[By Dave Holmes] A conference on the Rojava Revolution will be held as the struggle in northern Syria enters perhaps its most critical phase. The Rojava Revolution in Northern Syria: An experiment in radical democracy, feminism & ecology is the title of a conference to be held in Melbourne on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1. The event aims to inform participants about the revolutionary process, to discuss the problems it faces and to build support for it. Continue reading
[By Ciaran Tully] In July two of the largest unions in the UK, UNITE and GMB, released a letter calling for the release of Abdullah Öcalan so that he can play a leading role in an urgently needed peace process. Citing a petition last year in which 10 million people called for his release and after delegations to the region the unions stated that they were “now totally convinced” that the current conflict could only be resolved by Öcalan’s release and his participation in a new peace process.
The full letter can be found here: GMB and UNITE – Freedom for Ocalan
In 2014-15 the northern Syrian city of Kobanê was besieged by the barbaric Islamic State. After months of desperate struggle Kurdish defence forces won an epic victory but Kobanê was wrecked. Today, despite a vicious Turkish embargo, Kobanê is slowly rebuilding. Continue reading