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By Meredith Tax

ISBN-10: 1942658109

ISBN-13: 9781942658108

“This is the ebook I’ve been ready for—only it’s richer, deeper, and extra exciting than i may have imagined. A highway Unforeseen is a tremendous contribution to our knowing of feminism and Islam, of ladies and the area, and offers me clean wish for change.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, writer of Nickel and Dimed and Living With a Wild God

In war-torn northern Syria, a democratic society—based on secularism, ethnic inclusiveness, and gender equality—has received major victories opposed to the Islamic country, or Daesh, with girls at the entrance traces as fierce warriors and leaders.

A highway Unforeseen recounts the dramatic, underreported historical past of the Rojava Kurds, whose all-women defense force was once instrumental within the perilous mountaintop rescue of tens of millions of civilians besieged in Iraq. as much as that time, the Islamic country had appeared invincible. but those girls helped vanquish them, bringing the 1st half the refugees to protection inside of twenty-four hours.

Who are the progressive ladies of Rojava and what classes do we study from their heroic tale? How does their political philosophy vary from that of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Islamic country, and Turkey? and may the politics of the twenty-first century be formed via the competition among those political models?

Meredith Tax is a author and political activist. writer, such a lot lately, of Double Bind: The Muslim correct, the Anglo-American Left, and common Human Rights, she was once founding president of Women’s global, a world unfastened speech community of feminist writers, and cofounder of the PEN American Center’s Women’s Committee and the foreign PEN girls Writers’ Committee. She is presently foreign board chair of the Centre for Secular house and lives in New York.

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3 In December 2014, when the Kurds in Kobane had been fighting Daesh for over two months with no help from anybody, the monthly news magazine In These Times organized a panel that framed the issues purely in terms of US military intervention. One of the panelists, Richard Falk, a human rights expert, said, “The plight of the Kurds in Kobani and their courage in resisting ISIS poses a tragic predicament that does challenge the kind of anti-interventionism that I feel is justified overall, particularly in the Middle East.

The Soviet Union had lost huge numbers of people and most of its industrial base in World War II. By the sixties, it had managed to pull nearly equal in the arms race but only at enormous cost to its people, many of whom had to live three families to an apartment and line up to get basic subsistence needs. They longed for the consumer comforts of the West. And while they had jobs and health care, they lacked the freedoms that might have made them feel they had some control over their lives, for in practice communist parties were top-down authoritarian elites, and their people unwilling subjects.

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