Our best chance for solving the climate crisis — direct democracy and equality

The apocalyptic images that we see in contemporary fictional cinema and literature seem to be not that far from materializing and in real life. Talks about the end of life as we know it are beginning to make more sense as information about the possible consequences of the unfolding global warming is coming from the […]

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February 27, 2017

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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 2, 2016

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Mission statement

This mission statement of TRISE was adopted at the first conference in 2013 and then slightly modified after the second one in 2014.   TRISE mission statement – Toward Democratic and Ecological Cities At the United Nations Rio + 20 world summit that took place on the environmental crisis, its failure forced both the official and unofficial […]

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February 11, 2015

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What kind of nation state for the 21st century?

  The form of political organization now known as the nation-state is a relatively recent invention in Western societies. This invention, the dominant form in the West, has been imposed on most of the world’s population, throughout the twentieth century, notwithstanding that it is based on a number of ideas and social attitudes totally alien […]

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February 10, 2015

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The Politics of Ecology and the Ecology of Politics

  Dimitri Roussopoulos asks us, in this keynote speech given in Oslo, September 27, 2014 at the “Ecological Challenges” conference, to consider the historical record of the State management to protect the natural environment from being damaged. He goes on to discuss political and social ecology and the pivotal role of building genuine and democratic […]

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