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In Memoriam: Petra K. Kelly (1948-92)

When we attempt to get rld of such things as racism or sexism or poverty, we must also look at their structural underpinning — a system of deeply rooted patriarchy which ls prevalent ln all countries, whether capitalist or state socialist societies; Patriarchy is a hierarchical system of dom1natlon, suppressive to women and restrictive to men. Patriarchy, centralism, hierarchy and deterrent thinking shows themselves in all areas of our lives, our daily work, in our political, economic and social structures … I believe that norms of human behaviour can and do change, and that together we can change these patterns of domination as well, applying the patterns of hollstlc thinking to one another, disarming our hearts and our minds! *

* Excerpt from the introduction of The Roots of Conflict

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