Today in Greece the government of the hard-right New Democracy party evicted the self-organized Kurdish camp in the town of Lavrio. The inhabitants are being transfered to conventional government-run camps where there are severe restrictions. The self-managed Lavrio camp has functioned for years on the greeprinciples of democratic confederalism, providing shelter to political refugees from […]Read More Greek government evicts the self-governed Kurdish camp in Lavrio
Text in the banner: Ecocommunalismo para cambiarlo todo, Bienvenido a Lozoya (Ecocommunalism to change it all, Welcome to Lozoya) On the 28th of January 2023 was organized the first Encounter on social ecology and communalism of the Iberian Peninsula. The purpose of the encounter was to gather activists and people interested in communalism and discuss […]Read More Chronicle of a Communalist Encounter in Lozoya, Madrid
Announcemen by the recuperated self-managed VIO.ME factory in Thessaloniki, Greece. Today we are in the unfortunate position to inform you that VIO.ME is in more danger than ever. The judiciary and capital have quietly sold off the land on which the plant is located to a fund. We, the workers of VIO.ME, declare that we […]Read More They want to kill VIO.ME. Don’t let them!
Deep Commons Conference 2022 – Call for Abstracts Link to conference webpage: https://www.deepcommons.net/conference This event will take place online from October 27th to 29th – hosted by the Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork, Ireland, in association with La Terre Institute for Community and Ecology, Mississippi, USA. Conference Theme: Cultivating Ecologies of Solidarity […]Read More Announcing the Call for Papers of the Deep Commons Conference 2022
INFORMATION PACK Project Description The DEEP-T project aims to explore in a collective way the roots of the ecological and climate crisis, and how to deal with them for a just and sustainable future. You will have the opportunity to discover relevant topics such as the EU Green Deal, degrowth and zero waste. Moreover, you […]Read More Democracy Education for Ecology and Participation – Training (DEEP-T)
In celebration of Murray Bookchin’s birth centenary, his daughter Debbie is joined by a number of his former friends, students and fellow travelers to honor his memory and reflect on his revolutionary legacy. Originally published on ROARmag. In the years before his death, my father wrote a series of books entitled The Third Revolution. In […]Read More Celebrating the power of ideas: a tribute to Murray Bookchin
We have been just informed that the Arab translation of book that we co-edited, Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdoğan’s Turkey, has been confiscated by the administration of Düsseldorf Airport while on transit in Germany and the owner is facing a criminal investigation. The authorities have justified their decision […]Read More Press release: Arab translation of ‘Your Freedom and Mine’ confiscated by German authorities
2021 marks 100 years since the birth of Murray Bookchin (on 14th of January), founding theorist of social ecology and one of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century. His thought, always political and directed towards radical social change, have influenced both urban and rural social movements around the world, including one of […]Read More 100 years Murray Bookchin
“Water is not a weapon, water is life!” is a campaign that strives to raise £100,000 to support women’s co-operatives and vital water projects in North-East Syria. In the region of North-East Syria, also known by its Kurdish name Rojava, a democratic self-administration system has been built up since 2012 – a system based on […]Read More Water is not a weapon, water is life!
If we do not do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable. – Murray Bookchin Gathered on the 15th and 16th of february 2020 in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande in Gironde (France), about fifteen people coming from different backgrounds have founded the Institut d’Écologie Sociale et de Communalisme, convinced that this approach initiated by Murray Bookchin […]Read More Founding of the Social Ecology and Communalism Institute (IESC) in France