As part of the global “Fridays for Future” day of action, students in Rojava organized a demonstration and cleaned up the streets of their city.
More than 50 students of the Rojava University in Qamislo walked through the city carrying banners and shouting slogans to draw attention to the ecological difficulties, from waste in the city to the global climate crisis. With this demonstration the activists took part in the global climate movement #FridaysForFuture, which had called for a worldwide action day on Friday.
Besides the students and activists of the city administration, internationalists of the Make Rojava Green Again campaign also took part in the action. The banner carried by the students read: “To defend nature we have to organize ourselves — system change not climate change,” signed, FridaysForFuture-Rojava.
Except in a self-organized society that is able to determine its future outside the logic of capitalist production and the need to maintain constant production and consumption, there will be no solution to the ecological crises we are facing today. Only in a society that upholds the values of solidarity and pursues a holistic understanding of the world, we can built towards the future.
At the demonstration in Qamislo, Mahir Pir, a history student at Rojava University, emphasizes that the way we deal with nature and the cleanliness of cities also reflects the mentality of a society. Cleanliness in daily life, cities, homes and the preservation and defense of nature, are some of the essential things in life.
The students underlined the importance of the fact this is a youth-led movement, because the strength and future of a society rests with its youth. This importance is reflected currently in the global movement for radical political and economic change. Youths are on the front lines of every “Fridays for Future” demonstration, marching for a future worth living.
Just like in the defense of the revolution in Rojava and the Democratic Federation of North East Syria, the construction of a democratic system and an ecological society, the revolutionary youth has to play a significant role.
With the action in Rojava on the second Global Day of Action of the climate movement, the activists also sent their warmest and revolutionary greetings to the people on the streets of the world, wished them every success in their struggle for a democratic modernity in harmony with nature.
Source URL — https://roarmag.org/2019/05/25/to-defend-nature-we-must-organize/