Talk in York. Eyewitness Rojava: the Kurdish revolution in Syria

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

18 January at 19:30–21:00
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent, YO24 1AW York

The media only tell one story about Syria: violent Islamism that represses women’s rights and seeks a religious dictatorship. But a part of Syria is also witnessing an inspiring grassroots-democratic and feminist revolution. This talk and discussion is aimed at anyone who’s interested in reshaping society, whether they’ve heard of Rojava (or Kobane) or not.

Eyewitnesses to war and revolution: the complex situation in Rojava

There has been a lot of talk about the revolution in Rojava, the embattled Kurdish northern part of Syria where Kurdish forces are fighting ISIS while transforming their own society at home along revolutionary democratic, socialist, and feminist lines.

Two anarchists who have recently returned from several months living and working in Rojava will report on the realities of the situation there. Looking at topics such as gender, religion, economics…

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