Syria conflict

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.

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.

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.

Funerals full of emotion

Translation from the blog of a french-speaking libertarian communist currently fighting with the YPG.

Everyday life in an YPG training camp

Translation from the blog of a french-speaking libertarian communist currently fighting with the YPG.

Getting to Rojava, easy as pie?

Translation from the blog of a french-speaking libertarian communist currently fighting with the YPG.

Media, Clinton supporters offer frenzied support for Syria intervention, refuse to learn from Libyan disaster

Ruins in Libya

Cheerleaders for Syrian intervention refuse to learn lessons from recent history

Standing with Syrians: an open letter to an anti-imperialist

Eva is a real person who I have known since 2007, as described in this article. But in this text Eva also stands for many other people, whether outspoken or silent supporters of the Syrian regime and its allies. I will not re-post her photo here. In a world flooded with images, it is important to maintain our ability to imagine a moment.