Free Öcalan

March 27, 2013

http://www.freeocalan.org/?page_id=267

“The right of self-determination of the peoples includes the right to a state of their own. However, the foundation of a state does not increase the freedom of a people. The system of the United Nations that is based on nation-states has remained inefficient. Meanwhile, nation-states have become serious obstacles for any social development. Democratic confederalism is the contrasting paradigm of the oppressed people. Democratic confederalism is a non-state social paradigm. It is not controlled by a state. At the same time, democratic confederalism is the cultural organizational blueprint of a democratic nation. Democratic confederalism is based on grass-roots participation. Its decisionmaking processes lie with the communities. Higher levels only serve the coordination and implementation of the will of the communities that send their delegates to the general assemblies. For limited space of time they are both mouthpiece and executive institution. However, the basic power of decision rests with the local grass-roots institutions.” (Abdullah Öcalan, 2011)

Table of Content:
I. PREFACE 7
II. The Nation-State 9
A. Basics 9
1. Nation-state and Power 9
2. The State and its Religious Roots 10
3. Bureaucracy and the Nation-State 12
4. Nation-State and Homogeneity 12
5. Nation-State and Society 13
B. Ideological Foundations of the Nation-State 15
1. Nationalism 15
2. Positivist Science 15
3. Sexism 16
4. Religiousness 17
C. The Kurds and the Nation-State 19
III. DEMOCRATIC-CONFEDERALISM 21
A. Participation and the Diversity of the Political Landscape 22
B. The Heritage of the Society and the Accumulation of Historical Knowledge 23
C. Ethics and Political Awareness 24
D. Democratic Confederalism and a Democratic Political System 26
E. Democratic Confederalism and Self-Defence 28
F. Democratic Confederalism Versus Strive for Hegemony 30
G. Democratic Confederate Structures at a Global Scale 31
H. Conclusion 32
IV. PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRATIC CONFEDERALISM 33
V. PROBLEMS OF THE PEOPLES IN The MIDDLE EAST AND POSSIbLE WAYS TO A SOlUTION 35

Abdullah Öcalan – Democratic Confederalism (pdf, 47 pages)

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From the archives:

“Kurdish protesters erupted in coordinated wave of fiery demonstrations at Greek and Kenyan missions across Europe on Tuesday, in some cases taking diplomats hostage or setting themselves ablaze.

The mass protests were triggered by the arrest of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, who is wanted by Turkey on terrorism charges.

Ocalan was taken to Turkey from Kenya where he was reportedly hiding in the Greek Embassy in the capital, Nairobi. However, details of his arrest remain unclear.” (CNN, 1999)

http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9902/17/ocalan.protest.01/

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