rojava

Anarchists in Rojava: The Statements of the IRPGF and The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army, April – August 2017 by the IRPGF

Published by Bastard Press

English – 32 pages

Original publication date: 2017. This edition 2017.

From the cover: On April 1 st 2017 the International Revolutionary People’s Guerilla  Forces (IRPGF) announced their formation as an anarchist combat unit fighting with the International Freedom Brigades in Rojava. Four months later, the group announced a queer anarchist contingent, The Queer Insurrection and Liberation  Army (TQILA), in response to the systematic persecution of LGBT people by Daesh and the capitalising of queer culture in the west.

The group has kept a high media profile since their announcement, and have issued multiple statements regarding their position in the conflict, issues of international solidarity, the rise of fascism in Europe and United States, and the role of revolutionary anarchism in combating fascism.

This pamphlet collects all text statements released by the IRPGF and TQILA between their formation in April 2017 and the announcement of TQILA in August 2017.

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Anarchists in Rojava: Two interviews with the IRPGF, April – May 2017 by the IRPGF.

Published by Bastard Press

English – 16 pages

Original publication date: 2017. This edition 2017.

From the cover: On April 1 st 2017 the International Revolutionary People’s Guerilla Forces (IRPGF) announced their formation as an anarchist combat unit fighting with the International Freedom Brigades in Rojava. The group has kept a high media profile since their announcement, and have issued multiple statements regarding  their position in the conflict, issues of international solidarity, the rise of fascism in Europe and United States, and the role of revolutionary anarchism in combating fascism.

This pamphlets collects two early interviews conducted by members of the IRPGF published on It’s Going Down in 2017.

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Anarchism in Turkey and Rojava: Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF) on anarchism in the Middle East by the DAF

Published by Bastard Press

English – 20 pages

Original publication date: 2015, this edition 2017.

From the cover: The DAF (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet – Revolutionary Anarchist Action) are an anarchist group located in Turkey, based in Istanbul. For close to a decade they have been working in labour issues, women’s struggles, economic theory and radical
schooling. They publish a newspaper, Meydan, that is distributed in over twenty cities in Turkey and Kurdistan, and run several urban anarchist communes in Istanbul. The DAF have been in solidarity in the Kurdish revolution since its inception and several members participated in the military defence of Kobane, and the rebuilding and social and economic work afterward.

This pamphlet collects two interviews with the DAF on the issue of Rojava and Kurdish liberation, on anarchism today in Turkey, and an article by DAF member Huseyin Civan.

 

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