Occupation of Serekaniye and Gire Spi

On the 9th of October 2019, the Turkish state opened a war of occupation on the area from Serekaniye (Ras al-Ayn) to Gire Spi (Tal Abiad), in Northern and Eastern Syria. Now this area has been occupied by Turkey for almost two years. The attacks have not only been the reason for the fleeing of hundreds of thousands of people. At the same time, a place where there was democracy, …

Nûdem – Care and Support for People with Disabilities

Nûdem organisation We interviewed Cihan Reşîd an activist and spokesperson for the organisation ‘Nûdem – Care and Support for People with Disabilities’. Nûdem is an organisation that works for the self-determination of people with disabilities. The activist has a disability herself and has been fighting for a better life for people with disabilities for years. 1. Can you briefly introduce your organisation? What is the aim of the organisation? We …

Attacks on North and East Syria

Turkish violations and crimes have continued throughout its occupation of Jarablus, Al-Bab, Azaz and Afrin, to Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain) and Girê Spî (Tal Abyad). Near the anniversary of the October 2019 attacks on Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî, the Turkish state once again increased its attacks on North and East Syria. Kongra Star published a short brochure on the attacks that happened on North and East Syria in a two-week time.

Organized women’s power will destroy the mentality of the oppressors

The current situation in Afghanistan is a painful and worrying one for all struggling women and pro-democracy circles. The hegemonic system of world politics has given every possible help to the Taliban to break the will of the women and the people and to realize their interests expressed through their representatives, and as a result of this cooperation of the global capitalist forces, Afghanistan has been handed over to the …

Ecological Council of North and East Syria condemns abuses against nature and environment

The Ecological Council of North and East Syria released a statement about the harm that warfare against Kurdistan and the exploitation and oppression worldwide is inflicting on nature: “In recent times we are facing huge numbers of natural disasters, occurring as a result of the disruption of the ecological balance: heat waves and droughts, frequent torrential rains and floods, volcanic eruptions, the extinction of large numbers of living creatures and …

Solidarity message to women in Afghanistan

The Kongra Star women’s movement in Rojava sends a message of solidarity to the women’s resistance in Afghanistan. “We as Kongra Star send revolutionary greetings and our solidarity from Rojava to our sisters in Afghanistan. The current developments in Afghanistan surrounding the deal between the USA and Taliban are a cause for concern, but the images in recent weeks of women from Afghanistan taking taking their defense into their own …

Turkish water policy in Syria and Iraq

In light of the conditions that Syria is currently facing, water has been cut off from North-east Syria and Iraq, and a policy is being pursued to starve and dehydrate millions of innocent civilians. This is not only happening on top of the current political conflicts in the region and its associated inhospitable living conditions but amidst the corona pandemic–all of which is taking place in front of the international …

May Day is a day of struggle for all the oppressed and unites us in the struggle for liberation.

On May Day, we follow in the footsteps of many anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-capitalist and anti-patriarchal struggles. They are also the footprints of many revolutionary women who have raised their voices against oppression as well as exploitation and for a liberated society. Today we raise our voices worldwide. On this day, we unite in our diversity and appear as strength on the streets of the whole world, because May Day is …

Her spirit of struggle, her strength of resistance and her ideas live on!

The Kongra Star women’s movement has issued a statement on the passing away of feminist activist Nawal El Saadawi. “As the women’s movement Kongra Star, we have received with great sadness the news of the passing of the Egyptian writer and feminist activist Nawal El Saadawi. She was a symbol of the feminist struggle in Egypt defending human rights and women’s rights. She was a writer who spoke out against …