Academic journal article Anarchist Studies

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Academic journal article Anarchist Studies

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In 2014, Canadian anarchist Cody Bergerud resolved to travel to Rojava to 'document and participate' in the on-going revolution. 'The entire experience', he writes, 'was life changing':

The most inspirational thing is to see how the vast majority of people in Rojava are politically engaged. There is real potential for this movement to become a model for other struggles around the world. In that regard, one of the greatest challenges is communicating that the Rojava revolution is a multi-ethnic project when international and State media depict it as a one-dimensional struggle specific to Kurds, rather than an effort based on ideas that have universal appeal.

When I arrived I consulted with Rojava's self-defence forces and decided to participate as a medic in a front-line position. …

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