Book by internationalist YPG fallen fighter Lorenzo Orsetti presented in Berlin

The book “Orso - Texts from Northeast Syria” was presented in Berlin at a memorial for fallen internationalist Lorenzo Orsetto. His father Alessandro Orsetti spoke at the event.

Internationalist Lorenzo Orsetti, who fell as a martyr in northeast Syria, was remembered at the Collettivo O45 in Berlin with the presentation of the English-language edition of the book "Orso". His father Alessandro Orsetti, representatives of the “National Association of Italian Partisans” (ANPI) and the Kurdish association Nav-Berlin took part in the event.

Lorenzo Orsetti came from Florence and fell as a martyr on 18 March 2019 in the final operation launched by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the last ISIS bastion of Baghouz in Deir ez-Zor, East Syria.

As an internationalist in Rojava, Lorenzo Orsetti called himself Têkoşer Piling, and his friends affectionately called him Orso (Bear).

Under the title “Orso - Texts from Northeast Syria”, the Red Star Press publishing house released also an English translation of writings, letters and interviews by Lorenzo Orsetti based on the original in Italian. Much of the work revolves around the thoughts of the anarchists, anti-fascists and partisans around the revolution of Rojava, the Kurdish liberation struggle. Orsetti writes about the paradigm of democratic confederalism developed by Abdullah Öcalan and putting into practice in Rojava and he tells of his experiences there.

Alessandro Orsetti, father of Lorenzo, talked about the phone conversations with his son. Kurdish activist Mazlum Karagöz spoke about the emergence of the Kurdish liberation movement and the internationalism in the organization.