My debate on pacifism with Tim Gee. ‘Pacifism is an ideal to which one should aspire but as a strategy it is mostly inadequate in dismantling the very systems that harm us – capitalism, patriarchy, racism.’ I cite #Rojava v ISIS to make the case.
Behind the frontlines in Syria, a self-governing Kurdish region is making a radical attempt at gender equality. The brutal recapture of Aleppo by Syrian government forces and its allies at the end of 2016 does not bode well for another enclave of resistance: the predominantly Kurdish area in northern Syria. Here, in a long strip … Continue reading