Activists meet this weekend to discuss a new internationalism for this century. Viyan Serhildan reports.
Gisella Ligios reports from Rojava on the threat of food and water insecurity, and its impact on farming livelihoods.
In Iraq a growing number of women are now doing the dangerous work of removing landmines – previously a male preserve. Adrian Margaret Brune reports.
As Turkey continues its assaults on Kurdish regions, the international campaign RiseUp4Rojava issues a call for solidarity in defence of the social revolution in North-East Syria.
The Kurdish quest for freedom and independence has been long, dramatic and complicated. Here’s a potted history of the past century.
Lorraine Mallinder gets inside the proto-petrostate of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Turkish airstrikes in Northern Iraq are nothing new, but the recent co-ordinated air and ground assault is unprecedented, writes John Lubbuck.
Iran’s Kurds are suffering in silence. But for how much longer?
How did a once hardcore Marxist-Leninist and nationalist guerrilla leader come to develop a politics of participatory democracy, feminism and ecology? Vanessa Baird traces Abdullah Öcalan’s journey.
Turkey is bent on extinguishing a beacon of women’s liberation in northern Syria. But the women of Rojava are not giving up, writes Dilar Dirik.
Under the cover of Covid-19, Turkey is hammering the Kurds. Again. Should the world care? Vanessa Baird offers several good reasons why it should.
Stefania D’ignoti speaks to a group of volunteers met with hostility and legal persecution after returning to Italy from the autonomous Kurdish-held region of Rojava.
Rahila Gupta on why Turkey is encroaching on Rojava, an autonomous democratic commune fighting on the frontlines against ISIS.
Can pacifism work as a strategy against violence and injustice? Tim Gee and Rahila Gupta tussle it out.
Alessio Perrone talks to a Kurdish artist and journalist who has taken on the Turkish government from behind bars.
Many Kurdish people have had their connection to their land battered out of them. Now, they are taking it back. Matt Broomfield reports.
The Kurdish freedom movement has called for a boycott of Turkish goods and services. Sarah Wood reports.
Soudeh Alikhani writes on the 10th anniversary of the women’s rights activist Zeinab Jalalian’s arrest – on International Women's Day.
What is at stake in Afrin today is the future of an alternative democratic and multi-cultural Middle East, Dilar Dirik writes.
The low-down from Turkish writer and analyst Hakki Mahfuz on the country’s crackdown.
What’s next after Kurds in Iraq voted for independence? Chalaine Chang reports.
A rhetorical referendum, peace and radicalization: an explosive interview with Kurdish female leader Bese Hozat. By Karlos Zurutuza.