First Ecological Conference of North-East Syria

A new step toward the ecological revolution.

The third conference of the Democratic Islam Congress was held in Qamishlo

The third conference of the Democratic Islam Congress was held under the slogan “Diligence and renewal are the gates to the solution of Middle East issues”.

Family law protects rights of women and children in NE Syria

One of the achievements of women's struggle in North and East Syria is the “Family Law” that protects the rights of women and children and spreads the idea of common life in society.

Ecology conference in Qamişlo: We must return to the nature of humanity

Alongside grassroots democracy and women's freedom, social ecology is one of the pillars of the Rojava revolution, which is based on the paradigm of Abdullah Öcalan.

Deir ez-Zor Canton Economic Committee offers support to 23 workplaces

Within the framework of economic development, the Deir ez-Zor Canton Economic Committee supported 235 workplaces in industrial zones.

‘Cinema work in Rojava will continue despite all attacks’

Numan Yiğit, co-chairman of the Rojava Film Commune, which continues its work amidst the attacks, told ETHA (Etkin Haber, news agency in Turkey/North Kurdistan) about his perspectives on cinema and the importance of the art. Noting that governments use film as a tool to manipulate society, Yiğit stated that the RFC aims to create the visual language of libertarian life. Reminding that director Mensûr Kerîmîyan, who was martyred in an attack carried out by the occupying Turkish state in December, proclaimed himself and fought as a people’s artist, Yiğit said that they will strengthen Kerîmîyan’s legacy. Kurdish cinema will resist, just like the Kurdish people.

Access to kindergarten increases women’s labor force participation in NE Syria

The kindergartens opened in the Euphrates Canton of North and East Syria by the Women's Council aim to increase women’s labor force participation and provide safe and healthy spaces to children.

Hope and Contradictions: My Year in Rojava

This libertarian socialist experiment, established in the middle of one of the world’s most brutal and politically complex war zones, has tried to build a new social order rooted in feminism, ecology, direct democracy, and cooperative self-management of industry. It has survived confrontations against two separate forms of fascism and the evolving schemes and counter-schemes of the imperialist great powers that dominate the region. AANES provides a home for refugees and an island of stability in a country torn to pieces by the civil war that followed President Bashar al-Assad’s suppression of the 2011 Arab Spring revolution in Syria. But the revolution is not without its problems and limitations, which Pye will explore in a series of essays exploring the war front, the deliberative councils, the feminist spaces, the military, the factions, and the economy of this nascent society beyond the state where millions of people have lived under a form of revolutionary self-government for over ten years.

Kongra Star: We want to bring the Rojava Revolution outside North and East Syria

In this interview with ANF, Rûken Ehmed described the diplomatic work of the Kongra Star women's association in Northern and Eastern Syria: "We want to spread the Rojava Revolution to the outside world and reach women in the Middle East and Africa."

Upcoming elections, the new Social Contract and political system changes – interview with Kobane Autonomous Administration officials.

In Kobane city, RIC spoke with Ferhan Haji Issa, co-chair of the Executive Council of the Euphrates Canton, Rewshan Abdi, co-chair of Kobane Municipality, and Mohamed Hamdan al-Mohamed, co-chair of the People’s Council of the Euphrates Canton, regarding the current situation in Kobane, the system changes contained in the new Social Contract and the upcoming municipal elections.

Raqqa Arts and Culture Center, a place where creation and people meet

The Raqqa Arts and Culture Center has become a focus of understanding and connection for the people of Raqqa, where different identities can exchange artistic ideas and create fusions.

“Research and heritage management should be led by local populations” – Vision, conservation NGO

In December 2023, RIC interviewed Vision, a heritage and conservation NGO in Raqqa; a city whose rich cultural heritage was heavily destroyed by ISIS during the time of the so-called Caliphate. Vision coordinator, Ezzat Suleiman al-Mouh, describes Vision’s efforts to both preserve historical artefacts and sites in Raqqa, as well as encourage interest and further education in archaeology amongst the population.