You’ve probably never heard of a place called Rojava . It’s in northern Syria, and its name means both ‘West’ and ‘Sunset’ in Kurdish. If you don’t know who the Kurds are, they’re a people whose homeland is divided by the national borders of Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey.
You may have seen Syria on the news. A brutal civil war now in it’s 5th year, a flood of desperate refugees fleeing Syria, and the emergence of ISIS from the ashes of the Iraq War. What you may not have known is that there is an actual revolution going on in the midst of all the horror. Millions of people are building a new kind of society, calling it the Rojava Revolution.