The PPK, or Kurdish Workers’ Party, is considered a terrorist organization.  The European Union just voted to once again reaffirm that “listing.” But to do so flies in the face of what the PPK is trying to achieve, its stated values and its implementation of a cease-fire. It also puts aside what the Kurds have endured at the hands of the Turkish government, as well as their prominent role in the fight against ISIS.  Debbie Bookchin has written an in-depth piece about a group of people fighting for democracy and a kind of society that empowers people and explicitly calls for gender equality. To call them terrorists is to deny the complexity, in the Kurds fight for freedom and their willingness to negotiate.

Read more at The Nation


Leave a Reply