How to Support the ecological revolution of the Kurdish Freedom Movement…
Rojava is a free and autonomous region of North-Eastern Syria where multiple ancient societies have settled long before the start of the first human civilizations.
People have lived in this territory for thousands of years beneficiating from its resources, its soil fertility and its water richness in a multicultural synergistic environment.
But since the last decades Rojava, as well as great parts of the middle east, has been place of colonization and exploitation for capitalistic accumulation and people’s oppression. Land has been deforested and biodiversity, soil fertility and water availability have decreased. People have been forced to move away from their native land because it became unable to support life. As if that was not enough, Rojava has recently been affected by a cruel war that brought death and further altered and destroyed its ecological balance, causing millions of refugees.
However, the population of Rojava never stopped their resistance and still refuses the colonial and capitalist offensives of the Syrian Baath regime and on the other side the Turkish fascist state, that worked hand in hand with terrorist groups such as ISIS. In opposition to those oppressive power, the population of Rojava started in 2012 a revolutionary process and implemented a system called “Democratic Confederalism”. This system, based on radical grassroots democracy, ecology and the liberation of women pushes for the autonomy of the different communities through the sharing and the common managing of their land and ecological practices are implemented to replace exploitative ones.
With the “Make Rojava Green Again” campaign, we want to support Democratic Confederalism as the way to create of a free and ecological life for North-Eastern Syria, for the Middle-East and for the whole world. Through our project, we gather people, ideas, knowledge and practices to rebuild the ecological balance between human and nature. It is not just about experts, Rojava needs people who wants to learn, participate and become part of the Revolution.
Rojava needs us, and we have so much to learn from Rojava. We need hope, faith, inspiration and new perspectives in a collective struggle against oppression. Learning from the Kurdish movement means to organize and spread the revolution.
And you can help us in many different ways….
Ways to contribute
Spread the word
Be it on social media or by word of mouth, we are always happy to reach more people. Feel free to spread our material and ideas!
Invite your friends to our Newsletter!
You can enter their email addresses here.
Share your knowledge!
We are still looking for people to help us with some of our technical projects. If you are an environmental engineer, know about ecological agriculture or have other knowledge which might be useful for us, we would be more than happy for you to reach out to us.
Read our book, start reading circles!
To get a broader understanding of our campaign and a background on the Rojava revolution we recommend our book. As a starting point working in solidarity with Rojava, good experiences were made with reading circles. If you need assistance feel free to contact us!
Connect us with experts!
Especially for our renewable energy, waste recycling and water treatment projects we are looking for engineers and technicians who can point us in the right direction.
The reforestation and other ecological projects we push for in Rojava cost a lot of money and we need support to keep going. You may know friends or relatives who wish to help us by donating money.
You can give to the Commune’s general works via our bank account
Account holder: Rojava Solidarity
Bank account: CH91 0839 0036 9696 1000 5
Bank addres: Alternative Bank Schweiz AG
Come to Rojava!
Those who have the possibility should think seriously about joining us here in Rojava, to learn from the revolution, support it by sharing knowledge, and organise together with the Kurdish liberation movement. It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert – we need people who feel a connection to the revolution and are willing to learn from it. Lets build a free and ecological world together!
The ecological problems in Rojava are connected to ecological problems everywhere in the world. In the same way, the struggles against these crises should be connected. The exploitation of nature is connected to social hierarchies and power structures in general. The solution for this lies in the concept of Democratic Confederalism and its praxis in Rojava. So let’s get in contact with one another, share our experiences and connect our struggles!