Jerusalem, the capital of humanity

Mustafa Karasu (founding member of the PKK) commented on Jerusalem, the question of Palestine and the role of the hegemonial States in the Yeni Özgür Politika. We translated the text into English in order to make it accessible to a wide audience Since the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of the Israeli State […]

From Kurdistan to Wallmapu – Solidarity with the Mapuche!

We, the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, declare our solidarity to the indigenous Mapuche people that is fighting for its rights and its land that is occupied by companies and the forces of the Chilean state. Dams for hydropower plants, landfills and roads are created on Wallmapu, the land of the Mapuche since decades. Deforestation rights […]

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 […]

A new form of international solidarity

Thoughts about democratic autonomy vs. nation state, by Duran Kalkan, member of the executive council of KCK in an interview with Kurdistan Report How can we understand democratic autonomy or democratic confederalism? Is it a system that is regionally specific and therefore only able to address the Kurdish population? I can explain the democratic autonomy […]

The Kurdish Freedom-Movement is the forefront of Democratic Socialism

by Duran Kalkan, Member of the Council of the KCK Translated from the German version in Kurdistan Report Undoubtedly, the success of a revolution depends on how strong its theory and practice is working in an regional, national and international frame. No revolution can be separated from the region and international struggles, and be successful […]

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 […]

Fîraz Dağ (Mehmet Aksoy), founder of Kurdish Question, fall şehid in Raqqa

Fîraz Dağ (Mehmet Aksoy) was from the Elbistan district of Northern Kurdistan in Maraş province. He grew up in London after his family’s migration to Europe. Since the early years of his youth, he has never been separated from the path of anti-capitalist, democracy and human rights struggle as part of the rightful struggle of […]

The development of the Kurdish liberation struggle and the global democracy movement

The solidarity within the fight against the ISIS fascism and the activities at the “World Kobane Day” at 1st November show effects. It became clear that a global democratic movement with a clear way, is able to fight any kind of fascist barbarity. Duran Kalkan In the last years the Kurdish liberation movement has become […]

YPG’s British volunteer Jack Holmes fall şehid in Raqqa

  Along with the People’s Defense Units (YPG), Jack Holmes tirelessly participated in eight military operations against ISIS terrorists in Rojava, northern Syria, including the campaign to liberate Raqqa. The city of Raqqa was officially liberated from ISIS on October 20, 2017, yet Jack who has the Kurdish nom-de-guerre Şoreş Amanos, insisted to stay in […]