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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Why the municipal movement must be internationalist

Article by Enric Bárcena, Xavi Ferrer, Laura Roth and TRISE member Kate Shea Baird, originally published in Spanish in Público.es on 21/12/16. The municipalist movements of the Spanish state can’t ignore the global crisis of neoliberalism. It’s up to us to stand up and defend our idea of bottom up, feminist and radically democratic change. […]

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Building new solidarities between movements: insurrectionary politics of food autonomy in the city of Athens

Article by Ines Morales Bernardos. Originaly published in the openMovements series on Open Democracy. Republished here with the authors permission.   Their insurrectionary politics of autonomy, such as food autonomy in Athens, is crucial for building new solidarities and emancipatory imaginaries within cities.   —- “Every town should have its agora, where all who are […]

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May 7, 2017

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The Future is a “Pluriverse”- An Interview with David Bollier on the Potential of the Commons

Some believe that the commons are incompatible with commodity markets. Others claim that markets and commons may form mutually beneficial relations with each other. What are your own views on this issue? I think it is entirely possible for markets and commons to “play nicely together,” but only if commoners can have “value sovereignty” over […]

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April 30, 2017

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