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Make Rojava Green Again: Building an Ecological Society

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What is it about the social structures of Rojava that so inspires the fierce loyalty of its defenders and its people?

Make Rojava Green Again: Building an Ecological Society answers that question. In language that bridges the Utopian and the concrete, the poetic and the everyday, the Internationalist Commune of Rojava has produced both a vision and a manual for what a
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Paperback, 125 pages
Published November 20th 2018 by Dog Section Press and International Commune of Rojava
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Jeremy
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic little primer on not only the amazing Rojavan revolution, but of social ecology as a concept. This small book holds a great deal of wisdom and strategy in its few pages—as well as some gorgeous artwork and clear-eyed photography.

The Internationalist Commune is a relatively new organization and is one that, much like Rojava itself, has been built out of nothing in a war-torn, arid region of the world. This book is the commune's first, a maiden missive to the world about a political
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Ward
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Make Rojava Green Again is een erg interessant boekje over de ecologische problemen in Rojava en een verslag over de pogingen deze problemen te bestrijden via internationale helpers die hun expertise delen met de plaatselijke bevolking. Het is overigens ook online te lezen. Het boek heeft verschillende delen en doelen. Ten eerste kent het een theoretisch gedeelte, waarin ook de inleiding van Debbie Bookchin — uiteraard de dochter van de grote Murray (van wie ik een boek hier heb gereviewd) — ...more
LunaSanguine
Beautiful ilustrations and photographies.
But what's more important of course is the text itself: The whole part criticising capitalism wasn't really new to me but I liked how precisely it was put into words, it felt heartbreaking true. The parts about Rojava and its ecology and also general ecological solutions were pretty instructive and inspiring to me (though I have to admit my knowledge in environmental questions is pretty small, I'm working on it).
Recommended to absolutely everybody. It's a
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Johannes C
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
The first time I probably heard about Rojava might have actually been from a BBC radio panel on Thomas More’s “Utopia” (Dilar Dirik, a fellow at Oxford, was on the panel to talk about Rojava), but the name Rojava in no way managed to make a home for itself in my memory and soon enough faded into the blurry recesses of forgotten detritus that my brain has a reputation for amassing in dim inaccessible voids.

Curiously, the first time Rojava did register in my consciousness was after listening to
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Dan Sumption
The most important thing about this book is that it exists. I am repeatedly surprised and frustrated by how few people have heard of Rojava, the radical society in Northern Syria formed upon ecological and feminist values. On the few occasions when its people make it onto the news in the UK, it is because of the "girls with guns" fighting ISIS: no context is ever given to why these women are fighting, or the radical new form of society they have built within a region of the world not generally ...more
Yoann Negre
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Le livre explique comment construire une société écologique, ni plus ni moins, et l'avancement du Rojava dans cette construction. Dans une première partie, il est question de théorie écologique, et donc de repositionner l'être humain à un niveau égal aux autres espèces du monde du vivant. Le lien est ainsi effectué entre la naissance de l'exploitation animale organisée à grande échelle dans les sociétés claniques et la rupture de cohésion entre humanité et nature, où la première cesse de ...more
Noah Skocilich
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A satisfying practical description of the ecological work being done by the autonomous democratic confederation of Rojava in Northern Syria.

The text describes the specific projects being undertaken, and contextualizes it all in the historical situation of Rojava and the specific political project (Democratic Confederalism) now being undertaken in that context.

Very helpful in beginning to get a sense not only of the practical reality of life on the ground there, but also the reality of the
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Monika Perry
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great plug for the Internationalist Commune of Rojava. It explains their political, economic and social-ecological project in a way that is probably hard to find elsewhere.
It offers a great summation of the concept of social ecology before moving toward an analysis of Rojava’s struggles and their plans for pathway forward. It even provides straightforward suggestion of how you can get involved in their movement.
It’s good, quick read.
Jordan Weinstock
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Not quite what I was looking for but a good primer on how those in Rojava are actively fighting for a truly comprehensive revolution. Just wish the authors didn’t romanticize early human communities so much in the beginning.
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