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
“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