Sunday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, Cal.
This Sunday, 3/13, our meeting “Solidarity with revolutionary Rojava!” will also be a celebration of International Women’s Day.
In Rojava, Kurds brought a new life to an archaic communal form. Equality for women became a crucial aspect of a social revolution. See “Witnessing Revolution in Rojava” by Paul Z. Simons in the January/February issue of News & Letters.
It is a contrast to the crucible of death that Syria has become at the hands of old counter-revolutionary nationalisms and imperialisms, the most vile of which is the Islamic State. All state players are united in trying to erase the revolutionary humanist challenge to Assad awoken by Arab Spring.
Can Rojava’s revolution afford to stop at Bookchin’s democratic confederalism, adapted by Ocalan as the opposite to the vanguardism of Marxism-Leninism? What about the revolution’s internal contradictions, for example, Kurds’ participation in Putin’s blitzkrieg against human forces fighting Assad in Syria? What do we need to finally break the cycle of revolutions that transform into their opposite?
Come participate in this timely discussion.
Bay Area News and Letters Committees