Written by Ercan Ayboga The History of Cities in North Kurdistan After the foundation of the Republic of Turkey, the cities in North (Turkish-occupied) Kurdistan became progressively poorer relative to those in the Turkish state. This led to comparatively weak municipalities ruled by so-called system parties, which were hierarchical, corrupt, and extremely alienated from the […]Read More The Democratization of Cities in North Kurdistan
We have been just informed that the Arab translation of book that we co-edited, Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdoğan’s Turkey, has been confiscated by the administration of Düsseldorf Airport while on transit in Germany and the owner is facing a criminal investigation. The authorities have justified their decision […]Read More Press release: Arab translation of ‘Your Freedom and Mine’ confiscated by German authorities
Written by Havin Guneser with Eleanor Finley What sets us apart as humans—especially those who struggle for freedom and reject injustice, inequality, oppression, and exploitation—is our imagination. We can refuse to accept that which is simply handed over to us as truth. Let us begin here in our exploration of the journey of the […]Read More The Evolution of the Kurdish Paradigm
This interview has been sponsored and published by the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Connor Hayes speaks with Dr Federico Venturini, associate researcher at the University of Udine, about a recently published book he has co-edited entitled “Social Ecology and the Right to the City: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities,” published by Black Rose Books. Topics […]Read More Thinking Ecologically, Acting Globally – An Interview with Federico Venturini
“Water is not a weapon, water is life!” is a campaign that strives to raise £100,000 to support women’s co-operatives and vital water projects in North-East Syria. In the region of North-East Syria, also known by its Kurdish name Rojava, a democratic self-administration system has been built up since 2012 – a system based on […]Read More Water is not a weapon, water is life!
ISE board and faculty member Brian Tokar reports: Dilar Dirik, a noted international voice of the Kurdish women’s movement, was a keynote speaker at the recent fifth international conference of Trise (Transnational Institute of Social Ecology), the European s cial ecology organization. Speaking via Skype from Cambridge, England to an audience of well over 100 […]Read More Presentation by Kurdish feminist, Dilar Dirik