While crisis – be it terrorism and insurgency, financial turmoil, collapsing legitimacy of governing structures, or a destabilized ecological system – has frequently been the golden opportunity for deeper implementations of the neoliberal consensus, the Kurdistan Worker’s Party are revealing that even in the most chaotic and dangerous of times, there is always the ability to experiment with new modes of living and becoming.
Mentioning his father who volunteered to fight in the International Brigades in defence of the Spanish Republic in 1937, he asked: “If there is a parallel today to Franco’s superficially devout, murderous Falangists, who would it be but ISIS? If there is a parallel to the Mujeres Libres of Spain, who could it be but the courageous women defending the barricades in Kobane? Is the world -and this time most scandalously of all, the international left- really going to be complicit in letting history repeat itself?”
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