March
15
11:00 PM
When:
March 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2019-03-15T19:00:00-04:00
2019-03-15T22:00:00-04:00

Join us as we raise funds for international revolutionaries as they support the Rojava Revolution at this vital time. The struggle against Daesh is reaching a new phase and the nature of the conflict is growing increasingly complex. RAM, in an effort to draw greater attention to revolutionary currents in the struggle, is proud to screen this film about the International Freedom Battalion.

“We Need to Take Guns” is the first documentary film about the revolutionary communist and anarchist organizations who comprise the International Freedom Battalion in Rojava. The formation of the International Freedom Battalion was announced on June 10, 2015 in Serê Kaniyê and was inspired by the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War. The Battalion has taken part in the major offensives in defense of the Rojava Revolution as a mobile Tabur (battalion) under the YPG/YPJ. This documentary was filmed in the summer of 2017 during the Raqqa campaign. There are discussions about motivations, revolutionary internationalism, strategy and tactics, and some of the little known history, in the West, of the revolutionary organizations in Turkey and Syria.

Presenting various testimonies of combatants, this documentary is a political and military document which clearly expresses its solidarity with the battalion and the causes that they defend. The film screening will be followed by a discussion.

Recommended Readings:
“Militant Anarchist Collective Announced in Rojava: Tekoşîna Anarşîst.”
https://www.amwenglish.com/articles/militant-anarchist-collective-announced-in-rojava-tekosina-anarsist/

“International Freedom Battalion Statement: Our Duty Today; To Defend The Peoples of Rojava Against The Fascist Attacks.”
https://www.amwenglish.com/articles/international-freedom-battalion-statement/

“IRPGF: Anarchists Fighting ISIS in Rojava Announce New Formation.”
https://itsgoingdown.org/anarchists-fighting-isis-rojava-announce-irpgf/

“The Struggle Is not for Martyrdom but for Life.”
https://crimethinc.com/2017/04/18/the-struggle-is-not-for-martyrdom-but-for-life

“The Threat to Rojava: An Anarchist in Syria Speaks on the Real Meaning of Trump’s Withdrawal.” https://www.amwenglish.com/articles/the-threat-to-rojava/

“Interview With Guerrilla Heval Amara by International Anarchists in Rojava.”
https://www.amwenglish.com/articles/interview-with-guerrilla-heval-amara-by-international-anarchists-in-rojava/

We’ll pass a hat around the room for funds, and people should donate however much the feel comfortable. We’ll also have zines, shirts, and posters for sale!