Category: Syria

Janet Biehl: Impressions of Rojava

In early December an international delegation visited Rojava’s Cezire canton where they learned about the ongoing revolution, cooperation and tolerance

Vijay Prashad: Shami Witness is a thoroughly online creation

Shami Witness was a product of the internet more than of IS – a consumer of information who sought forms of community online that he did not enjoy in life.

Nicola Nasser: Israeli role in Syrian conflict brought into the open

Israel is a key player in prolonging the depleting war on Syria

Noam Chomsky: On Syria, China, Capitalism, and Ferguson

Interview on the recent climate agreement between the US and China, the rise of ISIL, and the the movement in Ferguson against racism and police violence

Iskender Doğu: Latest ISIS attack on Kobanê implicates Turkey once more

While Turkish complicity in the attack is hard to prove, the events raises some important questions

Gilbert Achcar: On revolution reaction and barbarism

Speaking at the Public meeting “Iraq, Syria & Kurdistan between reaction and revolution.”

Patrick Cockburn: Isis: Islamic militants have army of 200,000, claims senior Kurdish leader

CIA has hugely underestimated the number of jihadis, who now rule an area the size of Britain

Vijay Prashad: Continent of the Islamic State

The tectonic shifts that continue to create the Islamic State are to be found in the harsh repression of ordinary grievances, whether against corruption or for better wages

Ayşan Sönmez: Kobanê and the breakdown of humanitarianism in Turkey

The Syrian refugees from Kobanê living in camps in southern Turkey are faced with numerous hardships on a daily basis

Saleh Muslim: A Revolution of Life

interview about the fight of Rojava against the Islamic State (ISIS) and the development of democratic autonomy during the Rojava revolution

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