RESISTANCE HISTORY

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Duran Kalkan, founding cadre and member of the Central Committee of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), evaluated the resistance of the PKK against the Israeli occupation of Lebanon on 2 June 1982 in an interview. What was the situation in which Israel's occupation of Lebanon took place on 2 June...
"In our colorful community of women, Heval Sara was one of the most beautiful colors” – Şehîd Sara Dorşîn On the occasion and in memory of Şehîd Sara Dorşîn, who died in the Turkish Air Force bombing exactly one year ago, friends and comrades tell their experiences, stories and moments,...
Below, we publish the second part of a self-reflection of Abdullah Öcalan on his own development from the 90's taken from the German book: "Licht am Horizont Annäherungen an die PKK" (Chapter V.6.5).  All friends and comrades who want to understand my dialectic of life must understand the following: what...
Today, on the 71st birthday of Abdullah Öcalan, we publish the first part of a self-reflection of the Kurdish people's leader and visionary of Democratic Modernity on his own development from the 90's taken from the German book: "Licht am Horizont Annäherungen an die PKK" (Chapter V.6.5)  When it...
Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the death of Halil Uysal - the "guiding star of Kurdish cinema". In 2007, Kurdish guerrilla fighter, writer and film-maker Halil Uysal travelled from Southern Kurdistan (Başûr) to Mount Ararat to shoot a documentary. He only made it as far as Besta, where...
The following text by Cemil Bayık is about two anecdotes from the period of the PKK founding group of students around Abdullah Öcalan in the mid-seventies. After first ideological and political activities in Ankara, the group started to spread out all over Kurdistan to introduce their ideas, engage with...
As a day of rebellion and resistance, Newroz has an important meaning for the Kurdish freedom movement. Beginning with the Newroz self-sacrifice action of PKK co-founder Mazlum Dogan, the martyrs of Newroz day are remembered every year that Kurdish revolutionaries light the fire of rebirth and revolution on March...
Newroz is an ancient festival celebrated by many different peoples in the Middle East and different parts of Asia. For the Kurdish people, the first day of spring has important political meaning, as it symbolizes the day on which Kawa the Blacksmith is said to have defeated the tyrant...
On the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the arrest of Abdullah Ocalan, which happened in Nairobi, Kenya on February 15th 1999, I would love to share with you what the word “Ocalan” means to me; it is in fact a word besides being a name. I am an...
Michael Panser, nom-de-guerre Bager Nujiyan (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 with...