David Graeber – Libertarian Feminism In Northern Syria

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Rojava, since 20 years ago under the Assad regime, has had a contingent of women who planned an anarcho-feminist society.

Since the weakening of Syria, the organisational structure has come to pass in a basic form and is fighting against ISIS, while building the infrastructure to create better conditions for women and their children, using both improved healthcare and their own system of police protections.

Libertarian socialist, or functioning anarchist, states are rare. One sometimes hears about financial, manufacturing or educational cooperatives which are based on a watered-down direct democracy, such as Australia’s credit unions, or honour systems that successfully prevent violence without a police force. Rojava is attempting something more grand in its scale.

A couple of items of reading matter relating to this are below:

Wikipedia info:

a documentary on the phenomenon:

and a news article