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Our Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş Wrote For Turkish Policy Quarterly

The Middle East, the Kurdish Peace Process in Turkey, and Radical Democracy

The resolution of the Kurdish Problem is part and parcel of Turkey’s democratization and vice versa. 90 more words


Rojava Democracy

The following article “Rojava demokrasisi“ was written Metin Yeğin by and appeared in Özgür Gündem. It has been translated into English below.

The reason for the title of this piece “Rojava Democracy” is not because I want to talk about the kind of system that people are attempting to build in Rojava but because, just the opposite, I want to suggest a concept that knows no borders and which I can recommend everywhere. 566 more words

Beyond Orwellian nightmares and neoliberal authoritarianism

by Henry A. Giroux

To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country. – George Orwell

Central to George Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society was a government so powerful that it not only dominated all of the major institutions in a society, but it also was quite adept at making invisible its inner workings of power.

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The People's Climate March: Taking the Evolutionary Leap of Radical Democracy

The People’s Climate March in New York City is just one manifestation of a huge sea-change sweeping through our culture. Or perhaps “seeping” would be a better verb—this shift in awareness is not happening with the tsunami force of a revolution, but more with the steady, determined drip-drip-drip of water undermining rock. 1,227 more words

Alternative Futures

Taking notes 39: Beyond the Spectacle of Neoliberal Misery and Violence in the Age of Terrorism

by Henry A. Giroux

The spectacle of violence and terrorism looms large in the post 9/11 world. As the recent beheading of James Foley by Islamic extremists makes clear, mass-mediated terrorism is now joined with the spectacle of violence, torture, and beheadings so as to open up a new space in which politics is shaped by the regressive morality of ideological fundamentalism, willfully degenerating into pathology.  2,910 more words

Freirean Reflection #4

Here we go for a fourth week, a reflection on words from Paulo Freire.




Teacher Megan

7. Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days, Special Screening: Radical Democracy


We at Doc Next Network, represented by MODE İstanbul in Turkey, called on media makers, social activists and critical thinkers with “Radical Democracy: European Video Challenge 2014”, to become a part of the debate around elections by sharing their views on Europe and ‘radical democracy’ in the form of audiovisual media works. 360 more words