The Jewish State is a Criminal Entity

“It's Their Fault!”

Antisemitism is one of the oldest and most persistent prejudices. Whether open and violently, or as a quiet opinion or attitude, it finds expression in everyday life, including antisemitic graffiti on the streets or synagogue walls, or in strange comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany.
Judge Essa Mossa

Joint Statement of Peace Delegation

On February 14-16 a ten-member International Peace Delegation visited Turkey with the aims to promote the resumption of the peace process and to visit and consult Abdullah Öcalan who is currently detained and isolated at Imrali Prison. This is their joint statement.
Hatip Dicle fro DTK

DTK's Updated Proposal for Democratic Autonomy

In December 2015, the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) assembly met in Diyarbakir (Amed), where it discussed the following “Declaration of the Political Solution,” an update of the Democratic Autonomy proposal that the DTK issued in 2011. Here is what they suggest.
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Free Abdullah Öcalan!

On the 17th anniversary of the spectacular international plot on Feb. 15, 1999, in which Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was captured, civil war is tearing northern Kurdistan and Turkey apart. It is crucial now to reopen the peace process Öcalan initiated.

New Compass is Expanding

We are a small group of people with big ambitions. To fulfill our goals we need more people to take part in our activities. This can be anything from writing for our site, distributing our books, improving our use of social media or organizing events with us. Get in touch - we need you!
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"We Are Not Disabled, We Are Being Disabled"

The fact that the self-determination of people with disabilities is a public issue today is not a matter of course, but rather the outcome of a movement which started forty years ago in the United States but which is still largely unknown: the disability rights movement. We have talked to Tim, a Berlin activist.

Democratic Energy and Climate Change

In her book This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein demonstrates the limitations and disadvantages of centralized energy sources such as nuclear energy and natural gas, and argues for transition towards localized, democratically managed renewables that will prioritize human and environmental needs.
Janet Biehl's biography of Murray Bookchin

Learning from the Life of Murray Bookchin

Oxford University Press recently published Janet Biehl’s biography of Murray Bookchin, Ecology or Catastrophe. It claims to be both “a biography of a great thinker” as well as “continuation of Bookchin’s ecological and social call to arms.” Does it live up to these ambitions?

Should the Left support a Basic Income?

Basic income, an unconditional income paid to everyone as of right, has fast become a pressing political issue. What should be the attitude of the Left to basic income? The idea is not new. Fifty years ago, the psychoanalyst and socialist Erich Fromm delved into the likely effects of a guaranteed income. What were his conclusions?
Consent is… fucking required!

PorNo? PorYes? PorHaps…

What opinion should we have on porn? It is not easy. “We neither feel like listening to prude moralizers pointing fingers at allegedly pervy teenagers," write our friends in Routes Sucrées: "Nor do we like watching this society’s common sexism that continues to reduce women to sexual objects.”
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What is Happening in Imrali Island Prison?

While Öcalan’s and Imrali Island’s total isolation continues since April 2015, now two inmates have been removed from the island and isolated elsewhere. This gives rise to the question: What is now happening in Imrali? Is Öcalan’s life in danger?

In Turkey, the state doesn't talk—it only shoots

Last spring the Turkish government unilaterally broke off peace negotiations with the banned PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) and then unleashed war on Kurdish militants. Here we bring you a powerful eyewitness account from Diyarbakir, a major city in the Kurdish regions of Turkey.

The Commons: Beyond the State and the Market

As an alternative that has been tried and tested in practice by communities past and present, the paradigm of the commons goes beyond the state and the market and implies the radical self-instituting of society, allowing citizens to directly manage their shared resources.

Community-Controlled Water in Bolivia

Marina Sitrin interviews Marcela Olivera, an activist in Bolivia’s Water Wars of 2000, about the movement's struggles and victories, about water as a commons, and how the communities around Cochabamba are managing their own water supply, directly and democratically.
Eiffel Tower Banner for Climate Summit 2015

The Paris Climate Agreement: Hope or Hype?

After every UN climate conference, participants seem to describe the outcome in widely divergent ways. This was apparent after the Copenhagen conference in 2009, as well as at the 2013 Warsaw conference. How are we to evaluate the Paris Climate Agreement?