Public Assemblies in Early Cities

  Written by TRISE member Yavor Tarinski. Originally published on Aftoleksi, here.   The greatest achievement of these human beings was the creation of cities. Dimitrios Roussopoulos[1] As Hannah Arendt has suggested, “To be political, to live in a polis, meant that everything was decided through words and persuasion and not through force and violence“[2]. […]

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October 30, 2020

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Re-evaluating the contribution of academic places into the visionary ‘biome’: A working hypothesis for an anti-example of ecological integration

Written by Christos Kotakis. Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, POB 521, H-6701 Szeged, Hungary. The meaning of ‘academia’ is considered as a vital component of the society, still known since Plato’s ancient times. Nowadays, although newly technocratic ways of science’s improvement have been developed during the last six decades, […]

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October 18, 2020

Moving Beyond the Right to the City: Urban Commoning in Greece

  Written by Theodoros Karyotis   The urban space is the epicentre of social antagonism. At any historical moment, it represents a crystallisation of power relations. While political and economic powers incessantly reform it to better isolate, control and exploit its inhabitants, the latter inevitably seek empowerment through collective mobilisation. After all, this is the […]

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Autonomy: The Legacy of Ideal

  Written by Nikos Vrantsis. What follows is a review of Yavor Tarinski’s book Short Introduction of the Political Legacy of Castoriadis (Athens: Aftoleksi, 2020). Cornelius Castoriadis is considered one of the crucial voices of the twentieth century. However, the academic community surrounds his work, with the kind of respect reserved for thinkers considered obsolete: […]

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Review of ‘The Disobedient Society’

‘The Disobedient Society‘ is a neat little book (190 pages) by Mat Little, published last year by New Compass Press. In it Mat Little probes the question of obedience in our  society; because, despite our ongoing resistance and rallies, we nonetheless show an astonishing basic obedience towards a capitalist economic system that clearly many of […]

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It’s Time to Democratize the Crisis: Join a Global Community of Countries Mobilizing to Do Just That

Written by Jonathan Michael Feldman. Originally published on www.globalteachin.com   The communes of the next revolution…will trust the free organization of food supply and production to free groups of workers—which will federate with like groups in other cities and villages not through the medium of a communal parliament but directly, to accomplish their aim.” P. […]

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