The Rojava Revolution began on 19 July, 2012. Here’s a selection of ROAR’s coverage over the past years of this historical struggle for autonomy in northern Syria.
Rojava revolution: building autonomy in the Middle East
Sardar Saadi — July 25, 2014
Kurdish rebels are establishing self-rule in war-torn Syria, resembling the Zapatista experience and providing a democratic alternative for the region.
The revolution in Rojava: an eyewitness account
Janet Biehl — October 20, 2016
An interview with the three authors of a new book — “Revolution in Rojava” — about their experiences and observations witnessing the birth of a new society.
Rojava: only chance for a just peace in the Middle East?
Thomas Jeffrey Miley and Johanna Riha — March 3, 2015
The democratic confederalism of Rojava is an attempt to transcend borders and build a participatory alternative to the tyrannical states of the region.
Internationalists in the Revolution
Internationalist Commune of Rojava — ROAR Magazine Issue #8 “Beyond the Border”
“Our call is at once really simple and incredibly difficult: let us build together a global movement that is able to challenge and overcome capitalist modernity.”
Building Democracy without the State
Dilar Dirik — ROAR Magazine Issue #1 “Revive la Commune!”
The Rojava revolution provides a historic opportunity to put the communalist model of Democratic Confederalism into practice.
Jineology: from women’s struggles to social liberation
Necîbe Qeredaxî, interviewed by Brecht Neven and Marlene Schäfers — November 25, 2017
As a liberatory framework emerging from the Kurdish movement, jineology places women at the center of the struggle against patriarchy, capitalism and the state.
Radical Democracy: The First Line Against Fascism
Dilar Dirik — ROAR Magazine Issue #5 “Not This Time!”
The Kurds’ democratic resistance to ISIS demonstrates that anti-fascism cannot be separated from the wider struggle against capitalism, patriarchy and the state.
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