YPJ fighters

Consensus is Key: New Justice System in Rojava

In May 2014 TATORT Kurdistan’s delegation to Rojava (North Syria / West Kurdistan) spent almost four weeks in the region of Cizîre to explore the political situation and various aspects of self-management. Ercan Ayboğa gives this account of the postrevolutionary justice system in Rojava.
Picture of women fighters from Rojava

Democratic Autonomy in Rojava

Starting in 2012 a communalist social system has been in the process of transforming Rojava (West Kurdistan, or Syrian Kurdistan). This firsthand account of the institutions of that transformation was written in the early summer of 2014 and thus before the current war.
Anarchist protestors against the police

Anarchism, Power, and Government

No society can exist without an orderly way of administering itself: this necessarily implies government and regulation. Still, most left-libertarians dismiss every government as a state. What distinguishes the politics of social ecology from anarchism?
Turn the Tide light protest

Defying Apocalypse

For some, the prospect of a civilizational collapse is invigorating: the more dire a future we face, the greater the urgency of radical action. But for most people, facing the unthinkable is merely a path to disengagement and despair. If apocalypse is inevitable, why bother with activism at all?
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