YPG

  • Anti-Fascist Solidarity Fostered At NYC Extreme Metal Festival

    August 7, 2019
    Brooklyn, New York City – 2019 marked the USA’s first anti-fascist extreme metal festival, Black Flags Over Brooklyn. Punks and metalheads of all ages traveled to Brooklyn in January to attend the two-day music-fest and mini anarchist bookfair. At the festival we interviewed anti-racist organizer…...
  • Building Autonomy Through Ecology in Rojava

    February 28, 2018
    Rojava – After almost seven years since the war in Syria began, battles between Kurdish-led democratic forces (SDF/YPG/YPJ) and Daesh (IS) have left the Islamic State nearly defeated throughout the region. When Rojava was liberated from direct Syrian government control in summer 2012, this set…...
  • Kurdish Fighters Defend Afrin From Turkish Military Invasion in Northern Syria

    January 25, 2018
    Afrin, Syria – On January 20th, 2018, the Turkish Armed Forces launched “Operation Olive Branch” which amounted to a full-scale military invasion of northwestern Kurdish-controlled Syria. The Turkish Armed Forces rank second to the United States, as the largest military force within the NATO alliance.…...
  • Kobane Rebuilds as ISIL Control Diminishes in Syria

    December 27, 2017
    Democratic Federation of Northern Syria – Communities across northern Syria have begun to rebuild following the cessation of six years’ worth of conflict that transformed once-thriving areas into bombed-out ghost cities. Battles between hardened fighters from the Islamic State of the Levant (ISIL) continue around…...
  • As Course of War Turns, Turkey Challenges Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava)

    October 30, 2017
    Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava Cantons) – A Unicorn Riot contributor reports from Syria the quiet aftermath scene of an April 2017 attack by Turkish armed forces on a media center and military base operated by the YPG (People’s Protection Units, KU: Yekîneyên Parastina…...
  • G20 Hamburg – Authorities Continue Violence on Last Day of Summit

    July 13, 2017
    Hamburg, Germany – On the last day of the G20 Summit, an estimated 200,000 people took part in a ‘Solidarity Without Borders’ demonstration and march. After the march, many thousands of people mingling in the St. Pauli neighborhood were met by riot police who used…...