Mesopotamian Co-Ops & Rojava

Hi, I was in Edinburgh over the weekend for a book fair and someone handed me a flyer for “Co-Operation in Mesopotamia”, a project by Solidarity Economy Association with an aim to build solidarity between co-ops in the UK and northern Syria (

Their site mentions UK co-ops signing up for a Mesopotamian sister co-op which sounds fun. Is anyone involved in this already or have any thoughts?


Hi Calum, I’m not sure if anyone from the Solidarity Economy Association has accounts on this site (but we do host their website), however @leedscath might know the answer to your question.


hi there @calummackervoy
I know that Leeds Bread Co-op got a little way along in the process to twin with a bakery over there, but life got in the way and it’s on a back burner now. Possibly Valley Organics in Hebden might have decided to get involved too, they’re very supportive of that stuff. The person to talk to is Jo Taylor at the SEA,


Thanks @leedscath! I’ll drop them an email :slight_smile: