A talk from 3 individuals who have been in living in and working for the revolution in Rojava. There has been a lot of talk about the revolution in Rojava – the embattled Kurdish northern part of Syria, where Kurdish forces are fighting ISIS while transforming their own society at home along democratic-socialist-feminist-ecological lines. Two anarchists who have recently returned from several months living and working in Rojava, and Joe, a British Volunteer with the International Brigades fighting Daesh, will report on the realities of the situation there. Looking at topics such as gender, religion, economics, healthcare, and defence they will describe people’s daily struggles, the organisational structures, the politics behind them, and the relationships between all of those things. The talk will consider how deep the changes really go, what they might mean for anarchists in terms of our support, and what lessons there might be for movements here. After the talk there will be a facilitated question and answer session. FOOD will be available for donation, as well as a book stall.
Nov 24 in Leeds. Talk about Rojava- Eyewitnesses to war and revolution.
Thursday, 24 November, 18:30 – 20:30 at Tangram Housing Co-operative. 76 Bankside St, LS8 5AD, Leeds