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Rojava:  A Safe Haven in the Middle of Syria’s Brutal Civil War – Rahila Gupta. CNN. 2016.

A Dream of Secular Utopia in ISIS’s Backyard – Wes Enzinna. New York Times. 2015.

What the Syrian Kurds Have Wrought: The Radical, Unlikely, Democratic Experiment in Northern Syria – Si Sheppard. Atlantic Monthly. 2016.

Turkish Anarchists on the Fight for Kobane – Interviews w/DAF. Crimethinc. 2014-2015.

Journey to Rojava – Interview w/Ercan Ayboga. Janet Biehl. 2014.

Joint Statement of the Academic Delegation to Rojava – David Graeber, et al. 2015.

The Rojava Revolution – Evangelos Araios. 2015.

The New PKK:  Unleashing a Social Revolution in Kurdistan – Rafael Taylor. 2014.

Regaining Hope in Rojava – Jo Magpie. 2016.

The Revolution in Rojava – Meredith Tax. 2016.


What Is Social Ecology? –Murray Bookchin

Libertarian Municipalism –Murray Bookchin

Democratic Confederalism – Abdullah Ocalan

The Bookchin-Ocalan Connection – Janet Biehl

ROAR Magazine, Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish Resistance. Joris Leverink. 2015.

Social Organization

The Kurds’ Democratic Experiment – Carne Ross. New York Times. 2015.

A Model of Municipal Service in Rojava – Derik Municipality

Rojava’s Communes & Councils – Janet Biehl

Democratic Autonomy in Rojava – New Compass

The Experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) Has Proved That People Can Make Changes – Zaher Baher

Backgrounder on the Union of Communities in Kurdistan, KCK.

Introduction To The Political And Social Structures Of Democratic Autonomy In Rojava –

FAQ On the Communes and Councils – Janet Biehl

Rojava Dispatch 3:   Members of Commune Sehid Kawa C Decide on New Boundaries – Paul Z. Simons  

Building Democracy Without a State – Dilar Dirik

An Anarchist Perspective on Rojava’s Co-Ops and Communes – Worker’s Solidarity Movement

Democratic Confederalism in Kurdistan – Corporate Watch

Document of the Democratic Federal System of Rojava – Northern Syria

The No State Solution: Institutionalizing Libertarian Socialism in Kurdistan – Alexander Kolokotronis


The Women Leading a Social Revolution in Syria’s Rojava – Newsweek

The Women’s Revolution in Rojava – Janet Biehl

Rojava Women Found Economy Assembly in Their City – JINHA

Everything Is Hard for Women in a Patriarchal Society – Syria Direct

Self-ruling Syrian Kurdish Region Issues Women’s Rights Decree – Assyrian International News Agency

Women Are the Guaranty of the Revolution in Rojava –  ANF

Yekîtiya Star – Wikipedia

Women Will Not Leave Their Freedom After the Revolution – ANF

Women Take the Initiative for Rojava – DIHA

Rojava:  The Women Who Wove a Revolution – JINHA

Why Jineology?: Re-Constructing the Sciences towards a Communal and Free Life  –

The Kurdistan Woman’s Liberation Movement –

Interview With the World’s First Army of Women –  Evren Kocabıçak

Women’s Protection Units – Wikipedia


Syrian Kurds’ Spending Plans Reflect Rising Ambitions – Reuters  

Rojava’s Threefold Economy – Janet Biehl

Rojava – The Formation of an Economic Alternative: Private Property in the Service of All – Michael Knapp

Efrin Economy Minister:  Rojava Challenging Norms of Class, Gender and Power – Özgür Gündem

Syrian Kurds Refine Oil for Themselves for First Time – Agence France Presse

Communal Economy Grows in Rojava Despite War – ANHA

6 Notes on the Economics of the Rojava Revolution –

The Experience of Co-Operative Societies in Rojava – The Hampton Institute


Rojava Revolution: building autonomy in the Middle East – ROAR Magazine, Sandar Saadi. 2014.


Asayish (Rojava Cantons) – Wikipedia

In Kobani, Volunteers Cobble a Police Force – Syria Deeply

Rojava Dispatch Five: The YPG/YPJ; Militias That Grow Hope – Paul Z Simons


Official People’s Defense Units (YPG) Website

Official Women’s Defense Units (YPJ)  Website

Syrian Democratic Forces – Wikipedia

Syrian Kurdish – Islamist Conflict (2013 – Present) – Wikipedia

Yazidis:  Getting Ready to Fight Back – SBC. The Economist. 2015.


Building Autonomy in Turkey & Kurdistan – Interview w/ Revolutionary Anarchist Action

Forget the UN! Meet the Self-Determining Refugees in Kurdistan – Dilar Dirik

The Social Threads That Link the Zapatistas of Mexico & the Kurds of Rojava –

Anarchist Writers Resources on the Rojava Revolution


Revolution in Rojava : democratic autonomy and women’s liberation in Syrian Kurdistan.  Anja Flach, Michael Knapp, Ercan Ayboga. 2016.

A Road Unforeseen: Women Fight the Islamic State. Meredith Tax. 2016.

To Dare Imagining, the Rojava Revolution. Dilar Dirik (Editor); David Levi Strauss (Editor); Michael Taussig (Editor); Peter Lamborn Wilson (Editor. A Small Key Can Open a Large Door. AK Press. 2015.

Agha, shaikh, and state: the social and political structures of Kurdistan. Martin van Bruinessen.1992. London: Zed Books.

Manifesto for a Democratic Civilization. 2015. Abdullah Ocalan. New Compass Press.

Prison Writings. The Roots of Civilization. 2003. Abdullah Ocalan.

The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy. Murray Bookchin. Edited by Debbie Bookchin and Blair Taylor. Preface by Ursula K. Le Guin

A Small Key Can Open a Large Door:  The Rojava Revolution. Edited by Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness. Combustion Books. 2014.



New World Summit, Dilar Dirik, 2014.

New World Summit, Fadile Yildirim (Kurdish Women’s Movement)

New World Summit, Stateless Democracy: The Revolution in Rojava Kurdistan [part 1]

Rojava revolution – A look at Co-operatives & assemblies – video with commentary in the text


(Part 1) Rojava: Syria’s Unknown War  

(Part 2).  Night Operation Against the Islamic State: The Battle for Rojava


(Part 3). Kurds Assert Control of Hasakah: The Battle for Rojava  


(Part 4) A Syria Of Their Own & White Gold

PBS Frontline, “Rise of ISIS”

Journeyman Pictures

Pêşiya Malê, Riya Kubarê b’dare


Free Ocalan! Cologn, GE.

Kurdish Student Union (Yekîtiya Xwendekarên Kurdistan)  

Network for an Alternative Quest (NetworkAQ)

Leeds Friends of Rojava

New Compass Press (Oslo, Norway)

Kurdish Studies Center (Dortmund, Germany)

Black Rose Books