Life in a revolution - Episode Eight

Thursday, 18 November 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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 eight of Posts from AANES.., Heval Tekosin gives us an insight into what it is like to be a foreigner living in a revolution. In a non-productivist, heterogenous society, how is infrastructure managed and what are the roles of municipal offices? How do people access healthcare? Within the many Kurdish dialects spoken in the region, language is fluid and there are no definite meanings to concepts. People are making meaning on a day-to-day basis and turn to each other for the meaning of things. Fascinating stuff. We hope you enjoy the episode.

Hosted by Anarchist World This Week, Radical Australia and Talkback With Attitude host Joseph Toscano

Produced by Anarchist World This Week and Radical Australia producer Kelly Whitworth

Title tracks: 'Heyran Jaro' and 'Evare' by Awaze Ciya

Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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