This text is the collective statement of the participants of the 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (BASK) in Mostar which took place at the beginning of September, 2014. It is an important statement in light of recent and seemingly rising apologetics among anarchists and the anti-authoritarian left regarding nationalism.
Ehud Ein-Gil looks at the proposals of maverick zionists for solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict via forms of federalism which, while themselves weighted heavily against the Palestinians, do signal the usefulness of federalism for socialists in proposing how Israelis and Palestinians can live together on equal terms.
A communist critique of the essentially nationalist politics of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) as well as disturbing features about the internal organisation like the abuse of female members. While we don't agree with all of the politics of the ICC, this is a useful contribution and is all the more relevant now that many Western radical seem to be being taken in by PKK propaganda that it is now a "libertarian socialist" organisation. Trigger warning for mention of sexual violence.
Akiva Orr looks at the failure of Israel's founders to provide a source for modern Jewish identity via a secular Jewish state, providing an original analysis of the arguments around the construction of Israeli and Jewish identities using source material from government debates translated for the first time.