Category Archives: Rojava

Rojava – ‘Protection Zone’ for Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Northern Syria?

By Dr Kamal Sido: Report on a research trip by the Society for Threatened People’s (STP) Middle East expert Introduction “The causes for flight must be resolved locally. We expect Germany, Europe and the United States of America to help us. We are going to establish a multiethnic and multi-religious project in Rojava – northern…

Support Rojava Foundations

By Dr. Jan Best de Vries: The Charter of the Social Contract of Rojava may lately have been augmented and extended, but meanwhile the food imports for its population are shrinking. Since its revolution in 2011, Mr Erdogan has closed all border crossings – imports via these into Rojava being restricted to a steady flow of…

The Road to Rojava

By Dr Jan Best de Vries: It’s a long trip to direct democracy, gender, ethnic, religious and economic equality and it will take generations to walk the road to Rojava. In the meantime its own population, like that of Bakur, will be exposed to slaughter by IS and Al Nusra, to genocide by the state…

Direct Democracy Within Rojava

By Dr Jan Best de Vries: Brexit has shown the failure of representative democracy at the highest level of a political structure like the EU. In Rojava, after the revolution of 2011, at the moment there is direct democracy and gender equality. The arabization of the polyethnic population of Rojava under the Assads does not…

Hunger in Rojava

By Dr Jan Best de Vries: Due to the whims of Mr Erdogan, individuals and trucks are frequently being prevented from using the sole, still accessible route into Rojava via the Semalka border crossing. Seemingly the latter is in the control of Mr Barzani of the Kurdish, so-called autonomous region of Bashur in Iraq; in…

Northern Syria: Promising First Steps Towards Peaceful Coexistence Of All Population Groups

Society For Threatened Peoples Press Release: STP publishes report on research visit to Kurdish enclaves The people living in the autonomous Kurdish regions – which are frequently attacked by Islamist terror militias – are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance from Western Europe to ensure that their “oasis of peace” in northern Syria will continue…

The Task of the Kurdistan People on the Hundredth Anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement (16 May 1916)

By the Executive Council of the Kurdistan National Congress / KNK: Kurdistan is a rich and a fertile land. Therefore, it has been subjected to aggressions and occupations. The richness of Kurdistan has always attracted both neighboring countries and other countries far away in a colonial-interest manner. They all have exploited Kurdistan and have tried…

Rojava: Feed the Revolution Appeal

By Rojava’s Komîteya Alternatîf: Threat of Famine Support the appeal Rojava is a territory in northern Syria inhabited by roughly 4 million Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, Ezidis and many other ethnic minorities. After the outbreak of the Syrian civil war the people of Rojava set up a democratic self-administration and set in motion a social revolution…

Turkey’s State Terrorism Continues!

Rebwar Reshid

By Rebwar Rashed: While the West is busy with thinking about stopping the stream of refugees into its own territories, Turkey actively engages in aggravating the political, social and economic life of everyone in the area. The political chaos is very beneficial for Turkey. It gives Turkey an upper hand. Turkey’s enmity against all of…

Rojava and Israel

By Dr Jan Best de Vries: Now that the Turkish genocide of Kurdish civilians in Bakur (Turkish Kurdistan) has been extended to the villages within Rojava, both the USA and Europe with their alleged “human rights” policies keep looking away from it. A month ago the first embassy of Rojava was opened in Moscow and…

Off To A One Week Break in Rojava?

By Hanar Marouf: When will Kurds realise the dream of being able to say, “I’m off to a one week holiday in Rojava”? The kind of dream many of our grandfathers, in all the parts of Kurdistan, wished to see although until now what choice have Kurds been given in their lands except violations and…

Declaring Federalism in the West of Kurdistan: Proof of the Nation’s Power

Mufid Abdulla

By Arian Mufid: Following the Kurds in the west of Kurdistan is like watching an ancient myth brought to life. This nation has declared their federal entity even though their brothers in the south of Kurdistan have been unable to achieve that goal for the last two decades. Strong reactions to this declaration have spread…

One Million Signature Campaign Against the Exclusion of Kurds From Geneva 3 Conference

By Dr Amir Sharifi: The One Million Signature campaign has been organized for all conscientious individuals, human rights organizations and activists, and concerned citizens in different countries of the world. As we approach the arrival of our New Year, the struggle of our people like spring is surprising the world; the struggle for the right…

Salih Muslim: Time Has Proved Us Right

Interview by Karlos Zurutuza: This is a translation of the interview that appeared today on the Spanish edition of Vice News Salih Muslim Muhammad (born Kobani, Aleppo, 1951) is co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party-PYD, the political force that has led the uprising of the Kurds in Syria since the war began, in March 2011. After…

From Turkey, Raqqa; ISIS Launches Fierce Attacks On Tal Abyad

YPG Press Office Statement: ROJAVA, Syria (February 27, 2016) ­ After an effective military campaign in the town of Shadadi enabled the Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) to inflict significant blows to the Daesh (ISIS), elements of that terrorist group last night, February 26, launched a series of coordinated attacks on the city of Tal Abyad (Gire Spi). The massive…