from autonomies.org/ shared with thanks The ongoing uprisings and revolution in Rojava and parts of Turkey are largely modelled on the ‘municipal anarchist’ blueprint of Murray Bookchin, whose works had been neglected and often rejected, even by anarchists as being a ‘sellout’ or ‘anti worker’ etc.
see also…RADICAL CITIES AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION: AN INTERVIEW WITH JANET BIEHL
When the majority Kurdish movement, influenced by jailed leader Ocalan, finally rejected Marxism and Stalinism it adapted Bookchin’s community, ecological and anti state organisational ideas.
For decades the PKK marxist Kurdish guerillas had been resisting on behalf of the heavily repressed and ‘disappeared’ 18 million kurds in SE Turkey. Now they adopted municipal anarchism, dropped the demand for a new state and called a lasting ceasefire. Continue reading “Murray Bookchin and the Rojava Revolution.. free downloads”