For our April event Canterbury Socialist Society is excited to host Lachlan, a young Cantabrian, who fought alongside the People’s Protection Units (the YPG) in Syrian Kurdistan against ISIS, and in defense of the attempt to bring democratic, regional autonomy along side sweeping social transformation to the Kurdish people.
Lachlan will be providing an eye witness account of his experience in Syria in a military capacity, as well as some insight into the civic functioning of the besieged region.
Analysis of the Rojava Revolution is an issue of contention on the socialist left – and we host this event not to promote an infallible position on the struggles in Syria but to provide a rare glimpse at what the situation is like on the ground.
A short video on the communes in Rojava:
April 10, 2019 - 7:30 pm
ISIS, Kurdistan, People's Protection Units, public lecture, Rojava Revolution, Syria, YPG