Protests in Iran have erupted following the death of a young Kurdish woman for “inappropriate dress” — laying bare not only the theocratic brutality of Iran’s government but the Iranian state’s historic repression of the Kurdish people.
Djene Rhys Bajalan is an associate professor in the department of history at Missouri State University. He is also a cohost of the podcast This Is Revolution.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are producing a new TV series about female Kurdish fighters. We can expect a sanitized production that somehow fails to mention that YPJ forces in Rojava are leftists who oppose everything the Clintons represent.
The bloody conflict that has erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia isn’t the result of ancestral hatreds or deep-seated animosity between Muslims and Christians. It is the product of a long history of colonialism, nationalism, and authoritarianism.
Michael Brooks’s ability to understand and analyze the similarities among authoritarians across the globe meant that he had little time for narratives that sought to portray non-Western culture as the source of barbarism and authoritarian rule.
Ilhan Omar is one of the most forthright critics of imperialism in US politics. That’s why her recent stances on Turkey, the Kurds, and the Armenian genocide are so disappointing.
A US withdrawal from Syria that cleared the way for the destruction of the Kurds’ radical democratic experiment would not serve the cause of peace — and it would not be a blow to US imperialism.
The former co-chair of Turkey’s leading leftist party has been imprisoned for more than two years. His incarceration is an attack on democratic rights — and a boon to right-wing tyrants everywhere.
The Republican Party has more in common with Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian AKP than GOP leaders would like to admit.
There are frightening parallels between the Armenian genocide and the situation of Kurds in Turkey today.
The Kurdish struggle has been undermined by world-power clashes over the future of Syria.
The Turkish military isn’t a friend to democracy or progress, and never has been.