2022 Report of International Peace Delegation to İmralı

The International İmralı Peace Delegation 2022 conducted a research mission to Turkey to assess Öcalan’s situation after twenty-three years of incarceration between 13-14 February 2022. The delegation consisted of representatives of lawyer’s associations, human rights lawyers, trade unionists, politicians, academics and writers from across Europe. The delegation stated that “European institutions and the UN have […]

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Institutionalizing the State of Exception: The İmralı Isolation Regime

Written by Faik Özgür Erol The Political Thought of the Imrali Prison Complex and the Öcalan Laws The attempt to understand the prison isolation of İmralı as a negative expression of a prohibition order does not do justice to the issue at hand. The weakness of this attempt lies in the desire to explain power […]

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February 17, 2022

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Press release: Arab translation of ‘Your Freedom and Mine’ confiscated by German authorities

  We have been just informed that the Arab translation of book that we co-edited, Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdoğan’s Turkey, has been confiscated by the administration of Düsseldorf Airport while on transit in Germany and the owner is facing a criminal investigation. The authorities have justified their decision […]

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January 6, 2021

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The Evolution of the Kurdish Paradigm

  Written by Havin Guneser with Eleanor Finley What sets us apart as humans—especially those who struggle for freedom and reject injustice, inequality, oppression, and exploitation—is our imagination. We can refuse to accept that which is simply handed over to us as truth. Let us begin here in our exploration of the journey of the […]

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Thinking Ecologically, Acting Globally – An Interview with Federico Venturini

This interview has been sponsored and published by the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Connor Hayes speaks with Dr Federico Venturini, associate researcher at the University of Udine, about a recently published book he has co-edited entitled “Social Ecology and the Right to the City: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities,” published by Black Rose Books. Topics […]

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Short documentary on the 2019 Imralı Peace Delegation

  A group of human rights activists, among them British actress Maxine Peake and former Icelandic Minister of Justice Ögmundur Jónasson, travels to Turkey to visit the imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. He is currently being held in Imrali Prison, under conditions of complete isolation. Here is a short documentation of the 2019 Imralı Peace […]

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The Perils and Promise of Self-Determination

  Article by Thomas Jeffrey Miley. First published at ROAR Magazine in October 2017.   Could Öcalan’s democratic confederalism offer a revolutionary alternative to the stalemated outcomes of the Catalan and Kurdish independence referendums? Police violence against peaceful demonstrators in Barcelona. Military occupation by Iraqi army forces in Kirkuk. Institutions of autonomy and self-rule severely […]

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Feminicide: the endless war of the patriarchal system

–   Havin Guneser is one of the keynote speakers at our upcoming conference in Thessaloniki. Here is a speech she gave in Rome in 2014.   Dear Friends; I first of all would like to say that I am indeed very happy to be here amongst you all in discussing the freedom struggle of women in […]

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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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