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The Kurdish Self-Governance Movement in Turkey’s South East: an Interview with Haydar Darici

For the past year, foreign coverage of Turkey has been focused on spectacular events: elections, terrorist acts, shooting down of Russian planes, and other geopolitical gambles. Throughout this period, however, a quiet revolution had been taking place in the Kurdish Southeast of the country in the form of the self-governance movement, which the Turkish state […]


Power to the People: Rojava, anarchism and Murray Bookchin

Note from the LeftEast editors: This article by Carne Ross was originally published in the Financial Times on 23 October 2015.  Perhaps the last place you would expect to find a thriving experiment in direct democracy is Syria. But something radical is happening, little noticed, in the eastern reaches of that fractured country, in the isolated region […]