This book brings together the speeches held at the conference “Challenging Capitalist Modernity II: Dissecting Capitalist Modernity – Building Democratic Confederalism” in 2015 at the University of Hamburg.
This conference, following the first one three years earlier, continued to provide a platform where intellectuals, activists and movements came together, strengthened their ties and shared their experiences. Participants came from various places around the world, and together discussed social sciences, industrialism, women’s freedom, economy, communalism, as well as Öcalan’s concept of democratic confederalism, Kurdish freedom movement’s paradigm and praxis. The ideological discussions on vital issues in today’s world converged with the alternative and practical efforts from Kurdistan and around the world. All this was brought together in a colourful program.
The following people have contributed to this book with their texts:
Gülistan Kahraman, Norman Paech, Elmar Altvater, Reimar Heider, Abdullah Öcalan, Muriel Gonzales, Kenan Ayaz, David Harvey, Radha D'Souza, Rojda Yıldırım, Tamir Bar-On, Havin Guneser, Emine Ayna, Asya Abdullah, Michael Panser, Federico Venturini, Silke Helfrich, Saniye Varlı, David Graeber, Penny Vounisiou, Azize Aslan, Ehmed Pelda, Rengîn Rênas, Fidan Yıldırım, Sara Aktaş, Nazan Üstündağ, Dilar Dirik, Arno-Jermaine Laffin, Dimitrios Roussopoulos, Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo, Joám Evans Pim, Mustefa Ebdî, Necîbe Qeredaxî, Şirzad Kamangar, Selma Irmak, John Holloway, Andrés Pierantoni Giua, Janet Biehl, Gönül Kaya
Network for an Alternative Quest
Challenging Capitalist Modernity II
Dissecting Capitalist Modernity – Building Democratic Confederalism (2015)
ISBN: 978-3-945326-67-1 - 2017 - 330 pages
International Initiative Edition