City, Municipality, Commons: Rebel Cities in the Neoliberal Age

  Written by Yavor Tarinski   Introduction With the rise of cities, a major power shift is occurring this century across the planet in both economic and political terms. Dimitrios Roussopoulos[1]   Nowadays the importance of the city is increasing, not only because of the fact that the majority of the human population is currently living […]

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Political Ecology and Degrowth

Written by Michalis Theodoropoulos “If we do not dare the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable” Murray Bookchin in The Ecology of Freedom Degrowth is the backbone of political ecology and political ecology is at the core of degrowth. Political Ecology was born, as a movement and at academic level, already by the 1960s […]

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January 25, 2018

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Kropotkin and Climate Change

Written by Mike Davis. Excerpts from Davis’ article The Coming Desert: Kropotkin, Mars and the Pulse of Asia (originally published in New Left Review 97, January-February 2016) Anthropogenic climate change is usually portrayed as a recent discovery, with a genealogy that extends no further backwards than Charles Keeling sampling atmospheric gases from his station near […]

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January 4, 2018

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We Need to Stand Against “Green” Capitalism

  An interview with Dimitri Roussopoulos, co-founder of TRISE and Black Rose Books, by Thodoris Antonopoulos from the Greek journal Lifo. Translated from Greek for TRISE’s website. I had prepared another question for the beginning, but the latest developments changed my mind… after the recent “superstorms” Harvey and Irma, combined with the accelerating melting of […]

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December 17, 2017

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Why “Warning to Humanity” Gets the Socio-Ecological Crisis (and its Solutions) Wrong

Written by Salvatore De Rosa and Jevgeniy Bluwstein. First published at Entitle Blog in November 2017. The “Warning to Humanity” signed by more than 15.000 scientists calls for action to save the planet proposing elitist environmentalism and missing the real target. Instead, scientists should analyse the roots of the socio-ecological crisis and join the grassroots struggles […]

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November 24, 2017

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Towards Free Public Transport

Written by Judith Dellheim and Jason Prince. This excerpt is part of the book “Free Public Transport: And Why We Don’t Pay to Ride Elevators” (Black Rose Books, 2017). With rising costs of housing in cities around the world, increased levels of household debt, skyrocketing costs in education and medical care, all spiraling out of […]

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November 18, 2017

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