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Rojava vs the World: The radical fight for survival, independence and freedom.

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There is a new kind of open society being created, but that’s something people don’t want to see, even leftists – people who should be in solidarity with what is happening in Rojava – criticize it for not being Marxist enough, anarchist enough, feminist enough – the truth is these people are creating a new life there. They are establishing a revolution there. It should be everyone’s task to support this.

Activist Dilar Dirik profiles the Kurdish struggle for self rule – against ISIS, European political cynicism, and the Western left’s expectations.

Dilar traveled to Rojava with an international academic delegation, and she has written about the politics of Kurdistan in The ‘other’ Kurds fighting the Islamic State for Al-Jazeera and Be on the right side of history – with the brave people of Kobanê for the Kurdistan Tribune.

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Dilar Dirik

Dilar Dirik is Kurdish activist and refugee, and a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. She blogs at Jin, jiyan, azadî.

 

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