Anarchy in Rojava: A libertarian revolution in the Middle East

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In this sedition, we look at the fierce men and women, who have been fighting the head chopping Islamists of I.S.I.S. to create libertarian commune along the border between Syria, Iraq and Turkey. On the music break we have Kurdish rapper Rezan with “Em Kurdin.” Our guest this week is Chris Dixon, author of “Another Politics” a book about anti-authoritarian organizing in Turtle Island.

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    14 Responses to “Anarchy in Rojava: A libertarian revolution in the Middle East”

    • Newcommie says:

      So I think to say the Kurds are an anarchist movement because their “leader” likes to read Bookchin, is kind of a far stretch. I think people of a strict Anarchist tendency have a bad habit of pointing at Communist or national liberation movements that are egalitarian in nature and be like “omg it’s kinda like anarchism… therefore it’s anarchist!” Nah. That being said, I think more anarchists support movements that have a necessary amount of authority to establish equity against oppressors, yet then deny that those structures of authority exist within those movements.

      • stimulator says:

        Hey Newcommie thanks for your comments. The title “Anarchy in Rojava” was a bit tongue in cheek, so to clarify there’s no broad claim that the whole of the resistance in Northern Syria is an anarchist commune. That said, it’s important to recognize that Bookchin’s anarchist ideas have been pivotal to the organization that’s occurring in the liberated zones.

  • loba says:

    hey stim, what’s with the nationalist music video?

  • isissy says:

    Oh yeah and if you want to organize regular screenings of this fuckin show, here’s the schedule until May.

    ……………?

  • joseph dejacque says:

    What a bullshit in the intro, the word libertarian was NOT invented by Reclus, but by Joseph Dejacque quiet some years before. He (dejacque) even made a newspaper named LE LIBERTAIRE from 1858 (!) ’till 1861… Just to mention… Not that it’s not true that the proprietarians are fucking recuperating idiots…

  • bookchin no books says:

    where can we get online bookchin’s books?

  • zapateria says:

    F the haters – that episode was great – best wishes to the comrades in rojava

  • josy says:

    from where is the first video about the word libertarian?
    anyway great show, keep it up!

  • […] This week we bring you nihilistic news from the climate front, plus an update on the revolt in Turkey following the suicide bombing of Rojava supporters. Plus a Turkish comrade gives us an in depth look at the political landscape in the region. For background, check out our report on the Rojava revolution. […]

  • […] This week we bring you nihilistic news from the climate front, plus an update on the revolt in Turkey following the suicide bombing of Rojava supporters. Plus a Turkish comrade gives us an in depth look at the political landscape in the region. For background, check out our report on the Rojava revolution. […]

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