Rojava’s Jazira Canton now has 87 Co-operatives with 30,000 Members

There are now 87 co-operative societies in Jazira Canton [Kantona Cizîrê‎ / Cezîre], with 30,000 participants [members] between them. The co-operatives provide work opportunities to all the participants, some of whom work in turns by taking three month shifts. The co-operatives have been playing a big role in providing supplies for the markets, stabilising prices and overcoming monopoly. In Qamishlo
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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.

Discussions About Co-operatives in Afrin Before the Invasion

The Centre for Economic Development has organised a meeting for administrators in co-operative societies to discuss the situation of co-operative societies, the problems that they have, and possible solutions. The meeting was attended by Najah Qormo and Kamal Abdullah and other co-chairs and administrators of co-operative societies. The meeting hall was filled with photos of

The Union of Factories Forms in Hasakah

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hasakah [Hesekê / Hesîçe / Al-Hasakah] had a meeting to form a committee for the Union of Factories. Many workers attended the meeting. The co-chair Mohamad Saed Al-Amr spoke about the political situation in the region, and how it has led to the current situation. He said that all the countries

How the Economic Model Helped Prevent an Economic Crisis in Afrin

Economic expert Jelnak Omar says that the systematic Turkish attacks on Afrin [Efrîn‎ / Afrîn] are also intended to destroy the communal economy in the region. Hawar News had an interview with Jelnal Omar to discuss the effects of the recent Turkish attacks on Afrin. How would you describe the economic situation in Afrin since the announcement of the Self

An Assembly has formed in Derik to discuss and develop agricultural plans

The Federation of Farmers in the Jazira Canton [Kantona Cizîrê‎ / Cezîre] formed an assembly to contribute to the development of agricultural plans. This came after a meeting in the centre of Derik [Dêrik / Al-Malikiyah], which many farmers from the region and members of the federation attended. The assembly will become an umbrella for all the agricultural departments

Preparations to form Co-operative Societies in Tabqa

The Economic Committee of The Tabqa [Tebqa / Al-Thawrah] Democratic Civil Administration held a meeting which was attended by the Administration of Co-operative Societies in Northern Syria. They talked about the importance of establishing co-operatives and other communal economic projects in that region. The meeting was held at the Academy of the Democratic Society. Attendees included
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One week in Afrin, one week of resistance 27/02/18 – Defend Afrin, Resistance Diaries #07

27/02 The telephone wake us up, our friends of the convoy are warning us that the buses are leaving. We were expecting to stay one week in Afrin, but seems that the plan of the convoy was to make a one week trip. We were doing plans for two more days, but we can not
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Local resistance, international fighters. 26/02/18 – Defend Afrin, Resistance Diaries #06

26/02 Demonstation in Mabeta and last goodbye to Sehid Baran One of the aims of the civil convoy in which we came to Afrin, is to give strength and hope to the people and cities who are suffering the attacks from the turkish army. Mabeta is a city where the bombing had been intensified in
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Suffering a war: martyrs and refugees 25/02/18 – Defend Afrin, Resistance Diaries #05

25/02 We wake up in the camp that the people of Efrin prepared for the convoy, after a long night with bombs falling almost all the time. Some bodies of fighters who died by the attacks of the turkish army arrived at the city, and we go to the funeral march from the hospital to

Three Special Agricultural Co-operative Societies for Women Formed in Kobani

Kongreya Star’s Committee of Women’s Economy has formed three special agricultural co-operative societies for women to develop the women’s economy in Kobanî [Kobanê / Ayn al-Arab]. The administrators are also planning to open more co-operatives in different fields. These co-operative societies are formed by people who co-operate voluntarily in order to benefit society economically and culturally through common