The Bookchin-Öcalan Connection

Would you like to know more about how Murray Bookchin, the American communalist theorist, influenced Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK?  You can read my account here. This article is based on a speech I gave at the “Challenging Capitalist Modernity” conference in Hamburg in 2012—you can watch the video here.00 Rojava solidarity image

My other writings on Kurdistan:

“Hasankeyf: A Story of Resistance,” about the fight against the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River, New Compass, August 7, 2011.

“Kurdish Communalism,” an interview with Ercan Ayboga, New Compass, October 9, 2011.

“Report from the Mesopotamian Social Forum,” New Compass, October 5, 2011.

“Is Obama’s Best Ally Against Isis a Force Associated with Bookchin’s Communalism?” New Compass, September 12, 2014.

Translations:
“Democratic Autonomy in Rojava,” by Michael Knapp of TATORT, October 10, 2014; translated from Kurdistan Report.
Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan.  2012. A translation from the German of Demokratische Autonomie in Nordkurdistan, written by TATORT Kurdistan.

 

 

 

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