Northern Syria

Three years after Kurdish-led forces liberated the northern Syrian city of Kobane from ISIS — after a months-long siege that captured the world’s imagination — the democratic, multi-ethnic and feminist revolution in Syria’s north is facing a new assault.

This time, it is coming directly from the virulently anti-Kurdish Turkish state, which had supported ISIS’s siege of Kobane.

The umbrella organisation of political and social movements in northern Syria, Movement for Democratic Society (TEV-DEM), released a statement on recent attacks and threats by the Turkish state.

Turkey has attacked the Afrin district in northern Syria, which is part of the Northern Syria Democratic Federation that is seeking to create a new revolutionary system of “democratic confederalism”.

GREEN LEFT WEEKLY presents: 

After Afrin: What now for northern Syria’s feminist, democratic revolution?

Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 pm (meal from 6 pm), Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston Street.

Speakers: HAWZHIN AZEEZ (Kurdish solidarity activist, editor of the The Middle Eastern Feminist via video link from Kobanê) & Dave Holmes - solidarity activist & Socialist Alliance member.

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