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Talk: Syria, the Rojava Revolution, and the Left

Date and Time: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

As part of Jura's 40th anniversary celebrations, we're please to be hosting this special talk and discussion.

The Kurdish-led Rojava Revolution in northern Syria is arguably the most progressive political project in the Middle East today. Navigating a progressive course in the difficult context of the Syrian civil war, the Kurds are fighting against terrible odds while steadfastly building a revolutionary experiment in democracy and autonomy

Paul Rubner will give a talk focussing on the aims, ideas, and prospects of the Rojava Revolution, and will discuss issues raised by this exemplary revolutionary phenomenon, and attempt to assess the varying attitudes within the Left towards it.

The talk will be followed by discussion.

Please note that Jura aims to be a Safer Space. If we wish to enact social change, we must implement that change in our daily behaviours. This means that violence, harassment and abuse will not be tolerated in any form. This can be based on gender, sexual preference, race, socio-economic status, political beliefs, physical abilities, class, age, physical appearance, religion, and a myriad of other factors. For more information, see http://www.jura.org.au/saferspaces

For some background reading, check out this great article by Dilar Dirik, an activist of the Kurdish women’s movemen: https://roarmag.org/magazine/dilar-dirik-kurdish-anti-fascism/

Artwork is by Javier de Riba, for Roar Magazine: http://www.javierderiba.com/works/category/0%20posters