Resistance is Life

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...

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...

Chai by Chai, Village by Village, the Work Goes On

Cover Photo: Commune meeting in Afrin. It is cities like Kobane or Qamishlo which are best known outside of Rojava as strongholds of the revolution, strung out along the heavily-mined border wall separating them from...