Syria

Who is profiting from Syria?

This is one of a series of articles written by Shoal Collective in the run-up to the DSEI arms fair. This one focuses on Syria, who is involved in the conflict, and who is arming them. It was originally published in The Region.

Image by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam

As all the world’s conflicts are played out in Syria, arms companies are making a killing.

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.

Commemorating July 19: sailing in the rivers of the history of revolutionary movements

Today, July 19, it’s been five years since the autonomy of Rojava was declared. The revolutionary process that has been developed and expended since then brings worthy learnings for the whole world, and we want to commemorate this date from the Internationalist Commune of Rojava.

Secret Russian-Kurdish-Syrian military cooperation is happening in Syria’s eastern desert

In the first of a series from Syria, Robert Fisk says that new connections, however tenuous, demonstrate that all sides are determined to avoid military confrontation between Moscow and Washington

Why I joined the revolution in Kurdistan

An introduction to Arthur Aberlin's blog in which he explains what motivated him to join the YPG as an international volunteer.

The mountains are the Kurds' only friends

Arthur Aberlin on the difficult navigation between temporary alliances of the YPG with imperialist powers and their unavoidable abandonment.

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.

Funerals full of emotion

Arthur Aberlin explains the importance of the ceremonies reserved to those who have fallen in the battles, to gather people in grief but also to give strength and to remind the fighters what they are fighting for.

Everyday life in an YPG training camp

The threat of Turkish bombs, the importance of teaching the principles of the Kurdish revolution in the training camps, learning how to use a weapon... Arthur describes his day-to-day experience.

Getting to Rojava, easy as pie?

Arthur Aberlin briefly explains how he came to Rojava.