People’s Olive Cooperative

A people’s cooperative producing olives in the center of Amude.

A woman from Afrin in the coop says, “Here, when I am with the olives, it makes me feel closer to Afrin – and this brings me joy”. It’s important to know that for the people of Afrin, the olive tree is sacred, considered a source of life. Today, their olives are being cut, extracted by the Turkish mercenaries. “Each time they cut an olive tree, they kill one of us. Since the day Afrin has been occupied, many of our elders from Afrin are dying during the time of olive harvesting. We know this is not a coincidence.”

From Rojava to all freedom-loving people of the world

Today is the 25th of December. At this moment, there are sounds of war planes in the air.