We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, April 13, 2015

Kurdish liberation movement committed to ‘democratic socialism for the 21st century’

Click here to access article in which Meral Cicek, who is the chairperson of the Kurdish Centre for Women´s Affairs in Erbil, Gojava, is interviewed by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s Florian Wilde during the World Social Forum in Tunis. 

In this brief article she responds to four questions.

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