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Support Rojava Libertarian Socialist territory in Syria
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Saturday Mar 6th, 2021 12:43 PM
Support Rojava a Libertarian Socialist territory involving millions of people in Syria that is happening NOW. Rojava is based on real grassroots democracy and a social ecological society influenced by Murray Bookchin’s Social Ecology.
Rojava appears to be a combination of Proudhon’s Mutualism and Bakunin Collectivism based on grassroots democracy and federation. Please see the following video by Debbie Bookchin (the daughter of Murray Bookchin) and David Graeber:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PAJgq8H4L7U

https://www.defendrojava.org/

by Please support Rojava!
Wednesday Mar 10th, 2021 12:26 PM
There's an interesting article about Rojava on the "Resilience.org" website, entitled, "Kurdist Rojava: A Social Model for our Future", here: https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-01-03/kurdist-rojava-a-social-model-for-our-future/

And here are a few quotes from the article:
"...this is the kind of model we must all adopt if we are to achieve a sustainable and just world.... The people run their neighbourhoods and towns through small participatory councils which all people attend... Problems which involve a number of neighourhoods are dealt with by having “delegates” take the neighbourhood perspectives up to be considered by a gathering at the next level, the “confederation”... The important point is that things are not decided or run by any external or higher authorities... The role of the confederal councils is solely to administer to execute those decisions...

"Every committee must have at least 40 percent female membership and be headed by both a woman and a man... One of the highest priorities is ecological regeneration and sustainability, again pursued via collectivist processes... The education system in Rojava is unconventional, rejecting ideas of hierarchy, power and hegemony..."

"All of the big global problems now threatening our existence are primarily due to this fact that we have grossly exceeded the sustainable biophysical limits of the planet... these problems cannot be defused unless we undertake an enormously radical transition to local economies which are small, cooperative, highly self-sufficient, driven by needs not market forces... (Rojava) is one of the most impressive examples of people building a society based on the kinds of principles and practices that must be adopted if we are to make a transition to a sustainable and just society."

Yes, let's definitely help support Rojava! (Here: https://www.defendrojava.org/donate and here: https://www.defendrojava.org/take-action).

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