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    Before Iran, the Kurdish feminist revolution

    Rahila Gupta examines the precursor to Iran’s ‘first feminist revolution in the world’: a Kurdish feminist revolution in Rojava.
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    Turkey is running northern Syria dry

    Gisella Ligios reports from Rojava on the threat of food and water insecurity, and its impact on farming livelihoods.
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    Defending Rojava

    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.
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    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.
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    Water as a weapon of war

    Turkey is restricting access to a vital life source for thousands of people in northeast Syria. A new crowdfunder is raising money for water infrastructure in the region, writes Jo Taylor from the campaign.
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    ‘Socially dangerous’ for having fought off ISIS

    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.
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    The assault on Rojava

    Rahila Gupta on why Turkey is encroaching on Rojava, an autonomous democratic commune fighting on the frontlines against ISIS.
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    Rojava: frontline of capital’s war on the environment

    Many Kurdish people have had their connection to their land battered out of them. Now, they are taking it back. Matt Broomfield reports.
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    Military fatigues and floral scarves

    Rahila Gupta meets women fighters in Rojava who are leading the charge towards a radical democracy.