Revolution in Rojava
The three pillars of Democratic Confederalism
No free society without free women: the millenia-long fight against the oppression of women is at the heart of the struggle of the Kurdish liberation movement. Women were the first slaves of humanity. Their enslavement and the emergence of the first forms of domination and exploitation paved the way for the development of hierarchical systems in human societies. Any movement beyond exploitative and oppressive systems will necessarily come through the release of women.
The domination and exploitation of nature followed the emergence of hierarchies between humans. The relationship of a society with its natural environment depends on the way it is organized and the mentalities that accompany its ways of producing and distributing goods. Therefore, there can be no solution to ecological problems without social change. The destruction of our planet is largely caused by a criminal economic order that favors a few and that survives only by uncontrollable growth and unbridled exploitation. In order to build a society in harmony with nature, we must first get rid of the entire system of oppression and exploitation between humans.
Democratic confederalism rejects the model of the nation-state, which has proved incapable of increasing the freedom of the peoples. Instead, it proposes democratic organization from below. The basic unit is the communes and the free confederation between them. Decisions are taken by the people at popular assemblies, neighborhoods or villages, through the system of direct democracy.
by buying our book
Our book is the basis of our campaign “Make Rojava Green Again” and is published in ten different languages in different regions all over the world. It presents our ideological frame, social ecology, and analyses the ecological challenges of today through the perspective of the Rojava revolution. It finally presents our answers to the crisis.
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There are several ways you can support us. We are looking for experts who can help us with different ecological projects – either visiting us here in Rojava or sharing their knowledge remotely. But we are also looking for volunteers to come and join our works in Rojava. All the projects require a huge amount of funding. We depend on donations to keep up our work. It would be amazing if you can either contribute, or spread the word about Make Rojava Green Again.