The Promise of Direct Democracy and the Paradigm of the Kurds

  The following is the speech given by Debbie Bookchin during this year’s B-Fest in Athens, Greece (25, 26, 27 of May).  Bookchin took part in a panel entitled “The Promise of Direct Democracy and the Paradigm of the Kurds”, together with Yavor Tarinski (TRISE) and Swen Wegner (Internationalist Center Dresden). It’s a great pleasure […]

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State terror, human rights violations, and authoritarianism in Turkey

Report of the Third Imrali Peace Delegation, based on its Visit to Turkey, Feb. 13-19, 2017, in which TRISE members Dimitri Roussopoulos and Federico Venturini took part.   INTRODUCTION The events of the past year-and-a-half demonstrate very clearly that there can be no democracy in Turkey without a peaceful resolution of the Kurdish question. The political situation in […]

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April 3, 2017

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Report from Social Ecology Seminar in Istanbul and International Peace Delegation

  On February 15-16, four TRISE members traveled to Istanbul to participate in a ten-member peace delegation. Our purpose was to attempt to restart the peace talks concerning the Turkish-Kurdish conflict, which had been suspended since the spring of 2015, by meeting with members of the Turkish state and with Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned on Imrali Island […]

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“The People of Rojava are Staging a Social Revolution”

  The following interview with Dimitri Roussopoulos was conducted by Sophia Reuss for Alternatives International. Dimitri Roussopoulos, TRISE chair member, is a Montreal-based political activist, writer, editor, publisher, and community organizer and he was a member of an International Peace Delegation that visited Istanbul, Turkey from 14 – 17 February, 2016. The delegation, which was organized by the […]

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