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The organizers of the conference “Challenging Capitalist Modernity – Alternative Concepts and the Kurdish Question” are pleased to extend an invitation to all those interested in discussing theoretical and practical measures required to establish an alternative way of life. This conference should also prove of interest to all those who would like to be fully updated on the latest transformations within Kurdish society and its popular movement as well the alternative proposals put forward by the Kurds.

In recent years, the Kurdish freedom movement has developed and been transformed from the traditional Marxist-Leninist methods and perspectives that had underpinned its national liberation struggle. This conference aims to open up detailed discussion into the Kurdish movement and society’s transformation and its search for an alternative within the context of global developments and contemporary debates.

It also seeks to act as an international platform to exchange ideas at the academic level about the worldwide theoretical and practical measures that are needed to intervene effectively against capitalist hegemony. Debates will also – but not exclusively – be focused on the Kurdish example.

The conference will be held at Hamburg University, Germany from 3–5 February 2012. We plan to translate all the speeches and discussions simultaneously into English, German, Turkish and Kurdish (Kurmanji).

In order to register please send an email to . 
You can find further information and the conference programme at
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Supported by by Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples (Movement against Racism and for Friendship between Peoples, France), Mouvement de la Paix (Peace Movement, France), LAIKA Verlag (publishing house)

Organized by the Network for an Alternative Quest: KURD-AKAD – Network of Kurdish Academics • YXK – Association of Students from Kurdistan • Kurdistan Report • Informationsstelle Kurdistan (ISKU) • Cenî – Kurdish Women’s Bureau for Peace • International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan–Peace in Kurdistan”




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