Two Years After Opening, Suz Co-operative Meets Most of Afrin’s Needs

A food enterprise project in the area of Rajo [Reco / Raju] in Afrin [Kantona Efrînê‎ / Afrîn] has achieved great success through the participation of many people who see it as their main choice for buying household necessities. The siege imposed on Afrin by the Ba’athist regime and the mercenary groups has caused inflation and food shortages, therefore Suz Co-operative Society in

Beit Al-Barakah Co-operative Prepared Winter Supplies in Two Months

The ten workers in Al Barakah Co-operative are about to finish making the winter supplies, such as dried vegetables, pickles, pumpkin jam and olives. The Women’s Council announced the formation of this co-operative, in co-ordination with the Committee of Economy and Municipalities. The co-operative is called Beit Al Barakah [House of Delight], and it aims to get women

A Kurdish Response to Climate Change

Conversations with the Kurdish Liberation Movement on ecological society and democratic confederalism For 4000 years since the breakdown of the Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia, almost every major societal collapse has featured five trends: spiralling migration, state collapse, food shortages, epidemic disease and climate change.[1] What makes the present era distinct is that whilst previous collapses have

The First Consumer Co-operative in Manbij Opens

The Economic Committee and the Management of Co-operative Societies in the Manbij [Minbic / Mumbuj] Democratic Civil Administration have opened the first consumer co-operative society in the city. The objective is to establish the concept of co-operative societies and communal work across all the strata of society and to build a democratic society. The co-operative is in

Inana Agricultural Co-operative Harvests Onions and Garlic

After two months of hard work, Inana Agricultural Co-operative, which is supervised by Kongreya Star in Afrin [Efrîn‎ / Afrîn], has started harvesting the crops of green onions and garlic, and selling them in the markets of the region. The agricultural season was very successful last year in making profits for the members of Inana Agricultural Co-operative

Women in Qamishlo Open Yekbûn Co-operative

A food manufacturing co-operative society called Yekbûn has been opened by some women in the Hilaliyah neighbourhood in Qamishlo [Qamişlo / Qamishli / Al-Qamishli]. Yekbûn means “to be one”. There are four women in the co-operative, and they make food in the house of one of the members. The women work with faith and spirit, relying on a communal way