Direct Democracy, Social Ecology and Public Time

  One could argue that since the dawn of modernity, humanity is in a situation of constant crisis. Today, however, we find ourselves amidst a nexus of crises, economic crisis, political crisis, ecological and anthropological crisis, while the human environments’ very existence is threatened.   The privatization of public space, under the false identification of […]

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September 11, 2017

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The resiliency of interdependent neighborhoods

Article by Emet Degirmenci, first published in the Social Ecology Broadcast, Volume 1, Spring Issue 2012.   We here present an  article of Emet Degirmenci who is one of the keynote speakers at our upcoming conference in Thessaloniki.   Food and culture are my long-term passions. Since food is one of our most basic needs, this helps me create a strong […]

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Occupy your Neighborhood

Article by Dan Chodorkoff, originally published at the Institute for Social Ecology Blog.   Dan Chodorkoff is one of of the keynote speakers at our upcoming conference in Thessaloniki. We here present an article of him from 2012 where he discusses the potentials coming out of the Occupy movement.   Summer fades to Fall and more […]

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July 26, 2017

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Reason, creativity and freedom: the communalist model

Article by Eleanor Finley, originally published in ROAR magazine in February 2017 Humanity stands at a crossroads. Now, more than ever, history calls for a grassroots democracy at a global scale. If we look carefully, all the tools are at hand.   “Whether the twenty-first century will be the most radical of times or the most […]

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Rapid Social Change as a Pre-Requisite For Preventing Global Climate Catastrophe

Article by Olli Tammilehto, originally published in the book Sustainable Futures: Replacing Growth Imperative and Hierarchies with Sustainable Ways  in 2009 (written in October 2008).   Our ecological situation on the Earth is very precarious. We are on the verge of global climate catastrophe. Humanity has only a short period of time to change its metabolism with […]

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June 20, 2017

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