Construction Work Continues in Jinwar, the first Women’s Village in the Middle East

DIRBÊSIYÊ- Construction work continues in Jinwar, the first women’s village in the Middle East. In every new construction in the village, women’s hope for freedom increases. Rojava women, who began their journey with the motto, “The Rojava revolution is a women’s revolution”, appear as fighters or sometimes as politicians. The Rojava revolution has already come to
Syria, Rojava, Til Temir, commune, cooperation

Communes form the Foundation of Rojava’s Federal System

TIL TEMIR – In Rojava, historical developments in military, political and social areas are taking place. In Rojava, where a new life is being built led by women, communes are being formed in which all peoples take part. Life is reactivating in Rojava on the basis of a democratic nation. This takes place as the
Rojava, Syria, youth, YCR

We Have Started Young and Young We will be Victorious: An Interview with the Organised Youth of Rojava [YCR]

At the end of October, a delegation of activists from a wide range of social spheres of the emancipatory movement, from the youth movement to representatives of parties, stayed in Rojava and conducted a series of interviews. Many of us did not visit Rojava for the first time and in all areas the change, the

Bulgur Factory Project to Start Work in November

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hasakah [Hesekê / Hesîçe / Al-Hasakah] has started building the Bulgur Factory Cooperative. The daily production capacity will be 20 tons. There are already 700 members, and the door is still open for people to participate in the project, which will start operating at the beginning of November.  Since

Poultry Farmer Syndicate Forms in Manbij

The Economic Committee has formed a syndicate for the owners of poultry farms in the region of Manbij [Minbic / Minbij] and its adjacent villages. This happened during a meeting in the lecture hall of Manbij Youth, which by many people attended. The attendees discussed issues connected to the poultry farmers and how to secure their needs
Rojava, Syria, revolution

July 19th Revolution: a Start Toward a Federal, Democratic Syria

The July 19th Revolution, whose spark started in Kobanî [Kobanê / Ayn al-Arab] in 2012, soon echoing in the region and the world, has achieved considerable victories on the military, political, and social levels during the last five years ─ achieving unique progress in leading the community towards democracy and federalism, perceived by observers as the
David Graeber, Syria, Rojava

David Graeber: Syria, Anarchism and visiting Rojava

DAVID GRAEBER: I was in Syria once. I was in southern Turkey. I was in Iraq. I was in a variety of different areas within the Kurdish territories that are experimenting with direct democracy. Interviewer: Can you tell me about what brought you there, and certainly from the very beginning? DAVID GRAEBER: It was less

A Glimpse Inside Turkey’s War on Bakur, and How Coops Try to Support the People

Read the full article here. As part of the indiscriminate military conduct of the state, electricity had been cut off in the area of Sur under curfew, most of the shops and bakeries were closed and water and food supplies were running out. Similar things, even graver, were reported from all other cities where curfews

Report from the First Women’s Economy Conference of North Syria

The First Women’s Economy Conference of North Syria made it’s final statement, which included a number of important decisions. https://youtu.be/QXCF3zGx5uI The statement was announced in front of Kongreya Star’s headquarters in the Al-Gharby neighbourhood of Qamishlo [Qamişlo / Qamishli / Al-Qamishli], and it was attended by members of Kongreya Star and cooperative societies; many of them
Rojava, Syria, Kurdistan

Rojava Administration to Impose Tax System in Northern Syria

The Rojava self-administration in the Cizire [Jazira] canton in northern Syria has started to implement a tax income law to support public services in the region, local sources reported. The tax income will go to support institutions and public services in Cizire canton–Hasakah [Hesekê] province. According to the pro-Rojava administration news agency ANHA, the tax income will
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Communal Economy in Rojava Formed by Women’s Effort

QAMISHLO – In Rojava, women, who are the pioneers of life, are making significant achievements in the field of economy. While many cooperatives have been opened with projects built by Kongreya Star Economy Committee, women form the communal economy by taking their places in working life as part of these cooperatives. Being the pioneers of
cooperatives, coops, Turkey, oppression, women, Bakur, Kurdistan

Women’s Projects Forced Under Turkish State Administration

Bakur [North Kurdistan / East Turkey] – After Yıldız Çetin and Zeki Yıldız, the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) co-Mayors of Payîzawa (Gürpınar), were, like many of their colleagues, removed from office as a result of the State of Emergency, Osman Doğramacı was imposed as Administrator of Payîzawa. One of his first acts in office was