The new PKK: unleashing a social revolution in Kurdistan

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In his years in solitary confinement, running the PKK behind bars as his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment,  Abdullah Öcalan adopted a form of libertarian socialism so obscure that few anarchists have even heard of it: Bookchin’s libertarian municipalism. Öcalan further modified, rarefied and rebranded Bookchin’s vision as “democratic confederalism,” with the consequence that the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (Koma Civakên Kurdistan or KCK), the PKK’s territorial experiment in a free and directly democratic society, has largely been kept a secret from the vast majority of anarchists, let alone the general public.

Read the complete article: http://roarmag.org/2014/08/pkk-kurdish-struggle-autonomy/

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