Commons, Social Ecology and the Transcending of Capitalism

Written by Yavor Tarinski Introduction Life on this planet, as we know it, is a result of fragile environmental conditions that the contemporary predominant neoliberal system has already began to alter. Capitalism and its doctrine of unlimited economic growth seems to completely neglect this dependency and continues to violently exploit nature for the benefit of […]

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Direct Democracy, Social Ecology and Public Time

Written by Alexandros Schismenos   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 […]

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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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