We are delighted to announce that we secured a grant from the Political Studies Association (https://www.psa.ac.uk), through our collaboration with the Anarchist Studies Specialist Group (http://anarchist-studies-network.org.uk). This funding will support our upcoming conference ‘Power to destroy, power to create: building a culture of resistance towards radical social change’ (Athens, 25-26 October 2019). More information about […]Read More Announcement
We are proud to present the first keynote speakers of our Conference in Athens 25 – 27 October 2019. The rest will be announced soon! Brain Tokar Brian Tokar is an activist and author, Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, and a board member of 350Vermont and the Institute for Social Ecology. […]Read More First keynote speakers announced!
Written by the 3E Collective 1. Introduction “If we do not do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable.” – Murray Bookchin The 3E Collective held the first Ecosocialist Education Convergence (ECOEC) in May 2018 outside the Baltic city of Rostock, Germany. Events included structured lectures, discussions, infrastructure projects, excursions to local activist projects, […]Read More Report of the Ecosocialist Education Convergence (ECOEC), 2018 – Rostock, Germany
Power to destroy, power to create: building a culture of resistance towards radical social change Date: Monday, 25 – 27 October 2019 Location: Athens, Greece Since the collapse the Soviet Union and more recently with the resurgence of populist and fascist governments, the global Left is in disarray; but regional and local alternatives […]Read More Call for Papers! TRISE Conference – October 2019, Athens
Written by Marcin Gerwin 1.Random selection of participants All members of a citizens’ assembly are selected by lot. Ideally, every member of the population eligible to take part in a citizens’ assembly should be able to potentially receive invitation to participate. 2.Demographic representation The composition of a citizens’ assembly should broadly match the demographic […]Read More Basic Standards for Organizing Citizens’ Assemblies
Written by Hettie O’Brien. Excerpt from Verso’s blog In 1963, having fled Germany for New York, political philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote that: “no one could be called either happy or free without participating, and having a share, in public power”. Had she been alive to witness Brexit, the ascendancy of Donald Trump, and the election […]Read More Radicalising democracy: How Hannah Arendt’s legacy endures in Barcelona