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The Revolution in Rojava

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kurekmurek
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Apr 24 2015 08:19
The Revolution in Rojava

by Meredith Tax
(reportedly a socialist feminist)

The Revolution in Rojava

I went on a similar trip to China in 1973 [Academics visit Rojava], during the last years of the Cultural Revolution, and remember the way I tried to disregard my own misgivings and failed to recognize that much of what one hears from party activists may be more aspiration than achievement. But even if only half of what the academic delegation saw is real, Rojava is a game changer. Imagine what a liberated area with a secular, egalitarian approach to women, governance, economics, land usage, and ecological sustainability could mean for the Middle East. Kurdistan has borders in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey; if Rojava can survive, dissidents from the whole region will have a place they can run to escape forced marriages and get a secular education—for Rojava has started its own university, the Mesopotamian Academy of Social Sciences.

http://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/the-revolution-in-rojava

Spikymike
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Apr 24 2015 16:39

kurrem....Whilst I'm happy to accept that ''..much of this is real'' whilst maintaining a different perspective on it's potential for revolutionary change (even should it survive) - posting up this article seperately when it is largerly recycled material available elsewhere on this site seems hard to justify, unless perhaps you are trying to claim some new unexplored and discussed potential related to the role of this 'Academy'?

kurekmurek
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Apr 24 2015 17:34

No yeah this has nothing really new but I especially liked how well documented it is (links etc...) I just post it as an article in forums nothing more.

I also think the situation of yezidis is very crucial in my opinion but it is not really argued here. Just mentions heroic action of ypg. Anyway skip it if you like.