Democratic Revolution in Rojava

Written by Mathew Little I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Rojava (the predominantly Kurdish region in Northern Syria) recently and I think what they are doing in terms of building democracy from the street upwards (in contrast to our barely representative systems) deserves our studied attention. It certainly appears very impressive and they aren’t […]

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August 27, 2018

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Your Freedom and Mine: Preface

  Written by Federico Venturini. The article below has been originally published as a preface in the book Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdogan’s Turkey Your Freedom and Mine began with the idea of shining a brighter light on the work of the EUTCC International İmralı Peace Delegations. Given […]

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August 9, 2018

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State terror, human rights violations, and authoritarianism in Turkey

Report of the Third Imrali Peace Delegation, based on its Visit to Turkey, Feb. 13-19, 2017, in which TRISE members Dimitri Roussopoulos and Federico Venturini took part.   INTRODUCTION The events of the past year-and-a-half demonstrate very clearly that there can be no democracy in Turkey without a peaceful resolution of the Kurdish question. The political situation in […]

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April 3, 2017

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Report from Social Ecology Seminar in Istanbul and International Peace Delegation

  On February 15-16, four TRISE members traveled to Istanbul to participate in a ten-member peace delegation. Our purpose was to attempt to restart the peace talks concerning the Turkish-Kurdish conflict, which had been suspended since the spring of 2015, by meeting with members of the Turkish state and with Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned on Imrali Island […]

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“The People of Rojava are Staging a Social Revolution”

  The following interview with Dimitri Roussopoulos was conducted by Sophia Reuss for Alternatives International. Dimitri Roussopoulos, TRISE chair member, is a Montreal-based political activist, writer, editor, publisher, and community organizer and he was a member of an International Peace Delegation that visited Istanbul, Turkey from 14 – 17 February, 2016. The delegation, which was organized by the […]

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