How to Abolish the Police: Lessons from Rojava

The arrest and incarceration of not only Derek M. Chauvin, but the other three cops responsible for the murder of George Floyd can only act as token efforts towards justice. Police brutality is tied to a systematic practice of multiple, intersecting layers of violence, oppression and injustices. We must ask ourselves what true justice looks like. Nothing short of upending the entire unjust system can ever come close to it.

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Freedom: The YPJ and a New Beauty Standard

Overall, the revolutionary, gender liberating aspect of this freedom-grounded notion of beauty deserves much academic and scholarly attention. The existence and ongoing development of the concept of Jineology embodies that process perfectly, and doesn’t need the well-intentioned but often ill-informed input of feminists from abroad.

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It’s Not Revolutionary If…

If your movement is not explicitly, unwaveringly committed to smashing class based oppressions, it’s not revolutionary. If your movement does

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