Is the Middle East’s newest country a territory called “Rojava”? Out of the chaos of Syria’s civil war, mainly Kurdish leftists have forged an egalitarian, multi-ethnic mini-state run on communal lines. But with ISIS Jihadists attacking them at every opportunity — especially around the beleaguered city of Kobane, how long can this idealistic social experiment last? From the frontlines to the refugee camps, Mehran Bozorgnia filmed in Rojava for the BBC’s Our World and has gained exclusive access and a revealing snapshot of Syria’s secret revolution.
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the PYD’s quasi-anarchist rhetoric is wonderful, and on a national level, the Kurds in Syria have won great victories. But the PYD still behaves as a one-party state, controlling the weapons and money in Rojava, repressing other parties and protestors alike. Syrian Kurds tend to be less enthusiastic abot the PYD than Kurds, leftists and anarchists from other countries. Having said that, it’s great to see solidarity for Rojava. Would that there were similar solidarity shown to Arab Syria’s grassroots committees and councils.