Today, March 8: International Women's Day ~ DAI in solidarity with women's struggles all over the world~ Rojava / Patti Smith

08.03.16 | tag: Worldwide

"Syria can seem an endless black hole of misery, but in the northern, largely Kurdish region of Rojava, it is also the scene of a profoundly democratic and humanist revolution, which places the rights of ethnic minorities and women's liberation at its centre". Read the rest of the article in Truth-Out  and for ongoing updates on Rojava in English, on twitter and elsewhere David Graeber (introduction in the Guardian ) is helpful.

Meanwhile, from Amsterdam, musing on "March 8, 2016" Nicole Beutler sends us a quote: 

(PATTI SMITH, PARIS ’69)

People have the power
The power to dream to rule
To wrestle the earth from fools
It’s decreed the people rule
It’s decreed the people rule
Listen. I believe everything we dream
Can come to pass through our union
We can turn the world around
We can turn the earth’s revolution

Read Nicole Beutler's March 8 Performance Platform Letter here