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.
We are only three weeks into the invasion of Afrin in Northern Syria by Turkey and their quislings in the Free Syrian Army, a dangerous turn for the Syrian civil war, and yet it no longer features on our front pages and television news. The mounting daily death toll of civilians, pictures of wounded women and children, … Continue reading
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
What is the reality of war like for the women of Rojava as they advance on Raqqa? Kimmie Taylor from Britain is on the frontline and puts us in the picture. It is 4am, just before dawn, in a god-forsaken spot ten kilometres away from Raqqa, when a band of Daesh fighters start shooting from … Continue reading