Interview with Karasu: Kurdish people must rise up in the face of attacks

Originally published in The Imrali Post #24 Mustafa Karasu, a member of the Executive Council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), spoke out in an interview on the Medya Haber television station about the isolation of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, the Turkish chemical weapons attacks and the current war situation. Regarding the situation of […]

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True justice for Zhina looks like genuine change, inclusiveness and humanity

True justice for Zhina looks like genuine change, inclusiveness and humanity

Written by Hawzhin Azeez As the diverse peoples of Iran protest against their regime following the death of 22 year old Kurdish woman Zhina Mehsa Amini we need to remember an important fact: Iran is not a homogenous entity of one culture, one people, one language, one ethnicity. You protest the murder of Zhina’s womenhood […]

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September 26, 2022

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Femicide, An Old Unhealed Wound Bleeding for Kurdish Women

Written by Hacer Özdemir. Özdemir is a feminist activist of the World March of Women in Kurdistan. Originally published by Capire. Discrimination by sexuality, skin color, ethnicity, belief and social environment are significant difficulties standing before both knowledge and the production of knowledge, as well as scientific and gender perspectives and norms of critical thinking. […]

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August 12, 2022

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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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They may block delegations, but they will not stop the spring

An interview with Federico Venturini, one of the members of the International Delegation for Peace and Freedom blocked in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday 12 of June, conducted by Selva Varengo for INTERSEZIONALE The following is an interview with Federico Venturini, researcher at the University of Udine and member of the International Peace Delegation in İmrali, […]

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The Democratization of Cities in North Kurdistan

Written by Ercan Ayboga The History of Cities in North Kurdistan After the foundation of the Republic of Turkey, the cities in North (Turkish-occupied) Kurdistan became progressively poorer relative to those in the Turkish state. This led to comparatively weak municipalities ruled by so-called system parties, which were hierarchical, corrupt, and extremely alienated from the […]

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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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