We, as internationalists from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europa, America and Oceania, have been working in different structures of the revolution in Rojava and Northern Syria for many years. Though we come from different political backgrounds, the Kurdish movement united and inspired us with a new revolutionary perspective going far beyond the Middle East.
In the beginning of 2017 we started to organise the Internationalist Commune of Rojava as a self-organized collective, working in coordination with the youth movement of Rojava (YCR).
Until then, the internationalists working in Rojava were different people, from different countries, doing different things. But since that time we have been continuing with our works in a more organized way.
We wanted to remake the internationalist face of this revolution and facilitate the participation of other internationalists. To achieve these goals we work based on three principles – ‘learn, support, organize’.
We have completed the construction of the Sehid Helen Qerecox Internationalist Academy, and recently held our first education for a group of new internationalists from across the globe. Here is a report about the education and our first year of work at the Commune.
In the beginning of this year, we started the campaign “Make Rojava Green Again” together with the responsible entities within the self-administration for the ecological work. Several initial ecological projects, mainly the creation of a tree nursery, are in progress and we will be publishing a book about these works in the coming months.
Members of the commune are working in different structures of the society, learning what this revolution means for the people and for the society. You can find out more about this work here.
If you’re interested in joining us at the Commune, you can find more information here.