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.Read more
“Simply freeing the militants …leaving the long-suffering people of Syria to continue to face the threat of these organizations is inhumane, and legally and morally irresponsible.Read more
Economic violence has been a tool of authoritarian states against minorities in the region for decades. The Kolbers symbolize the intersection where race and class come together and add a further layer of violence, marginalization and oppression to the Kurdish issue.Read more
When you miss a place you’ve never visited. Missing a home you’ve never had. Missing the lost and burned pages of your ancestor’s untold stories.Read more
Resistance, a crooked elegy scratched on gravestones.
Rebellion: a dispossessed bird, wandering, in search of land.
Burials and revolts, a laborious, communal occupation.
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.Read more
An international campaign to aid Afrin IDPs and condemn the Turkish invasion.Read more
A guest poem about the current situation of the Kurds facing the US withdrawal and international betrayal.Read more
International opinion was unanimous in agreeing that the Kurds (i.e. the PYD party and their YPG & YPJ units), underRead more
Dr. Hawzhin Azeez speaks on the Rojava Revolution and beyond in this brand new interview.Read more