The next article was published on RoarMag Bookchin’s municipalist ideas, once rejected by communists and anarchists alike, have now come to inspire the Kurdish quest for democratic autonomy. The introduction to the new book The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy(Verso, 2015), explains how Murray Bookchin – born to Russian Jewish immigrants in… Read More »Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish resistance
Hambach Forest in Germany is one of the last remaining primary forests in Europe. It is threatened by the mining conglomerate RWE who wants to cut it to enlarge a lignite mine that already occupies the surface of more than 11’000 football fields. After the chainsaws passed, only 20% of the forest remains today. For… Read More »From Rojava to Hambi: resistance!
Conversations with the Kurdish Liberation Movement on ecological society and democratic confederalism. For 4000 years since the breakdown of the Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia, almost every major societal collapse has featured five trends: spiralling migration, state collapse, food shortages, epidemic disease and climate change. What makes the present era distinct is that whilst previous collapses have… Read More »A Kurdish response to climate change
In Afrin, the Turkish occupation forces and their jihadist allies are brutally devastating nature. Forests are burned and farmland looted. Throughout all these aggressions, it is the people of Afrin who suffer most. Destroying the land in order to displace the people is a strategy used by Turkey for decades against the Kurdish civilian population… Read More »Report of Afrin’s self-administration about nature destruction in the canton
Ecology discussions and practices in the Kurdish Freedom Struggle with a focus on North Kurdistan (Bakur) by Ercan Ayboga, first published by Ercan Ayaboga June 2018 Ecology is one of the three pillars of the paradigm of Democratic Confederalism, the political-theoretical concept of the Kurdish Freedom Movement. Besides democracy and gender liberation, ecology has been… Read More »Ecology in Democratic Confederalism
Our little trees are growing an getting stronger and stronger. We do our best do defend them against the hot burning sun and the high temperatures, wich is sometimes realy not easy. To be able to grow in the next year more trees we make plans for a bigger shadwo roof, to protect them from… Read More »Picture Gallery June 2018