Demonstrators in Rojava protest the isolation of Abdullah Ocalan, the visionary leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party. Andia / UIG / Getty Images IL

In the Heart of Syria's Darkness, a Democratic, Egalitarian and Feminist Society Emerges

Four million people, thousands of communes, a non-hierarchical social structure and a cooperative economy. Why is no one talking about Rojava?

The most amazing thing about Rojava is that hardly anyone knows it exists. We hear plenty about Syria the battlefields and chemical attacks, the brutality of ISIS and barbarity of the Assad regime. But very...

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