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The Kurds are among the few factions in the struggles in Iraq and Syria that I root for. They fight not only for their own freedom, but they office refuge to other persecuted sects and ethnic groups as well. They respect women’s rights. They are stalwart fighters against the Islamic State (ISIS). They do not practice terrorism themselves.
While all these things are true of the Kurdish leaders in both Iraq and Syria, the Kurds in northern Syria—Rojava—go further. They are followers of the late Murray Bookchin, an American anarchist thinker, and have created a functioning society based on feminism, ecological awareness, minority rights and radical local democracy.
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