Saturday, October 12, 4:30pm. No Turkish invasion! Turkey out of Syria! US President Donald Trump has greenlighted a Turkish invasion of Rojava in northern Syria. For seven years Rojava has been a beacon of democracy, feminism and ethnic and religious pluralism. The Kurdish-majority Rojava defence forces spearheaded the struggle against the barbaric Islamic State — at the terrible cost of 11.000 dead and 21,000 badly wounded. Turkey’s racist, Kurdophobic Erdogan regime wants to crush this inspiring example. The Rojava Revolution needs our solidarity as never before.
State Library, 328 Swanston St, City. Organised by Kurdish Democratic Community Centre of Victoria & supported by Australians for Kurdistan.
[By Dave Holmes] July 19 marked the seventh anniversary of northern Syria’s Rojava Revolution. On that day in 2012 the nascent People’s Protection Units (YPG) took control of the Kurdish-majority city of Kobanê. The outnumbered forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad surrendered and were allowed to depart (without their weapons). Other Kurdish cities and towns in the north were soon liberated also. Continue reading
[By Karen Fletcher] MELBOURNE — The second seminar this year organised by Australian solidarity activists and the Victorian Kurdish community attracted some 80 people eager to discuss the challenges, achievements and lessons of the Kurdish-led feminist revolution in northern Syria. Continue reading
[By Karen Fletcher] Northern Syria’s Feminist Revolution is the title of a one-day seminar to be held in Melbourne on Saturday, November 4. Continue reading
[By Dave Holmes] Melbourne, August 5 — A rally outside Melbourne’s State Library protested Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria and its attacks on the Afrin and Shehba regions. Continue reading
[By John Tully] Solidarity with the Kurdish freedom struggle was stepped up at an inspiring conference held in Melbourne over the June 30-July 1 weekend. The conference, which was held at the Flinders Street campus of Victoria University, discussed the bold experiment in radical democracy, feminism and ecology that is taking place in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS). Most importantly, the conference resolved that “it is a duty of supporters of the liberation struggle in northern Syria to make determined efforts to publicise its inspiring achievements and build practical solidarity with it”. Continue reading
The following statement was adopted by the conference, The Rojava Revolution in northern Syria: An experiment in radical democracy, feminism & ecology, Melbourne, July 1, 2017. Continue reading
[By Dave Holmes] 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 spread knowledge about the Rojava Revolution and to build support for it.
The conference is being hosted by the Victoria University College of Arts & Education and organised by Honorary Professor John Tully with the assistance of the Kurdish Democratic Community Centre of Victoria and Australians for Kurdistan. It will be held at the city campus of Victoria University (300 Flinders Street, Melbourne). Continue reading