What has happened in Afrin? A guide to understand the Middle East puzzle

Afrin has become the scene of the latest episode of the bloody war in Syria. After two months of intense resistance, the SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces, a multiethnic militia led by the Kurdish YPJ/YPG] have withdrawn from the city that gives its name to the Afrin Canton so as to ensure that civilians have an […]

Reflections about man, masculinity and patriarchal society

Notes for a historic-subjective analysis on the construction and the evolution of the ‘man’ identity in the patriarchal society The cultural construction of gender has been developed in different ways throughout history, and although all societies have gender cultural registries, not all of them have the concept of masculinity. A culture which does not treat […]

Help us constructing a wind turbine in Rojava

We, the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, call on our supporters around the world to help us with our next step in the work of building an ecological society. Most of the grid electricity in Rojava comes from the hydroelectric dams in the west, with about a quarter from the natural gas flared during oil production. […]

Turkish War Planes are Bombing Archeological Sites In Efrin. Statement from the jineloji Academy

Thousands of Years Old Remains of Women’s Culture Destroyed On the 20th January 2018, the Turkish state waged a total war over the autonomous region of Efrin, part of the democratic confederation of Northern Syria. More than one week later, the attacks on the population continue. Turkish airstrikes have killed over 80 civilians – many […]

People of Rojava reject the attacks of Turkish Army in Afrin [Gallery of demonstration in Amude and report about the Olive Branch operation]

In the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, civilians came out to protest the invasion carried out by the Turkish army in the Canton of Afrin. In the city of Amude, Cizire Canton,15,000 people gathered to condemn the attacks. On January 20th the Turkish state initiated its invasion of the Afrin Canton in the north of […]

Democratic confederalism: From capitalist modernity to democratic modernity

It’s common to hear internationalist groups and collectives talk about democratic confederalism referred to as the ideological paradigm of the Kurdish Liberation Movement. Despite the fact that this concept has been useful to understand the ideological evolution of the movement, it remains somewhat incomplete, and it may be more appropriate to talk about Democratic Modernity. […]

100 years after October Revolution

October 2017 marks the hundredth anniversary of the October Revolution. One hundred years have passed since the revolutionary masses of Petrograd, calling for “All Power to the Soviets”, raised their weapons against the exploiters and collaborators. With the call for “Bread! Peace! Freedom!”, the October Revolution established its place in world history as the starting […]

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 […]