Meaning of şehîd culture and women

The revolutionary şehîd culture of the Kurdish movement famously says “martyrs do not die”. This means if we continue someone’s work, keep their struggle going, and live their values, then their energy and spirit is still with us. Women Defend Rojava is part of this tradition, carrying on the struggle of the thousands of women who have fallen fighting for freedom all over the world. To say şehîds do not …

[Women’s Voices] Women keep their fallen loved ones alive through revolutionary struggle

The development and defense of the revolution in Rojava is only possible because many people gave their life for the cause of a free society. In North and East Syria as well as in Kurdistan in general it is a wide spread reality that one or many family members gave their life for the revolutionary struggle. In this “Women’s Voices” women speak about the role of women in continuing the …

Internationalist Şehîds remembered in NE-Syria and Switzerland

The revolution in North and East Syria has brought many comrades from all over the world, to contribute to the processes here and to defend the revolution. By now, many of these international revolutionaries have fallen şehîd in the struggle. Just as every şehîd is a promise to keep struggling and to uphold the values they fought for, internationalist şehîds in particular remind us to live the values of internationalism …

[Women’s Voices] Up to date analysis on current political situation in North and East Syria

On the 2nd of September 2019, we interviewed Zelal Cîger, the co-president of the Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM). She lays out how the fascist Turkish threats on North and East Syria fit into the global political situation, the goals of Turkey, the United States, Russia and the EU and the key questions surrounding the “security zone” on the border with Turkey.

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 …

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 …

[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 …