Kurdish

International volunteers: ideal and reality

The international volunteers join the YPG-YPJ forces with very different motivations, a few are even former soldiers who wish to pimp up their CV. Arthur Aberlin explains why their engagement as YPG-fighters is still a valuable support to the social revolution.

About imperialist support to the YPG-YPJ

Arthur explains that the American "support" to the YPG-YPJ should be considered as an objective alliance. The YPG-YPJ are perfectly aware that the US consider them as a tool to fight Daesh.

A libertarian communist fighting with the YPG

YPG funeral

A series of personal accounts of a French anarchist who travelled to Syria to fight Islamic State alongside the YPG in Rojava, translated into English.

The Kurdish revolution: a report from Rojava

The first report from Peter Loo, a Plan C member working in civil society in Rojava.

Turkey: Torture and murder by the State in Kurdish village of Koruköy

Have you ever heard of Koruköy before? It is a small village in Nusaybin county, Mardin province on the southern Turkish border. It is the hometown of people who had been forced to leave their villages after the government’s murderous repression of Kurdish separatism in 1995 but were slowly beginning to return to their villages as the environment stabilised.

The Chameleons of Rojava

Text about PKK/PYD's politics by Ben Davies. It has since been pointed out that Davies holds extremely dubious pro-Islamist politics; as such, we reproduce this text for reference and for the more enlightening discussion below the article itself.

Struggles for autonomy in Kurdistan - Corporate Watch

A book from Corporate Watch on Kurdish struggles and corporate complicity in the repression of social movements in Rojava and Bakur.

Rojava: reality and rhetoric - Gilles Dauvé and T.L.

Rojava flags flying

A detailed critical analysis of the "Rojava revolution". This is a much enlarged version of 'Kurdistan?' written by G.D. and T.L published on Troploin.

Democratic autonomy in North Kurdistan: An interview with the Democratic Society Congress

This Democratic autonomy is a movement which aims to establish a network of grassroots assemblies in Bakur (the Kurmanji Kurdish word for the area of Kurdistan within the borders of Turkey). Corporate Watch carried out interviews with several of the organisations involved in the process of democratic autonomy in June and July 2015.

Anarchist Critique of The PKK

RageAgainstCapital's critique of the PKK