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The Rojava revolution and possibilities for peace

Mechthild Exo is a peace and conflict researcher and anti militarist activist. Her main points of research are decolonisation of research methodology and forms of presentation, feminist and decolonialist critics of theories and concepts in global politics, grassroots democracy, self organisation and new models for peaceful systems. She is now working as a lecturer at the University of Emden. We are pleased to have her article about North and East …

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Kongra Star sends greetings to the RiseUp4Rojava-Action Days against Turkish fascism

On the 6. & 7. of September people worldwide took actions against the Turkish threats on the revolution in North and East Syria. With the slogan RiseUp4Rojava demonstrations, rallies and actions took place. In some places like in Germany and the UK protesters sabotaged the arms-trade with Turkey. The Kongra Star women’s movement made a public statement in which they send their greetings from North and East Syria to all …

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Children’s Festival in Til Temir on the 1st of September – World Peace Day

On the 1st of September 2019 – World Peace Day – the cultural movement of North and East Syria celebrated a children’s festival in Til Temir. As well as music, traditional folklore dances and theatre, the children held a speech telling their wishes for World Peace Day.

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[Women’s voices] Lina Bareket from the Syrian’s Womens Council

From the beginning on, the Rojava-Revolution was not limited to the Kurdish people but aimed the liberation of all oppressed people. The Syrian’s Womens Council is working on a national level, trying to spread the revolutionary ideas from the North and the East of Syria to the rest of the country aiming a democratic Syria. We interviewed Lina Bareket and asked her for a statement on the current Turkish threats …

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Women’s cultural movement against the Turkish threats on North and East Syria

The women’s cultural movement Kevana Zerin (Golden Crescent) was marching on the 27th of August in Qamislo. The march was made to protest the Turkish threats of invasion and occupation of North and East Syria and ended on the martyrs cemetary to remember all those who gave their live for this revolution. As the international campaign Women Defend Rojava from the Kongra Star women’s movement we stand side by side …

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Demonstration of HPC Jin & HPC in Qamishlo against Turkey occupation

The women and men of HPC (Civil Defenses Forces) went out on the border between Qamishlo (Rojava) and Nusaybin (Bakur) to denounce the threats of Erdogan to Rojava and to shout “We will not go from our land, we will defend ourselves!” They had a message for women all over the world, to stand together for the values of the womens revolution. When the Turkish state attacks Rojava, they attack …

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Call out: Women Defend Rojava

To freedom seeking women and people of the world, to all internationalists, to democratic and revolutionary forces everywhere: Kongra Star and the women of North and East Syria call out to you to stand with us and take action in defence of our land and worldwide revolutionary values. We announce the campaign Women Defend Rojava. The Rojava revolution and the system of democratic self-administration in North and East Syria has …

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Greetings to women’s resistance in Brazil

We, as women from Northern and Eastern Syria and Rojava, send warm greetings in the name of the women’s movement, in the name of Kongra Star of the Qamishlo Canton, to the resistance of the women of Brazil, who are in the streets marching and taking action. Today Hundreds of Thousands of women of Brazil are today out in the streets. Against the occupation, against isolation, against attacks, they went …

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What is self-defence?

Women’s self defence means much more than just in military terms. As important though the battle with weapons is, women’s self defence also has many other colours and shapes. Women defend Rojava and ourselves on many different fronts and in many different ways. The first step of women’s self defence is always unity. When we are divided we are vulnerable, either to patriarchal attacks within our communities, or to colonisation …