I don't believe in culture ... I believe in encounters. -- Gilles Deleuze

Abdullah Öcalan Discussion Group

September-October 2020

Saturday Afternoons September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17 (2-4 pm Central US)

ANNOUNCING: A free Zoom reading group in collaboration with La Terre Institute for Community and Ecology:

ABDULLAH ÖCALAN
THE SOCIOLOGY OF FREEDOM: Manifesto of the Democratic Civilization, Vol. III (2020)

October Update:

For October 10 and 17, we’re going to shift to reading a shorter pamphlet: Abdullah Ocalan’s Democratic Confederalism (2011). The PDF is freely available here.

Sessions will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Each will be devoted to a selection of about sixty pages of the text. The convenors will begin the session with introductory remarks, a summary of the reading, and posing of questions, and end it with brief concluding remarks. An hour and a half of the two hours will be devoted to general discussion by the group.

September 12: pp. 6-67
September 19: pp. 68-129
September 26: pp. 130-191
October 3: pp. 130-191
October 10: pp. 253-313
October 17: pp. 314-374

To receive a Zoom Invite, please email La Terre Institute.

Abdullah Öcalan’s thought is of world-historical importance because of its profound influence on the social revolution in Rojava and its subsequent effect on social movements around the world. For a brief introduction to the Rojava Revolution, see A mountain river has many bends: an introduction to the Rojava revolution, the introduction to the book A Small Key Can Open A Large Door: The Rojava Revolution.