Against the Grain

The Kurdish Freedom Movement and the Revolution in Rojava

The Kurds are the ultimate stateless people, living in a region spanning Syria, Turkey, Iran and Iraq. For decades leftwing Kurds struggled to create their own ethnic state. But in recent decades, the leadership of the Kurdish freedom movement embraced a form of anarchism, in which they rejected states altogether, and have been building such a society in the midst of the war in Syria.  Havin Guneser discusses the rise of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party and the attempt to build a radical socialist-feminist society while fighting the Islamic State in Northern Syria.


Peace in Kurdistan

Women Rise Up for Afrin

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