The nuts and bolts of a civil society: Episode Nine

Thursday, 25 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.

On this week's episode, we discuss with Heval Tekosin the nuts and bolts of everyday life in NES, a society based on participation and friendship. How do neighbours resolve issues with each other? What is the role of the police force? How do you administer the budget for roads and electricity? We also get further insights into the women's movement and how they are educating their peers in line with the revolution's philosophical underpinnings. 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

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