April 22nd: Reportback From The Rojava Revolution

Friday, April 22nd at The Artel
75 Queen Street, Kingston (ramp entrance)
Dinner at 6pm, Presentation at 6:30pm
Free or by donation, everyone welcome, wheelchair accessible
Facebook event here
Contribute a few bucks to help cover Paul’s costs

U.S.-based anarchist writer Paul Z. Simons is touring Eastern Canada to speak about his recent trip to Rojava, a predominantly Kurdish region in what was once northern Syria that is being reorganized according to the principles of democratic confederalism. He will discuss his experiences in liberated territory, the challenges of building an egalitarian stateless society, and how we can learn from and support the Rojava Revolution.

How have millions of people tried to organize themselves along more egalitarian lines, moving power to local councils? What does it mean to organize for collective armed resistance without re-creating hierarchy? How do processes of structural and economic change relate to a change in social relations and questions of power in daily life? What can anarchists and others in the West do to show solidarity to revolutionaries in Rojava and throughout the Syrian territory? Paul’s presentation will touch on these questions, as well as provide descriptions of daily life and the impacts of war in Rojava.

For more information contact epic [at] riseup [dot] net

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