The social revolutionary thread that links the Zapatistas of Mexico & the Kurds of Rojava

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A gathering of Zapatista women

Despite being continents apart, the struggles of the Kurds and Zapatistas share a common purpose – to resist capitalism, liberate women and build autonomy – and a common ideology. We have extensively covered what is happening with both the Zapatista revolution in Chiapas (Mexico) and with the Kurdish revolution (in Rojava province) via a series of articles over several months. Now we publish an article that explains the links between the Zapatistas and the Kurds – links that are not just ideological, but demonstrate similar day-to-day practices in creating social revolution.

(Note: this article is an edited version of an article by Peter Stanchev, University of Essex, that was first published in Kurdish Question. See also extensive links at end of this article, below.)

A. Introduction

Only six months ago very few people had ever heard of Kobani. But when ISIS launched its futile…

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