Five million people amidst a war zone are creating a new society based on principles that are dear to the hearts of many radicals in Australia. Welcome to Posts from AANES: the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). Over the next ten weeks we have a series of interviews with members of a Civil Diplomacy Centre based in the city of Qamislo. This is an insight into how they are organising their society, how they are making decisions and how they are defending their country from aggression from some of the most powerful military empires on the planet. We’re confident you’ll find this series exceptionally interesting but, more importantly, it’s the type of news we need today in order to ensure that here in Australia we continue to act up to create that new society based on egalitarian principles.
In episode two, we resume our conversation with Heval Tekosin, our guide into the world of NES, a society based on cultivating friendship and the science of woman. What does it mean to have a society that is opposite to positivism? What does genealogy mean and how does it play out in people's day-to-day lives? Tekosin talks us through different facets of life in NES, such as the hevals (friends), the constitution and emotional intelligence. A fascinating look at a society striving to remove all forms of domination.
Produced by Anarchist World this Week and Radical Australia producer, Kelly Whitworth.
Title tracks Heyran Jaro and Evare by Awaze Ciya