Report of the Ecosocialist Education Convergence (ECOEC), 2018 – Rostock, Germany

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, […]

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January 10, 2019

Call for Papers! TRISE Conference – October 2019, Athens

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 to […]

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December 29, 2018

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Basic Standards for Organizing Citizens’ Assemblies

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 […]

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December 13, 2018

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Radicalising democracy: How Hannah Arendt’s legacy endures in Barcelona

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 […]

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Citizens’ Assemblies: Democracy that Works

Written by Marcin Gerwin. The following post is Chapter 1 of his new publication Citizen Assemblies: Guide to Democracy that Works. Imagine a group of people of different ages who meet in order to settle some matter important for a city, a country or for the European Union. This group was not selected through elections […]

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November 28, 2018

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Wake Up Call on the Environment: a Student Manifesto

Written by Manifeste étudiant pour un réveil écologique, consisted of students from various French higher education schools: AgroParisTech, CentraleSupélec, Ecole Polytechnique, HEC Paris, and ENS Ulm.   We, students in 2018, make the following observation: despite the many calls from the scientific community, despite the irreversible changes already observed around the world, our societies keep moving […]

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November 9, 2018

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