Posts by ADM

Doing Justice to the Mosaic of North East Syria – The Rojava Revolution

HISTORY
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The Rojava Revolution is now ten years old. But this revolution also has a prehistory. Can you tell us what historical factors made this revolution possible? That’s right, we are approaching the 10th anniversary of the revolution. This revolution started in Rojava on 19 July 2012. Of course, it did…

“A real revolution cannot be brought about by a change of power”

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With the Rojava revolution a new education system was established in North East Syria. Today, there are not only Arabic schools in the region, but also Kurdish and Aramaic ones. Could you tell us what the school system is like? How successful is the education system and with what difficulties…

The Kurdish Women’s Movement: History, Theory, Practice

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Author: Dilar Dirik Description: The Kurdish women’s movement is at the heart of the most exciting revolutionary experiment in the world today: Rojava. Forged over decades of struggle, most recently in the fight against ISIS, Rojava embodies a radical commitment to ecology, democracy and gender equality. But while striking images…

“We will hit the system at its most essential point”

Women's Freedom
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Men’s arguments on this subject are either technical in the sense of conforming to organizational steps or, if they try a little hard, fragmented and unsteady. But all seekers of truth must enable themselves to “experience freedom in the moment.” Just as we as women have surrounded the system with…

The Kurdish Freedom Struggle and (Anti)Imperialism in the 21st Century

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Revolutionary movements and people around the world, especially in Europe and Latin America, watch the PKK and Rojava with growing interest. However, most of them cannot make sense of the relationship between the US-led international coalition and the socialist and anti-imperialist identity of the Kurdish movement after Kobanê. Isn’t this…