"Make Rojava Green Again" campaign issues appeal to global climate movement
The "Make Rojava Green Again" campaign has issued an appeal to the global climate movement to mark the tenth anniversary of the Rojava Revolution and calling for an international front to be built in the fight for climate justice.
On 19 July, the Rojava Revolution will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The "Make Rojava Green Again" campaign, which works to reforest the region and runs projects to build ecological energy infrastructure and provide the population with unpolluted and non-toxic food and water, has issued an appeal to the global community on the occasion of the upcoming anniversary of the revolution. The campaign calls on the global climate movement to build an international front in the fight for climate justice.
The appeal reads: “Dear climate youth, dear organic farmers, environmental activists and civil society institutions fighting for an ecological future,
A green wave has swept the world in recent years. Despite this, we have not managed to change the status quo of the capitalist system. We are being driven by the governments directly into a climate catastrophe, into a system of nation states that are subject to the big corporations and their logic of endless accumulation of money and power.
It's time to draw conclusions. Within the system, the core of which is the oppression and exploitation of nature, women and youth, change will not be possible. The time is ripe for a revolutionary step to be taken by the climate movement!
In a few days, on 19 July, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the revolution in Rojava/Northeast Syria. The people there have realized that the core of the ecological question lies in the organization of society. With relentless sacrifice, they are building a society removed from the capitalist consumerism of the neoliberal ideology that is destroying our planet. Social ecology is one of the three main pillars of their paradigm. The goal is a communal, sustainable agriculture.
The extent to which this revolution actually offers a viable alternative and a free future can be seen from the way it is being attacked by imperialist rulers. Their aim is to smash the democratic movements, the grassroots democracy that is fundamental to an ecological world. Right now we are expecting a new and large-scale invasion of Rojava by the Turkish state. Turkey is already attacking people and nature with its illegal chemical weapons, burning down fields and forests, bombing cities and forcing people to flee. As part of its war, the Turkish state continues to build dams in the north just to cut off the rivers flowing south. As a result, Rojava society suffers from lack of water. People are trying hard to establish ecological principles, but the constant attacks and threats of war do not allow for the progress that could be made.
We call on you to defend Rojava! We call on you to speak out and take action, organize and connect. We call on you to support each other in solidarity and spread our word. Let's build an international front in the fight for climate justice! Rojava can be a role model for humanity to save Mother Earth. Let's stand up for it together!”