Farmers in Al-Jarniyah Face Disaster if Turkey Continues Hogging Euphrates Water

Farmers in Al-Jarniyah have had to stop harvesting summer crops as a result of Turkey cutting the flow of the Euphrates river. The farmers rely on the flow of the Euphrates to irrigate their crops. About 70% of the people in Al-Jarniyah and its countryside use farming as a primary source of income, but a disastrous

Make Rojava Green Again! Pictures gallery – April 2018

Spring arrived to Rojava, and our work to make Rojava green again is blossoming. We are learning with every step we do, working in a collective way to make our life around the international academy more sustainable and to develop social ecology. We made a visit to the ‘Roj’ greenhouse, were we had been working and

A Catastrophic Decline in Summer Crops in Mansoura as Turkey Blocks the Flow of the Euphrates

Wheat and other crops that the people of al-Mansoura town, southeast of Tabqa [Tebqa / Al-Thawrah], rely on in their daily survival have declined to less than half as Turkey continues blocking the flow of the Euphrates river, which constitutes a violation of the Convention on the Law of Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. The Euphrates passes through Turkey, Syria
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Turkey is Using Water as a Weapon of War

Turkey has always shown little understanding of the environment, also from an ecological point of view. It has shown no mercy towards nature and people, destroying the landscape and burying a millennia of history under water. One of the most perverse and ruthless ways of interfering in a country without actually entering it is by cutting

Stand against the destruction of Hasankeyf: Join the Global Action Day TODAY 28 April

Spring in Hasankeyf is typically a joyful time of new growth – of flowers blooming in the canyons and gardens, of young lambs and kids tottering about on unsteady legs, of wild herbs ripe for the picking and cooking. This year, though, the feeling is more of endings than beginnings as pressure mounts on Hasankeyf shopkeepers to vacate

Make Rojava Green Again! Pictures gallery – March 2018

Besides the bad news of Afrin, in March we continued working on our ecological project to Make Rojava Green Again. With the rains of winter everything become green, and the firsts days of march have the perfect weather for continue planting shoots and open new gardens. We are planting different kind of trees and starting
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Make Rojava Green Again! Pictures gallery – February 2018

After launch our campaign, we continued our works for make Rojava green again, with all the energy and ideas that people from all around the world start to share with us. After the discussions with the ecology committee, the visits to the Hayaka natural reserve and the tree nursery [check the galleries from before], we

Make Rojava Green Again! Pictures gallery – December 2017, January 2018

The campaign ‘Make Rojava Green Again’ was officially launched on February 2018, but we were working in different things before. It was mostly work of research, meetings, discussions, etc, but also some practical work. Here we share a gallery of the works of the ecology committee of the internationalist commune before to launch the campaign.
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Building Autonomy Through Ecology in Rojava

Rojava – After almost seven years since the war in Syria began, battles between Kurdish-led democratic forces (SDF/YPG/YPJ) and Daesh (IS) have left the Islamic State nearly defeated throughout the region. When Rojava was liberated from direct Syrian government control in summer 2012, this set off a political revolution towards a self-organized democratic society across the northern regions of the
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Make Rojava Green Again as a bridge for internationalist solidarity

We, the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, want to contribute to the ecological revolution in Northern Syria. To this end, we have started the campaign Make Rojava Green Again, campaign in cooperation with the Ecology Committee of the Cizire Canton. The campaign has three aspects: Building up the Internationalist Academy with an ecological ethos, to serve as a

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