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June 12th, 2016

Ecology or Catastrophe

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  Murray Bookchin was not only one of the most significant and influential environmental philosophers of the twentieth century–he was also one of the most prescient. From industrial agriculture to nuclear radiation, Bookchin has been at the forefront of every major ecological issue since the very beginning, often proposing a solution before most people even […]

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June 11th, 2016

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Report from Social Ecology Seminar in Istanbul and International Peace Delegation

  On February 15-16, four TRISE members traveled to Istanbul to participate in a ten-member peace delegation. Our purpose was to attempt to restart the peace talks concerning the Turkish-Kurdish conflict, which had been suspended since the spring of 2015, by meeting with members of the Turkish state and with Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned on Imrali Island […]

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“The People of Rojava are Staging a Social Revolution”

  The following interview with Dimitri Roussopoulos was conducted by Sophia Reuss for Alternatives International. Dimitri Roussopoulos, TRISE chair member, is a Montreal-based political activist, writer, editor, publisher, and community organizer and he was a member of an International Peace Delegation that visited Istanbul, Turkey from 14 – 17 February, 2016. The delegation, which was organized by the […]

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Urban Land: Private, Public or Community Ownership?

  A panel discussion titled Urban Land: Private, Public or Community Ownership?  was held in Montreal on November 12, 2015. Presented by Planners Network – Montreal chapter, Geography Undergraduate Student Society (GUSS), Urban Planning Association (UPA) and the Geography Graduates (Geograds). The discussion offers a very valuable record of an ongoing discussion on the present and future of […]

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February 2nd, 2016

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3rd annual European Social Ecology conference

  Dan Chodorkoff, from the Institute of Social Ecology (ISE) in Vermont, reports from the last conference of TRISE: I recently returned from Patras, Greece where I represented the ISE at the third annual conference of TRISE, the Transnational Institute for Social Ecology. The conference drew participants from 13 countries and four continents for four […]

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September 28th, 2015

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How TRISE was started

  When the United Nations declared at the turn of this century that for the first time in human history the majority of people now live in cities and towns and that urbanization seems irreversible, the relevance of social ecology became even more evident. Our challenge is to recognize that cities must become ecological cities, […]

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June 12th, 2015