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 the penultimate episode of the series, we are rejoined by Heval Tekosin and Heval Ferhat after Tekosin's recent stint in hospital, of which he speaks very highly, prompting us into a discussion of the healthcare differences between AANES and the UK. We also refresh our understanding of the Hevals and the key role they play in the region. We hope you have enjoyed the series and it has given some hope and inspiration in seeing an example of direct democracy in the world today.
If you have any suggestions for future topics of conversation in future series, send an email to producer Kelly Whitworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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