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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...
February 3-5, 2012, a a conference was organized in Hamburg, Germany. The theme was “Challenging Capitalist Modernity: Alternative concepts and the Kurdish Question.” The following text was delivered as a speech to the conference. The speeches have been published as a book as well. In February 1999, at the moment when...
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...
We publish Reimar Heider’s contribution at the “Challenging Capitalist Modernity—Alternative Concepts and the Kurdish Quest” - Conference in Hamburg 2012. He is one of the spokespersons of the International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan– Peace in Kurdistan” and has translated several books by Öcalan. My topic is “Capitalism and...
In light of the current coronavirus crisis, we publish an analysis of Kurdish People's Leader Öcalan adressing the issue of spreading diseases caused by Capitalist Modernity. The text is taken from Öcalan's defense called "In Defense of a People", which will be published soon by the International Initiative "Freedom...
Talks between Turkey and Russia, concluded with an “agreement”, are the continuation of the “Ceasefire Agreement” between USA and Turkey in Ankara on October 16th, which legitimized the occupation of Rojava. The negotitations between USA and Turkey, to take place during Erdoğan’s visit in the US on November 13th, are...