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Stateless Democracy: How the Kurdish Women’s Movement Liberated Democracy from the State

By Dilar Dirik “Azadî”, freedom. A notion that has captured the collective imagination of the Kurdish people for a long time. “Free Kurdistan”, the seemingly unattainable ideal, has many shapes, depending on where one situates oneself in the broad spectrum of Kurdish politics. The increasing independence of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in South Kurdistan…

Da’ash and the Turkish-American Plot to Destroy the Kurdish Revolutionary Experiment in Direct Democracy

By Pepe Escobar Smoke and dust rise over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 22, 2014. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach) Pay close attention to the women of Kobani, where Syrian Kurds are desperately fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. They…

Turmoil in Hong Kong, Terrorism in Xinjiang: America’s Covert War on China

By Tony Cartalucci China is facing increasing pressure along two fronts. In its western province of Xinjiang, terrorists have been stepping up destabilization and separatist activities.In China’s southeast Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, protests have disrupted normality in the dense urban streets, with protest leaders seeking to directly confront Beijing while dividing and destabilizing both…