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Women Create Autonomous Economy in Rojava

TIRBESPIYÊ – Rojava women, who work in the greenhouse, said that they have begun the first harvest in their greenhouse and that they would expand their planting protects by mentioning their projects on autonomous economy. The Greenhouse Project began in September 2016 in the Tirbespiye [Tirbespî / Al-Qahtaniyah] city of Jazira Canton [Kantona Cizîrê‎ / Cezîre] in Rojava. Successful results

A Cooperative Society Solves Şeddadê Bread Crisis

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Sheddadi [Şeddadê / Al-Shaddadah] opened a bakery and formed a cooperative society to run it in an effort to solve the crisis of bread shortage in the region. The production rate of the bakery is 3,000 bags of bread per day. There are 48 members participating in the project so far. Lack of

Poultry Cooperative Elects Temporary Board of Directors

The members of The Poultry Cooperative Society in Hasakah [Hesekê / Hesîeç / Al-Hasakah] elected a temporary board of directors consisting of eight members, both women and men, in a meeting. They also discussed and read the proposal for the project. The Al-Hasakah Agricultural Council, which is part of The Economic Committee in Jazira Canton [Kantona Cizîrê‎ / Cezîre],

Binefsh Water Plant: A Pioneering Step Toward Enhancing Participatory Economics

Binefsh Water Filtering and Bottling Plant Cooperative is another step toward enhancing participatory work, achieving self sufficiency, supporting people with limited income, and creating jobs. The economic institutions in Rojava, in their framework of supporting a participatory communal economy and developing the industrial sector, continue to establish more pioneering economic projects supervised by cooperative societies,

Socialism in three cantons? A view from Washington

In the ongoing discussions of the social experiment taking place in Rojava, the economic aspect often tends to get neglected. You can read a lot about the military aspect, the war against ISIS, co-operation with US forces and so on, and a lot about the political ideologies, the new decision-making structures that have been set

An Essential Step Toward Curbing Monopoly and Individualist Capitalism: Zanîn Co-operative for Medicine and Medical Equipment

Zanîn is a co-operative for medical, dental and pharmaceutical supplies and equipment for hospitals and clinics. The idea for this project came from a group of doctors who work in Jazira. Zanîn is a communal co-operative, and the price of a share is 100,000 SYP. There are a total of 5,000 shares which are collectively worth five hundred million Syrian pounds.
Rojava, Syria, Kurdistan, cooperative, coops, women, jineologi, jineology

Women’s Cooperatives are Growing in Rojava

QAMIŞLO – The women of the Cizîrê‎ canton are participating in the cooperatives founded by Kongreya Star in increasing numbers. The Economic Committee of the Kongreya Star administration of the Jazira Canton [Kantona Cizîrê‎ / Cezîre] founded a women’s agricultural cooperative in Qamishlo [Qamişlo / Qamishli / Al-Qamishli] on 11th November, 2016. The 30 women in the cooperative
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The First Products of Amed’s Communal Fields

DİYARBAKIR [Amed]- While the ecologists have begun to grow crops in the field led by the Agricultural Seed Commission of Ecology Association, the seedlings are aimed to be distributed to the people by using the barter system. Vegetables and greens are growing in the field formed by the Agricultural Seed Commission of Ecology Association in
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Reconstruction Cooperative Begins Work in Rojava

DÊRIK – The project for a house-building cooperative has begun. The goal of the project is to enable the homeless to buy a house and work in this area will become widespread. As we have seen, the Baath regime introduced brutal laws towards the Kurdish people during its occupation of Rojava. One of these was the

Could “Communal Economy” be a Distinct Mode of Production?

There are, after all, some things that mix quite well, like salt and pepper, and others that don’t mix at all, like fire and water. As an attempt to mix opposite qualities, is the market more like salt and pepper, or is it more like fire and water? ─Bertell Ollman, Market Socialism: The Debate Among

A Cooperative for Arab Refugees in Rojava

This Arab family has escaped a war to take refuge in the Kurdish area of Syria. The regional government has given them work. The “Ministry of the Economy” of Jazira Canton [Kantona Cizîrê‎ / Cezîre] tries to ameliorate the agricultural economy in a way that provides work and a stable source of income to farmers, while at
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Growing the Future in Rojava

Kobanî [Kobanê / Ayn al-Arab] is a small city in northern Syria, part of the self-declared autonomous region of Rojava since November 2013, which, as part of the wider Syrian Civil War, broke away from the national government in a social revolution. The Rojava revolution seeks to establish a system of democratic confederalism, a system