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Anti-Militarist and Feminist Resistance in Azerbaijan

"TFSR 12-10-23 | Anti-Militarist & Feminist Resistance in Azerbaijan" featuring a watercolor of a graveyard with barbed wire running between the headstones and a purple figure in the center in a purple outfit with a raised hand and a purple cloud emanating as though holding a smoke bomb or flare

This week on the show, you’ll hear an interview with Lala an anarchafeminist in the Azerbaijani group Feminist Peace Collective about the recent war against and expulsion of ethnic Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh, about the Aliyev regime and patriotic elements in Azerbaijan’s reaction against anti-militarist voices, conspiracy theories and real critiques of non-profit NGO’s versus grassroots lgbtq+ and feminist organizing, and other topics. You can learn more about Lala’s group at FeministPeaceCollective.Com. The full episode can be found here.

On December 19th at 8pm Caucasus time / UTC+4 (or 11am Eastern Standard or 8am Pacific Standard time) Feminist Peace Collective is hosting an online discussion with Dr. Chiara Bottici via zoom called “Anarchafeminism in troubled times” and with a focus on antifeminist and anti-queer backlash and war in the South Caucasus, central Asia, Turkey and Russia. There’s a registration link here.

Links from Lala

  • Antidoqma, posts in English, Russian and Azerbaijani
  • FemUtopia (facebook), posts in Azerbaijani
  • Transvisionary (Instagram), also posts in Azerbaijani
  • Nafas LGBT (Telegram) , in Azerbaijani
  • Queer Radar, in Azerbaijani
  • Başla, radical publishing (translates literature in azerbaijani on facebook)
  • Egalite, radical publishing (facebook)


Fundraiser for Emergency Committee for Rojava

There’s a GoFundMe fundraiser for the guests of our October 15th interview, the Emergency Committee for Rojava including some thank-you gifts. More details at

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Featured Track:

  • Down 4 Life (instrumental) by DJ Muggs


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