Songs of the Revolution is an examination of how music can be used in revolutionary causes and is a collective work done by our entire team. We draw our information from a wide network of citizen reporters who are often the very ones directly involved. Our reporting aims to be as objective and fact-based as possible. The opinions expressed herein belong solely to those who present them.
A note on terminology: Rojava is also known as the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. It is an autonomous, self governing region completely separate from the government of Bashar al-Assad, Turkish-backed rebel insurgent groups, Daesh, and any and all nationstates. Rojava is officially democratic-confederalist.
The Rojava Revolution aims to be a demonstration to all humanity on Earth that any group of oppressed peoples can rise against the Babylon System and create Zion right where they are.
"The International Freedom Battalion (Turkish: Enternasyonalist Özgürlük Taburu, Kurdish: Tabûra Azadî ya Înternasyonal, Arabic: تابور الحرية العالمي), commonly abbreviated as IFB or EÖT, is an armed group consisting of leftist foreign fighters fighting for the People's Protection Units in the Syrian Civil War in support of the Rojava Revolution and against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The formation of the International Freedom Battalion was announced on 10 June 2015 in Serê Kaniyê (Ras al-Ayn). Inspiration for the group came from the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War. The political ideologies of the fighters include Marxism–Leninism, Hoxhaism, Maoism, and anarchism." -- Description from Wikipedia
Abdullah Öcalan is the leader and founder of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK). In 1984, the PKK declared the independence of Kurdistan from Turkey. The PKK has largely been successfully fighting for international recognition of Kurdistan to this very present day.
The Kurdish Project was co-created by Farhad “Fred” Khosravi, a Kurdish-American entrepreneur, and Media Cause, a nonprofit digital agency, as a cultural-education initiative to raise awareness in Western culture of Kurdish people. The project flourishes through collaboration with the Kurdish-American community, Bay Area tech entrepreneurs, and other nonprofit organizations.
While the publicity around Kurdish people (commonly referred to as Kurds) has increased appreciably, most Americans’ knowledge of Kurdish people remains limited. The Kurdish Project aims to close this gap by serving as a gateway for Americans and other nationalities to discover, learn, and connect with Kurdish people. By sharing stories and insights from the region, The Kurdish Project cultivates a better understanding of the people of Kurdistan.
We hope that a deeper understanding of the Kurdish people translates into long-term engagement with the region. In turn, we can begin to see a world where the Middle East can find more stability and peace for its many inhabitants.
Jesse Walker Hill
Jesse Walker Hill is the Chairman of the Department of Revolution. Dedicated to minarchist politics and social democracy, he reports from Jackson County, Missouri.
email@example.com and this link for those interested in contacting the YPG directly.
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