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How Syrian women are resisting patriarchy, the nation-state and the Turkish invasion

Originally Rosel Jackson Stern, Gal-Dem Magazine 20th November 2019 http://gal-dem.com/how-syrian-women-are-resisting/ Out of the Syrian civil war, a revolution has flourished in a de-facto autonomous region north-east of the country: Rojava. The Kurdish nation has a long history of marginalisation from the states that occupy their homeland. Oppression of Kurds in Turkey dates back to the end of the Ottoman Empire and today, they are forbidden to speak their language and …

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Women’s Council of Northern and Eastern Syria presents report on Turkish war crimes and list of demands

The Women’s Council of Northern and Eastern Syria has presented a report on the war crimes committed by NATO member Turkey and its Islamist allies in the ongoing invasion of Northern Syria in violation of international law. In it, they argue that the aggression committed is synonymous with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In the following we document the list of violations of human rights mentioned by them, …

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[Video] A perspective on the war from Jinwar women’s village (Part 2)

Rumet Heval in Jinwar (women’s village): Jinwar is a project to build a free life, to find the future by walking there together, to change the world whilst living in the day to day. Crops are grown, bread is baked, children raised. And a new life carved out. Although due to the location of the village many more vulnerable residents have moved to other places, life still goes on in …

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Rojava: the war on utopia

The Turkish invasion of the North of Syria threatens the most advanced experience of direct democracy and peaceful coexistence in the Near East. There are check points every few hundred meters on the road. The Aşayis – internal security forces – check the documentation of the passing cars. They are alert, particularly since dozens of members of Islamic State escaped the prisons and refugee camps, aided by the Turkish attacks …

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Open letter to NGOs accredited to the UN

Since the 9th of October 2019 there have been continuous attacks of the Turkish state and the jihadist terror groups which they call their national army on the lands of North and East Syria. Before the occupation war started and since the very first days of the occupation war, many social groups worldwide expected an effective statement and position from the UN on this topic. Although there have been some …

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Letter from a woman internationalist who fought in Serekaniye

English translation of a letter from an anarchist internationalist friend who fought in Serekaniye. In it, she gives a vibrant testimony about the Serekaniye fight and encourages us all to continue to stand up everywhere in the world: To my sisters and comrades I believe that it is now important that our voices from Rojava, from the heart of this struggle, are heard. A struggle for life, for a dignified …

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[Video] A perspective on the war from Jinwar women’s village (Part 1)

Jinwar women’s village is a project to build a free life, to find the future by walking there together, to change the world whilst living in the day to day. Crops are grown, bread is baked, children raised. And a new life carved out. Although due to the location of the village many more vulnerable residents have moved to other places, life still goes on in Jinwar. Jinwar also holds …

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Callout to all revolutionary and freedom seeking women for the 25th November

To all revolutionary and freedom-seeking women On the 25th of November 1960 the tyranny of the dictator Trujillo, a symbol of the systematized patriarchy, killed the Mirabal sisters. The dictatorship declared the Mirabal sisters an archenemy and killed them through a conspiracy. Their resistance and their murder increased the struggle against the fascist dictatorship. Six months after they were killed, the organized force of the people brought an end to …