“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!
Over 100 academics, politicians, and human rights activists call for immediate halt to Turkish aggression toward Afrin in Syria. We, the undersigned academics and human rights activists, insist that the leaders of Russia, Iran, and the U.S. ensure that the sovereignty of Syrian borders is not breached by Turkey and that the people of […]Read More Do Not Let Afrin Become Another Kobane
Article by Thomas Jeffrey Miley. First published at ROAR Magazine in October 2017. Could Öcalan’s democratic confederalism offer a revolutionary alternative to the stalemated outcomes of the Catalan and Kurdish independence referendums? Police violence against peaceful demonstrators in Barcelona. Military occupation by Iraqi army forces in Kirkuk. Institutions of autonomy and self-rule severely […]Read More The Perils and Promise of Self-Determination
TRISE is at place at the World Social Forum in Montreal 9th -14th August! Together with our close comrades Black Rose Books and the Institute for Social Ecology we help to organize a whole set of workshops from the 10th -13th (Wednesday to Saturday). Below you find a list of links to the different workshops. A poster, […]Read More TRISE at the World Social Forum in Montreal
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 […]Read More Report from Social Ecology Seminar in Istanbul and International Peace Delegation
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 […]Read More “The People of Rojava are Staging a Social Revolution”