The YPJ: Why We Exist

31.10.2017
The YPJ (Women’s Defence Units), the all-female Kurdish resistance force involved in the liberation of Raqqa from ISIS, boasts Democratic Confederalism as its guiding doctrine. The YPJ sent a message to a recent meeting on Democratic Confederalism in the Middle East held in London

O Robot Where Art Thou?

18.07.2017
Thinkers going back to Karl Marx have stressed capitalism’s revolutionary transformation of the forces of production. Some now think incessant automation will be the system’s undoing. But can technology lose its menace? Can technology liberate, not enslave, humanity?
Fire at Full Moon, 1933

The Value of Self-limitation

02.07.2017
Real democracy does not mean that “it is forbidden to forbid”, but that the norms and the laws which regulate our lives are made by the members of the community not by some extra-societal entity. In this article Yannis Ktenas highlights the importance of self-limitation in a direct democracy.
People's Global Climate Action

Climate Diplomacy and Climate Action: What Now?

03.05.2017
Just over a year ago, diplomats from around the world were celebrating the final ratification of the December 2016 Paris Agreement, proclaimed to be the first globally inclusive step toward a meaningful climate solution. But far more questions than answers surround this agreement.

Democratizing Education

23.04.2017
Achieving comprehensive social change requires radical alteration of everything, including education. But most attempts to reform the educational system are limited. Education needs to be democratized through the introduction of alternative egalitarian and participatory institutional forms.
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