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In addressing the question of how capitalist modernity was able to assert itself in Central Europe, the "History and Resistance" initiative in Germany dealt, among other things, with Max Weber's work on the spirit of capitalism. His theses and the discussion that developed on the basis of his analysis,...
Felix Padel is born in London, went to Oxford & Delhi universities studying ancient literature & history, anthropology, sociology; with a doctorate in Social Anthropology. Presently mostly lives & works in India. Has written two major books - “Sacrificing People: Invasions of a Tribal Landscape” (1995/2010) and “Out of...
Capitalist Modernity, the last stage of the dominant civilization system, has reached its most destructive position against humanity. With its untethered practices of power, wars, massacres and sociocidal policies in the 21st century, it proclaims that there is nothing to say on behalf of those struggling for society. While...
This paper, which has been delivered as a speech to the “Challenging Capitalist Modernity—Alternative Concepts and the Kurdish Quest” - Conference in Hamburg 2012, is a valuable contribution to understanding political Islam.It was written under the political circumstances of the year 2012, in the meanwhile the AKP regime has...
If Kurdish society surrendered to its pain, it would not be able to live on. The Kurdish resistance draws strength from pain and life from death. Thus in Kurdistan "resistance becomes life". We all know Halime Aksoy now. The mother who fought for three years to have the body...
Turkey as a state is experiencing a multidimensional crisis, caused mainly by authoritarian-dictatorial governance. In the crisis, which has been deepening since 2018, the state is doing everything it can to increase investments of all kinds through agreements, benefits, incentives and sell-offs. Like ruthless privatisation, loss of actual wages...
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...
2nd International Youth Conference of the Middle East, hold in Kobanê (Rojava/North-Syria) February 2019
The following text ist an excerpt from the "Manifesto of the Youth", in which the revolutionary youth movement of Kurdistan sets out its understanding of the paradigm of democratic modernity. As an introduction, the book describes the history of the youth and their participation in social struggles. It has...
The year 2019 was marked by wars and resistance, and it is already clear that 2020 will be even more eventful. Only three days after New Year's Eve, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qasem Soleimani, was assassinated in Baghdad by the USA, and at the end of January...
Tomorrow, the 4th of April is Abdullah Öcalan’s 71st birthday. Below, we publish the contribution of one of his lawyers, Newroz Uysal, from the Istanbul Legal Office Asrın at the 16th international conference “The European Union, Turkey, the Middle East and the Kurds” in Brussels at the beginning of...