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Resistance is Life is an ongoing investigation into the conditions of life in the heart of the Rojava Revolution. Ideally reporting every three weeks, we'll share stories of everyday life and the voices of people we meet who are taking part in this new society.

Two Weddings, 400,000 Funerals: “Sometimes We Have to Celebrate”

I went to a wedding in Qamişlo this week, but the groom was not there. He is in Germany, and following the arranged marriage his bride will travel out to join him. I know...

Rojava: Between City and Village, Between War and Ecology

The Rojava Revolution is an event deeply rooted in a specific place; a place that exists on a scale that’s both personal and dauntingly immense. Rojava, or western Kurdistan, is part of the fertile...

Thunder for the Wicked: Building Feminist Justice in Rojava

Photos used with permission from Revolutionary Youth of Til TemirThe case is thus: a 57-year-old man has hunted down and shot dead his 20-year-old wife and his 23-year-old son, her lover, after they eloped...

Resistance is Life: Welcome to the Commune

8 years on, and the revolution in Rojava continues. Wanting to know more about one of the most important autonomous movements in the last several decades, we are now working with the folks at...