The Library of Alexandria

Enlightenment versus Reactionary Islamism

We are now at a crucial stage in history, as humanity faces another upsurge of reactionary Islamism in the form of IS and kindred militant groups. Can the traditional Western interventionist approach help us achieve and defend civilization, democracy, and peace?
Women's power

Toward a Communalist Approach

A new radical approach must adequately address the new economic, ecological, technological, and cultural challenges of contemporary society; it must be one of theory and action, one that goes beyond the historical and theoretical limitations of classical Marxism, socialism, and anarchism.
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.
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