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Santa Cruz: Report Back from the Rojava Revolution

Sunday, December 06, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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SubRosa Infoshop, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

In Santa Cruz, Monterey, Cupertino, Oakland, and San Francisco, Paul Z. Simmons will speak on their series of recent dispatches from the liberated territories of Rojava in Northern Syria, a region besieged by war yet is also in the midst of one of the most far reaching social experiments of the 21st Century: the 'Rojava Revolution.' The liberated territories of Rojava are a thriving example of stateless democracy and of a people who are overturning traditional institutions such as patriarchy and social hierarchies. All events will be by donation and free copies of Paul's dispatches will be on hand along with other revolutionary anarchist publications.

Simons talks about his experiences including crossing international boundaries under false pretenses, attending commune meetings in Kobane, high-velocity detours around ISIS sympathetic villages, and the camaraderie of the YPG militias. Simons had full access to the various revolutionary organizations and militias and will discuss their mandates and implementation issues associated with realizing a stateless society. Weaving together ideas of anti-authoritarianism, feminism, ecology, and a rejection of the state, Paul Z. Simons' report, which is part adventure and part political journalism on the the Rojava Revolution, is not to be missed by anyone working for sweeping social transformation in the current age.

Check out the whole tour:

Sunday, December 6th, 7pm, Santa Cruz
SubRosa Infoshop, 703 Pacific Ave

Monday, December 7th, 7pm, Monterey
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler St

Tuesday, December 8th, 7pm, Cupertino
De Anza College, Campus Center, Conference Room A&B, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. $3 parking permit required for campus parking.

Saturday, December 12th, 7pm, Oakland
OMNI Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave

Sunday, December 13th, San Francisco
Station 40, 16th Street 4040 B (Near Mission Street). Note, Station 40 is up two flights of stairs.

Sponsored by: Modern Slavery, FireWorks, Ruins of Capital Distro, Industrial Workers of the World/Solidarity Network San Jose, Direct Action Monterey Network (DAMN), SubRosa Infoshop, OMNI Commons, and Station 40.

Listen to an interview with Paul here:
Added to the calendar on Sat, Nov 28, 2015 5:09PM
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