“Neither Communist or Anarchist, it’s a Good Revolution.”

Because of the closing of the borders, getting to Rojava has become more difficult in the past few months. The Turkish border has been closed for years, while the eastern border to Iraqi Kurdistan has more recently been shut down by petrol-president Masud Barzani, who is hostile to the PKK and the PYD, and acted
Rojava, Syria, women, Kurdistan

Inanna: a Women’s Agricultural Coop in Afrin

  In Rojava’s Afrin Canton [Kantona Efrînê‎ / Afrîn], women are bringing to life the economy. On the 1st of November, 2016, Inanna Agricultural Cooperative was founded with the help of Kongreya Star. Onion, garlic, chickpeas and beans were sown in January and February on the 18 dunam [decare] plot that belong to the women’s collective. The women toil

A Poultry Project to Achieve Self Sufficiency and Develop the Communal Economy

The Agricultural Council in Hasakah [Hesekê / Hesîçe / Al-Hasakah] started a cooperative society for the building of poultry houses and planting of fruit trees. It announced that registration will open on the 18th of February 2017, and their objective is to achieve self-sufficiency and develop the communal economy. The Agricultural Council in Hasakah, which belongs to the Economic Committee
Rojava, Syria, Qamishlo, Kurdistan, women, cooperatives, feminism

Rojava, Syria: A revolution of hope and healing

Rojava is an enclave whose inhabitants have fashioned a place of security, gender equality, economic cooperation, and a unique form of localized direct democracy that has no equivalent elsewhere.  With images of chaos, conflict, and a seemingly endless parade of horrors dominating the mainstream media, the image of Syria that dominates the popular mind is
Rojava, Syria, economy

Rojava’s Economy is Woven in the Academy

Post-revolutionary work is being undertaken to develop a system of social economy against the pre-revolutionary economic embargo of the Baath regime. One of the most active institutions in the economic struggle in Rojava is the Academy of Social Economy founded in the Jazira Canton [Kantona Cizîrê‎ / Cezîre] in 2014 by the TEV-DEM Economic Committee.

A Cooperative in Amuda for Families of Martyrs

Amuda ─ The Council of Families of Martyrs in Amuda [Amûdê / Amouda] is preparing to open a cooperative society for the families of martyrs in the city. The cooperative is a pickle factory, and it involves the participation of 92 families. The communal economy is developing among the institutions and people of Rojava, and leading to

Women’s Coop in Afrin Maintains their Crops

The members of Kongreya Star in Afrin Canton [Kantona Efrînê‎ / Afrîn] have begun weeding and pruning their crops to protect them from damage. Since the start of February, the women’s cooperative society of Tal Salur village in the area of Jandairis [Jindires / Cindarisa / Cindirêsê] in Afrin, which consists of twelve women from Kongreya Star and