ÖCALAN

Abdullah Öcalan's Biography & Publications

" Humans gain in value when they understand that animals and plants are only entrusted to them. A social 'consciousness' that lacks ecological consciousness will inevitably corrupt and disintegrate". Just as the system has led the social crisis into chaos, so has the environment begun to send out S.O.S. signals...
The text is an extract from the text "Democratic Nation" by Abdullah Öcalan. The PKK’s struggle until now was essentially aimed at making the Kurdish question visible. The denial of Kurdish reality during the time of its formation naturally brought the question of existence on the agenda. Thus, the PKK...
"The foundation, existence, and freedom of a society that lacks the means to sustain the health of its members is at risk, if not already lost.," states Abdullah Öcalan in his book "Sociology of Freedom". In May 2020 "Sociology of Freedom", the third volume of Abdullah Ocalan's "Manifesto of Democratic...
The following text is from Abdullah Öcalan's book "Sosyalizmde Israr - Insan Olmakta Isrardir" (To insist on socialism means to insist on being human) from the year 1998. It was taken before Abdullah Öcalan's deportation to the prison island of Imrali. In the 90's the revolutionary development in Kurdistan moved...
"Machiavelli wanted to create the ideal prince of the Middle Ages with his work "The Prince". Alluding to Machiavelli's princes, Gramsci modified this in the spirit of the revolutionary party, the leadership of the revolutionary party, its strategy and tactics. While the Prince of Machiavelli defines the characteristics of...

Power and Truth

Michael Panser, nom-de-guerre Bager Nûjiyan (formerly Xelîl Viyan), was a German revolutionary, who joined the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) out of his determined belief in the possibility of revolution and freedom. He began his political activities at an early age in anti-fascist and revolutionary struggles in Germany. His encounter...
Liberalism, as the ideological monopoly of modernity, tries by a veritable media bombardment to create a state of chaos in the consciousness of the people. Their basic weapons are fundamentalism, nationalism, sexism, and modern science as a “new positivist religion”. While liberalism (through fundamentalism) controls the conscience of pre-capitalist...
The book The Sociology of Freedom: Manifesto of the Democratic Civilization, Volume III, written by Abdullah Öcalan and translated by Havin Guneser, will be published by PM Press.  Here we publish an excerpt called Society’s Industrialism Problem : The Industrial Revolution, which was as important as the agricultural revolution, has carried on with ups and downs, experiencing a...
The book The Sociology of Freedom: Manifesto of the Democratic Civilization, Volume III, written by Abdullah Öcalan and translated by Havin Guneser, will be published by PM Press.  Here we publish an excerpt called Society’s Ecological Problem: Clearly the problem of industrialism is both part of the ecological problem and its essential source. Thus, there is a...
This is a short extract from the defence the Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan prepared at the beginning of 2011. It was read at the opening of the first “Challenging Capitalist Modernity—Alternative Concepts and the Kurdish Quest” conference that took place in Hamburg, Germany from 3-5 February 2012. The...

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