- ROAR Magazine
- February 4, 2018
Phase two of the construction of the public parliament that the New World Summit is building with the Democratic Self-Administration of Rojava is finally in full progress!
Excerpt from the article written by Jonas Staal, founder of New World Summit, for ROAR Magazine about the construction of the public parliament in Rojava:
Many journalists have described the Rojava Revolution as a surprise, as a curiosity that emerged out of nowhere. But those who visit Rojava are quickly brought to reality: on every corner, in every house or commune, the names and images of martyrs are displayed. Every inch of Rojava was fought for, in past and present.
Every idea, every achievement that formed this new democratic paradigm is thus tied to a communal memory of those who helped to bring it into practice. And still today, in Rojava, as well as in Bakûr, Rojelat, and Başûr, this sacrifice continues. The saying that “Kurds are born in struggle” is the harsh reality on which a revolutionary imaginary of a new world is founded. One cannot embrace a revolution without accounting for those who were willing to resist at the cost of their very own lives.
Now the public parliament is being built: by the hands of artists, workers and revolutionaries alike. The concrete, circular heart of the parliament has become visible. The first arches of the parliament have been erected. Artists such as Abdullah Abdul help us paint the enormous canvasses that will cover the structure.
Read the full article here.
Jonas Staal: “With thanks to the great artists Abdullah Abdul and Ahmed Shamdin, and to photographer Ruben Hamelink for these images.”
Source URL — https://roarmag.org/2015/12/02/in-pictures-constructing-the-public-parliament-in-rojava/