Links and Recommended Reading



Institute for Social Ecology

Transnational Institute of Social Ecology

Kurdish Question


Cascadia Now!

Free Cascadia

Communalism for Cascadia on Tumblr

Recommended Reading

Introductory Literature

Further Reading

  • “From Urbanization to Cities: Towards a New Politics of Citizenship” by Murray Bookchin, Cassell 1990
  • “The Philosophy of Social Ecology: Essays on Dialectical Naturalism” by Murray Bookchin, Black Rose Books 1996
  • “The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy” by Murray Bookchin, AK Press 2005

Democratic Confederalism

Democratic confederalism, also known as libertarian municipalism, is the political system being practiced by the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK). It is the theoretical basis for the current revolution in Rojava.

  • “Democratic Confederalism” by Abdullah Öcalan, Transmedia Publishing 2011
  • “Bookchin, Öcalan, and the Dialectics of Democracy” by Janet Biehl, New Compass 2012.
  • “Democratic Autonomy in North Kurdistan: The Council Movement, Gender Liberation, and Ecology — in Practice” by TATORT Kurdistan, New Compass Press 2013
  • “A Small Key Can Open A Large Door” edited by Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness, Combustion Books 2015 (read the introduction online here)
  • “Prison Writings: The Roots of Civilisation” by Abdullah Öcalan
  • “Prison Writings: The PKK and the Kurdish Question in the 21st Century” by Abdullah Öcalan
  • “Prison Writings III: The Road Map to Negotiations” by Abdullah Öcalan

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