Connecting Black Lives Matter and Syrian Lives Matter

Despite the differences in the historical experiences of African American freedom fighters and Syrian revolutionaries, both have something in common: Being treated as the dehumanized “other,” and suffering from the ways in which prejudice and discrimination have been...

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A Commune in Rojava?

by Alex De Jong New Politics Winter 2016 Vol:XV-4 • The siege of Kobani by Islamic State (ISIS) brought worldwide attention to the Syrian Kurdish PYD (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat, Democratic Union Party), the leading force in the Kurdish-majority areas in northern...

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