Developing the Women’s Economy in East Aleppo with a Cleaning Products Workshop

Members of the Women’s Association for Training and Awareness Raising in the Baydeen neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo have opened a project for the production of cleaning products in order to develop the women’s economy and to create jobs for as many women as possible, to help them become independent and self-reliant. Women in eastern Aleppo lived through terrible

Fuel Distributed to Harvester Truck Owners in Kobane

The Economic Committee and the Committee on Finance in Kobanî [Kobanê / Ayn al-Arab] distributed mazut coupons to the owners of harvester trucks to start harvesting in the region. The Agricultural Committee held a meeting with the owners of harvester trucks at the beginning of May to discuss harvesting the crops in the region, in coordination with

Mualda Cooperative to Provide Electricity to 200 Houses in Village of Manbij

The people of Fars al-Ghanam village in the countryside of eastern Manbij [Minbic / Mumbuj] have formed a cooperative society to run an electric generator in coordination with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Economic Committee in Manbij. The generator will provide electricity to 200 houses in the village and will work for eight hours per

Women are Building and Improving the Communal Economy in North Syria

Many members who participated in The First Conference of Women’s Economy in North Syria mentioned that women are increasingly participating in economic life, building and improving the communal economy, which in turn benefits society and helps meet people’s needs. 150 delegates participated in the conference from both Kobane [Kobanî] and Jazira [Cizîrê‎ / Cezîre] Cantons, and also from Manbij [Minbic /

Tender Announced for Harvesting Cooperative Crops

The Administration of Agricultural Cooperatives in Hasakah [Hesekê / Hesîçe / Al-Hasakah]  announced a tender for harvesting the crops of cooperative societies. The Administration had allocated 13,000 dunams [decares] of agricultural land in the regions of East Dam, West Dam and the village of Bahiah for the planting of barley by agricultural cooperatives in which hundreds of
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Creating a participatory system of economic democracy in Rojava

Out of repression has emerged one of the world’s most interesting experiments in democracy. And by democracy, what is meant is not the formal capitalist variety of elections every few years in which consumption of consumer products is substituted for participation in societal decisions. Surrounded on all sides by hostile forces intent on destroying them,

A People’s Economy

The Rojava revolution’s economic plan is called a “People’s Economy” to differentiate it from traditional market and socialist (i.e. state) economies. But though it posits itself as an alternative to the dualism of capitalism and communism, it is really not a fully formed model as of yet. There are three major concepts in the People’s

The People of Jandairis Meet to Discuss their Economy and Resources

The Centre for Economic Development organised a meeting in Afrin [Afrîn / Efrîn‎] for people in Jandairis [Jindires / Cindarisa / Cindirêsê], in order to hear their opinions and suggestions about how to benefit from their economic resources. The meeting was held in the cultural centre, and after a minute of silence, Dalal Shaikho, an administrator in

This Four-Woman Dairy Cooperative in North Syria Works Together Like a Family

  Four women are working like a family in a dairy cooperative in Qamishlo [Qamişlo / Qamishli / Al-Qamishli], to develop the communal economy. Since the beginning of the Rojava Revolution, people have made big and important steps in organising and forming communes and cooperative societies. The communal life is the basis of developing the society; it is

Introducing the People of Northern Syria to Co-operatives

House of Co-operatives in Qamishlo has distributed flyers to introduce people to the concept of co-operative societies, explain how they work, and strengthen the relationship between people and co-operatives.