF) meeting at the … Continue reading

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Testimonials from a revolution in Rojava

The Autonomies Collective has assumed no open position on the “Rojava Revolution” for reasons of ignorance. In the absence of consistent information on what is happening in the region, as well as its complexity, we have abstained from judging or … Continue reading

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Border Testimonies: From Suruc/Kobane, Turkey/Syria

On the walls of Istanbul can be read the graffiti, echoing Spain’s revolution of 1936, “Kobane will be the tomb of fascism”: the fascism of Isis, and of the Syrian and Turkish states.  In the Rojava region of Syria, a … Continue reading

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