Open Letter: Defend Rojava 

April 23, 2018

On April 23, 2018, Meredith Tax was one of four originating writers of “A Call to Defend Rojava,” an open letter published in The New York Review of Books Daily and occasioned by Turkey’s occupation of Afrin. The letter, also originated by Debbie Bookchin, Robert Hockett, and Anna-Sara Malmberg and signed by many of the great and the good, calls for the diplomatic and economic isolation of Turkey until it withdraws from Afrin and agrees to negotiate with the Kurds. It was the opening salvo in a campaign to educate the US public about the issues and start an Emergency Committee for Rojava, whose website can be found at https://defendrojava.org/. Meredith Tax is on the steering committee of this group.