A few different perspectives and statements against the new war which I thought said something worthwhile. Most if not all of these were written before the latest Assad-PYD deal, more analysis of that would be very welcome.
Syria’s Kurds abandoned to a perfect storm of Turkish aggression and US isolationism (Sam Hamad)
When I get a chance I’d like to write more in response to that last Crimethinc one, as I’m glad to see Rojava/PYD supporters making more of an effort to address the hard questions, but I feel that there’s still a tendency to gloss over the really hard bits, the criticisms raised by the likes of Hamad and Al-Shami. But I don’t know how long that’ll take so I thought this was worth putting together in the meantime.
Meanwhile, international protests continue in support of Rojava and against the invasion, including a solidarity night in Brighton on the 16th, a demo in Manchester on the 17th, and one in London on the 20th. Depending on how you feel about it, you may want to try attending with very clear anti-war/”no war but class war” slogans to make it clear that you’re there to oppose the invasion, and not to support Assad’s army. And if you feel like trying something a bit more ambitious, there’s a handy map of Turkey’s arms dealers herea handy map of Turkey’s arms dealers here.