Book Review of ‘Social Ecology and the Right to the City’

Written by Elvira Wepfer, Ph.D. [Published in 2019, the edited volume Social Ecology and the Right to the City (Edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, Ines Morales) grew out of a conference two years prior, organised by TRISE. The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology is an association of Europe-based activists and intellectuals who foster, develop […]

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Introduction to Social Ecology and the Right to the City

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Written by Federico Venturini, Emet Değirmenci, and Inés Morales. The following piece is the introduction to TRISE’s book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City” (Black Rose Book 2019) “We have seen the future—and it doesn’t work” – Jerome Ross, ROAR Magazine “We don’t want to manage the inferno, we want to disassemble it […]

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The Law of the Zapatista: A Presentation about the Laws Passed by EZLN

Written by Alex Kostantopoulos In the autonomous municipalities of Zapatistas, laws that are passed from the Council of Governance are not enforced by police or a judicial system but through a way that treats offenders as members of the community. Justice is delivered by the authorities of the Zapatistas. They resolve issues among the members […]

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December 18, 2019

On why nuclear energy is incompatible with direct democracy

Written by Yavor Tarinski The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking.[1] Murray Bookchin The question of energy is of crucial importance when we discuss the future of our cities. Our contemporary heavily urbanized societies consume huge amounts of energy, which is being derived through environmentally […]

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Book review of “Common Space: The City As Commons”

Written by Mehmet Penpecioglu for the International Development Planning Review, 2019 The urban commons is a growing field of both academic inquiry and social struggle. In this book, Stavos Stavrides approaches the urban commons with a comprehensive and coherent analytical  framework that  builds on its theoretical heritage. Key cases are presented from diverse sociopolitical geographies […]

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May 14, 2019

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