A short analysis of the economical and political situation in the Middle East

By analyzing and understanding the current political, social, and economic situation in the Middle East, we can better understand the crisis of capitalist modernity. This can give us perspective to build up alternative solutions to the many problems oppressed people face today. The Middle East, particularly the Mesopotamian region between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers […]

“We need a revolutionary movement able to overcome all kind of oppression”

Interview with the Internationalist Commune of Rojava What is the Internationalist Commune of Rojava? The Internationalist Commune of Rojava (ICR) gathers the internationalists in Rojava and is a base for international revolutionaries working in the civil structures of Northern Syria. Since the beginning of the revolution in 2012, the philosophy the revolution is based on […]

Reflections about Internationalism in Rojava

By Anne-Sophie Mariposa Translated from the German version in Kurdistan Report Before traveling to Rojava, I had much conversations with friends and comrades about how to make it possible to learn from this revolution without just taking advantage of it or putting it to meaning derived from my socialization at the heart of Capitalism. We […]

Challenging privilege: on solidarity and self-reflection

Solidarity is not a one-way charity undertaking by privileged activists, but a multidimensional process that contributes to the emancipation of everyone involved. A german man is not impressed with the grassroots democracy project in Rojava because he has seen something similar decades ago in Latin America. A French woman reproaches Kurdish women for a lack […]

“Self-defense is not merely picking up a weapon, it is fighting against the capitalist way of life.”

We spoke to the Internationalist Commune of Rojava “The struggle for life” in the heart of the Syrian Kurdistan. The land is dry. Temperatures reach 40ªC (104,ºF) and it’s not even July. A small town with three houses, all of them built following the local traditional way in this region – adobe and stone. A […]

Women’s village: Jinwar

On autonomous spaces, the connection of struggles and women’s revolution in Rojava We came to Rojava as women and feminist internationalists, eager to learn from the Kurdish Women’s Movement, to live and to work with our Kurdish friends and comrades and to be part of the revolutionary process of building up and defending vivid alternatives […]

Commemorating July 19: sailing in the rivers of the history of revolutionary movements.

Today, July 19, it’s been five years since the autonomy of Rojava was declared. The revolutionary process that has been developed and expended since then brings worthy learnings for the whole world, and we want to commemorate this date from the  internationalist commune of Rojava. When we study the reality surrounding us, it is important […]