Rojava, women, Syria, Kurdistan, YPJ

In Syria, an Egalitarian, Pluralist Experiment with Direct Democracy Faces off with the Islamic State

  The Western media relentlessly relays decapitations, calls for murder and barbarities perpetrated by Daesh, the so-called “Islamic state”. However, in the face of this barbarity, the Kurdish, Arab and Yezidi peoples of the Rojava region of northern Syria are implementing another model of society: emancipatory, egalitarian, multi-confessional, and very democratic; an experience that could even serve

The Living Conditions in Rojava

The challenges that the people face in Rojava The living conditions have become like the straw that broke the camel’s back. With the increase of refugees from other parts of Syria and Iraq, particularly from Mosul, the burden has increased for all the people in Jazira [Kantona Cizîrê‎ / Cezîre]. The average income Most workers in the region
Rojava, Syria, coops, economy

The Basic Principle of the Economy in Rojava: Involve Everyone in Production

The basic principle of the economic policies of the Assad regime in Rojava was to keep the people poor and deprived in order to maintain their dependence. The Jazira [Cizîrê‎ / Cezîre] and Kobanî [Kobanê] cantons served as the breadbasket of Syria. Before the revolution, forty percent of the wheat consumed in the country came from Rojava, and agriculture is
Syria, Manbij, Minbij

Liberated Manbij is Healing its Wounds

Manbij has been liberated from ISIS, but is economically wounded. The Economic Committee of the Democratic Administration of Manbij is working on new projects to develop the local economy on a more stable foundation. From 2014 until July 2016, Manbij [Mabuk‎ / Minbic] was occupied by the jihadist organisation Islamic State. Not only were people oppressed and