In an article in the Guardian David Graeber compares what happens in Rojava, Syria, to what happened in Spain 1936, when the people rose up against fascism and lost. With the progressive forces of the Kurds under threat by the authoritarianism of Isis he argues the situation could not be more similar.
He expresses the fear that history repeats itself and is wondering why the international left fails to recognize this facts. He also states that he cannot remain silent on the topic, as his father fought in the Spanish civil war, and this experience influenced his family life intensely. Therefore, we think he deserves the opportunity to gain the same experiences, and the same historical influence on the world as his dad.
"Is the world – and this time most scandalously of all, the international left – really going to be complicit in letting history repeat itself?"
As he is the author of several books already, all we ask back from him is to write a book about his experiences, in the same manner as George Orwell wrote about his volunteering in the Spanish civil war, which was called 'Hommage to Catalonya', hence the title of this project. The full article can be found here: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/08/why-world-ignoring-revolutionary-kurds-syria-isis
With people like David Graeber there is always the possibility that they prefer to write articles from a safe office somewhere in academia instead of actually doing some fighting. But if he doesn't go he'll be single-handedly responsible for genocide in the middle east and the abortion of the "rojave revolution" and be tried as a traitor to the international proletariat and the world party