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Kurdistan and Cherán: Revenge against the nation-state

Radical Democracy
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The revolution in Kurdistan and its paradigm of democratic modernity have become an important point of reference for many democratic forces all over the world. The Kurdistan Freedom Movement’s struggle for freedom, which celebrates its 44th anniversary this year, teaches us not only how to successfully resist the brutal attacks…

Defend Kurdistan Initiative: Defend this beacon of hope!

MOVEMENT
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The Defend Kurdistan Initiative called on everyone to mobilize against Turkish attacks on Rojava and said: “Organise urgent meetings to raise awareness; create your local Defend Kurdistan groups and platforms; Take action! Mobilise, disobey, block – Smash Turkish fascism.” The statement released by the Defend Kurdistan Initiative on Sunday reads as follows: After months of…

The challenges of building the World Women’s Democratic Confederalism

MOVEMENT
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The program of the conference is intense and, through interventions from the stage and workshops, will focus on issues such as Nation-States’ violence on women, ecocide and the capitalist exploitation of women’s invisible labour, current “hot wars” and the creation of women’s fronts against them, collective responses to the growth…

In memory of Nagihan Akarsel

MOVEMENT, Uncategorized
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I wanted to start with a poem. Then I saw that the poem is you. Smiles overflowed as you spoke, your words resembled blooming branches. Thanks to you, I know how it feels to live life poetically. It turns out that it is not that abstract after all. Your words…

The Flower of Transformation Blooms in Kurdistan

MOVEMENT, PARADIGM
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Imagine this scenario. Drones are dropping bombs on you, NATO’s 2nd biggest army is bearing down on you, a few hundred years of ethnic persecution have tried to wipe out your identity, a militant and religiously fascist organization is killing your men and abducting your women and children to become…

Democratic nation and national state (Part 2)

In the first part (1), an attempt was made to give a small insight into the discussions on the democratic nation and nationalism. In particular, the apoist historical perspective was examined and statehood and nationalism were elaborated as preconditions for capitalist modernity. In this part, several ideologies from Protestantism via…