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Bridges between Anarchism and Democratic Confederalism - 3

The roots of Kurdistan social revolution guarantees the authenticity and legitimate the changing values advocated by the PKK umbrella.

Bruno Lima Rocha, 9 May 2015

In this essay, I start to debate and contest the political theory produced to classify all parties, and in extension, all political organizations, inside an umbrella that models political participation inside indirect democracy in a liberal approach. Before going deeper into criticism, I will highlight some aspects. This article is not intended to enter the specific debate about the theories of political parties, but to contest the essential part of the hegemonic approach for political organizations definitions. We argued against the Marxist and Marxist-Leninist tradition in the two first essays.  In this one and the next, we will argue against the theory produced to reinforce the powers that are political models in Western societies. Besides struggling against hegemonic definitions, I must recognize that political science has discussed this subject extensively, and that the object of analysis – the political party – is a unit of essential structural analysis for the area, and that there is a large (and boring) literature about it. 

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Bridges between anarchism and democratic confederalism – 2


Abdullah Ocalan was responsible for new read of Bookchin’s original work that tried to adapt anarchism to a community based society. Ocalan’s work nowadays is feeding left-libertarian thought worldwide.

Introduction to this particular issue, April 2nd Bruno Lima Rocha


In this part I will expose some basic historical information about the anarchist political organization model and in the end, make a comparison between these experiences and the nowadays mission of the political organization that intends to be the catalyst of a Democratic Confederalist social change.

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Democratic Confederalism and Collectivist Economics

April 1st 2015 - Bruno Lima Rocha

This essay is the beginning of an attempt to develop a left libertarian approach toward an economic model, specifically to a model which is compatible with the political formations of Democratic Confederalism, also referred to as Libertarian Municipalism. At this stage the goal is the development of a working set of tools of analysis, and foster learning among the Libertarian Left. To this end I submit this relatively simple text to provide accessible notions for those struggling to build a society based on Democratic Confederalism.

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Interview about Rojava – Topics for Debate: Questions about the Strategic Scope – an interview with PYD officials

A mass demonstration showing people’s support for social change in Rojava

Posted on March 01, 2015 – Bruno Lima Rocha


[Editor’s Note, Conjuncture Magazine: A dear friend and supporter of ours from Brazil, Dr. Bruno Lima Rocha, established contact with a series of organizations involved in the social revolution taking place in Kurdistan. Mainstream media sources have largely failed to cover the social process, though news has been able to break the radio silence. This is the second interview we publish in this series. It should also be said that minor grammatical errors were corrected (as neither participant in the interview is native to English). But most is left in the original form, for fear of losing accuarcy.]


Introduction: Since the Kobani siege started I have been dedicating several hours per week to understand and divulgate as much as possible about this social revolution, initiated in a combination of Democratic Confederalism and the Syrian civil war. As a militant, I always have been involved in international solidarity. As an Arab descendant, I always have been trying to find a reliable left-wing force combining direct action and internal democracy.


As a scholar and a professor of geopolitics, studying the region for more than 25 years, Rojava is a dream coming true. Here I start the first of some interviews with organizations that have real experience in this process and on the ground. In this interview, I was lucky to get information from PYD (Democratic Union Party) officials, women and men concerned with building a new society in Western Kurdistan in the middle of the Syrian and Iraq civil war.

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Bridges between anarchism and democratic confederalism

Kurdish female fighters and mujeres libres do have many coincidences in their forms of organization and strategic goals to be achieved.

Bruno Lima Rocha, February 19th 2015


Introduction: discussing the party model and mission – 1  


Since the beginning of the Kobane siege by Daesh (ISIS) the Kurdish left, and specifically the Rojava model of social organisation has been studied and followed by several organisations, activists, networks and committed scholars. I decided to collaborate with to produce a series of short articles to expose (and prove) the similarities between the western (and not western too) anarchist tradition and democratic confederalism. While one of my concentrated areas of study is political theory (and radical political theory), I decided to help in drawing the parallels between both paths and familiarising them to one another. I hope this will help and all criticisms are welcome.


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