Is Terrorism actually a threat to the State? By Zaher Baher 25/10/2015 The latest Paris attack, killing 130 people and injuring over 350 more, once again confirms that we live in a dangerous world. There is no doubt that Isis and other terrorist groups, including al-Qaida, Taliban, Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab, can be fatal and brutal forces bringing death to many people anywhere across the world, including Europe, where they […]
How can we take our movement forward?
How can we take our movement forward? By: Zaher Baher Feb 2017 The world still suffers from the current economic crisis that started in 2008. It has not only made the vast majority of us poorer, our life harder and, in fact it has limited our freedom as well. In the meantime the number of visible […]
It is now or we have to wait for a long time By: Zaher Baher 14/04/2022 When Covid-19 came along, it was a time to organise ourselves to fight back against the state and the corporations while both sets of organisations were confused in dealing with Covid and were weak. It really did not matter […]
The social revolution will sweep Turkey Kurdistan sooner or later November 2014 Below is the outcome of my visit to Northern Kurdistan in Turkey between 02/11/14 to 08/11/14 as one of a delegation from United Kingdom, organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign (PIK), People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Society Congress (DTK). Throughout the visit […]
Interview with Zaher Baher by Bulgarian comrade How would you describe the current situation in Rojava? 14/11/2017 The situation is very complicated. There is still the war against ISIS going on. They are not that strong as 3 years ago when they tried to invade Kobane. But this does not mean ISIS have been defeated. […]
Why anarchism isn’t a popular idea?
Why anarchism isn’t a popular idea? By: Zaher Baher June 2020 I am sure that many people have written about this subject before. However, this is one of the major questions where the more we write about it, the more clarification and explanation is needed. To start, we need to ask a couple of questions: […]
Why Anarchists and Libertarians have been divided over Rojava? By Zaher Baher 14/07/2015 Like leftists and communists, anarchists and libertarians have been divided over Rojava. Some of them are very supportive and optimistic about the future of this experiment and the others are skeptical and suspicious. In my opinion there are many factors contributing in […]
Does Anarchist Movement in Iraqi Kurdistan, Bashur, exist? By: Zaher Baher June 2016 I was frequently asked this question in the meetings or interviews. I have always been frank and honest in my reply. I said there are not even an active anarchist group existing there let alone an anarchist movement. I would then be […]
Where is the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) heading? By Zaher Baher 30/12/2017 Since the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) formed it has gone through difficult times but never like now. The best part of PKK struggle was the period of unilateral ceasefire. That was the period when the PKK flourished and the Kurdish people in Bakur […]
What have the state achieved so far? You can add more too 29/03/2020 The state achieved so much in this situation. I just can point out to a few of them: The State propaganda machine is getting stronger as ever, fighting us and Controlling us. It manged to carry out its plan: abolition of the […]