My Father and the Kurds
Had my father lived to see his ideas about “social ecology” enacted in Rojava and southeastern Turkey, he would have been profoundly moved to know that his revolutionary spirit and vision for human liberation had been reborn among a generation of the Kurdish people.
June 15, 2018
A Call to Defend Rojava
By accepting Turkey’s attack, the US has become complicit in President Erdoğan’s explicit ethnic cleansing plan to expel the Kurds from a part of Syria where they have lived for centuries, and to eradicate the democratic experiment developing in Rojava.
April 23, 2018
My Kurdish Oppressor
“Did they beat you up?” my son asked when I finally got home. Just as my father had refused to tell us what he saw in the torture rooms of Saddam Hussein’s Mukhabarat, I didn’t tell my son everything I had witnessed in detention or at the protest that day.
April 16, 2018
Turkey’s New Front in Syria
After the looting of Afrin and its ethnic cleansing of Kurds by Turkish-backed militias, Turkey’s intent to resettle refugees in territory it has seized from Syrian Kurdish forces is one of the Syrian civil war’s more cynical attempts to reshape the country’s demography, using desperate civilians as pawns.
April 11, 2018