Everyday in the international news we hear of the ISIS assault on the Kurdish city of Kobane in northern Syria. Kurdish fighters are defending the city but we hear very little from the mainstream media of what it is the Kurds are fighting for. In this recording Janet Biehl biographer of American social scientist Murray Bookchin discusses the deep influence of his writings on Libertarian Municipalism, Communalism and Social Ecology on Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan.
“After his abduction in 1999, Abdullah Öcalan initiated a profound rethinking of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination. To what extent has Öcalan been influenced by Murray Bookchin? What are the similarities between these two thinkers, and how did their ideas mature?”