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Prison Writings The Roots of Civilisation

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ISBN-10: 0745326161

ISBN-13: 9780745326160

Edition: 2007

Authors: Abdullah �calan, Klaus Happel

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Venezuela has become a huge source of hope and inspiration for the Left throughout the world. Some see it as a shining example of how to begin building a successful socialist state, but Western leaders see it as a dangerous enemy and accuse President Hugo Chavez of being a dictator. This book reveals the truth by examining the country from the ground up.Iain Bruce explores the political changes underway in Venezuela at the level of the lives of ordinary people. Through grassroots investigations and extended interviews, he explores a series of key transformations: a new social economy around a network of cooperatives; workplace democracy; popular education; radical agrarian reform;…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 1/20/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Abdullah Öcalan is in prison in Turkey serving a life sentence. He was the leader of the Kurdish revolutionary party, the PKK. He was eventually kidnapped while abroad in 1999, and has been in prison in Turkey ever since.

Translator's introduction
Slave-Owning Society and the Development of Civilisation
The birth of civilisation on the banks of Tigris and Euphrates
The historical role of Sumerian civilisation
Permanent effects of Sumerian civilisation
Some methodological problems concerning historical development and expansion
The expansion and maturity of slavery
Tribal confederations, local and territorial states
Resistance to slaveholder civilisation and its reform