Rojava revolution – Co-ops and Assemblies – videos with Commentary

Posted: September 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

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The Kurdish Rojava revolution in northern Syria.

The Free

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from Workers Solidarity with thanks, photos added
As they have driven ISIS back in northern Syria / Rojava the Kurdish YPG and their allies in the SDF have won increasing visibility in western media.

new YPJ video 25 Sept 2016

While such reports often mention the key role in this fight played by women in the YPJ, there is otherwise little examination of the revolution happening behind the front lines in Rojava. That revolution is why they stood and fought ISIS rather than fleeing.

This can be true of a lot of alternative media coverage. In part this is due to the limited amount of information on what this revolution involves. but it’s also in part because photographs of women with guns are judged to be more striking than women workers in a co-operative bakery or a community assembly.

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