Öcalan’s ideas are methods, not dogma

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

Originally published in German.

Interview by Nick Brauns, from German Newspaper Junge Welt:

New academy aims to make concepts of the Kurdish movement accessible to those on the European left. A conversation with Anselm Schindler.

This Friday marks the announcement of the founding of the Academy of Democratic Modernity (ADM). What is behind this name?

The academy has emerged as an association of people concerned with the ideas of the Kurdish freedom movement. In this country, too, as a result of solidarity with the struggle for freedom in Kurdistan and northeastern Syria, there is a lot of interest in the theoretical and practical concepts behind the movement. ADM is an attempt to make these ideas accessible to a wider audience. However, this is not an end in itself for us: we see from the multiple crises we are in that humanity very urgently needs to change. Millions of…

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