Climate Justice and Community Renewal – Book Review

A book review, written by Bob Spivey, of Climate Justice and Community Renewal (edited by Brian Tokar and Tamra Gilbertson, New York, Routledge, 2020). The COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland must be added to a long series of failures of UN-convened international meetings to meet the urgent social and ecological needs of a world threatened […]

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December 6, 2021

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Rojava and Catalonia (Documentary)

In the summer of 2021, a group of Catalan activists and politicians visited the autonomous region of Northeastern Syria, also known as Rojava, with the aim of getting to understand better the democratic experiment in self-management that is currently taking place there. During their visit they visited many places, institutions and made important meetings. The […]

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November 27, 2021

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Video recordings from our 2021 conference

In 2021 we at TRISE commemorated the 100th anniversary from the birth of Murray Bookchin (1921 – 2006), founding theorist of social ecology and one of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century, with an online transnational conference. The two-day event was well attended and provided a space for dialogue between activists and scholars, […]

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November 1, 2021

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A Big Part of the Human Whole is Still Treated as Property: Femicides in Greece

by Nikos Vrantsis According to the European Institute for Gender Equality, femicide is recognized as ”the murder of women and girls because of their gender.” Gender based violence and murders are not new, but they remain undisclosed. Greece is no exception to that. According to Greek Police data, 69 women were murdered in the years […]

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October 29, 2021

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Time, Leisure, Work: De-bureaucratizing Everyday Life

By Yavor Tarinski We have become a civilization based on work – not even “productive work” but work as an end and meaning in itself. ~David Graeber (Bullshit Jobs, 2018, pXXIV) Free time has been, for some time now, undergoing a steady reduction. With the increasing “uberisation” of economies worldwide, people find less and less […]

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October 27, 2021

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Rethinking Ecofeminist Politics: Creating a New Political Realm

Written by Janet Biehl. Excerpt from Rethinking Ecofeminist Politics (Boston: South End Press, 1991), pp150-157. Social ecology distinguishes between statecraft, as a system of dealing with the public realm by means of professionalized administrators and their legal monopoly on violence, on the one hand, and politics, as the management of the community on a grassroots […]

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TRISE 2021 Conference: The Program is Out!

Register on EventBrite right here: https://www.eventbrite.fi/e/murray-bookchin-100-trise-2021-conference-tickets-170069074179 Livestream from our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdrtCFbkNQTIVuOP0F3q4uw/video Join the Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1YCbOwwyU _____________________________________________________________ FULL PROGRAM (PDF)     SATURDAY 30th OCTOBER Time zone: CEST / UTC +2 16:00-17:00 Political Practice & Activism Session 1: Davide Grasso – The Concept of Authority in Bookchin’s Works and Rojava’s Communalism Azize Cay – Informal […]

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September 9, 2021

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Rights Begin in the Small Places Closest to Home: A Story from Constitution Street

Written by Jemma Neville I live on Constitution Street in the Leith area of Edinburgh, northeast Scotland, United Kingdom. Maybe you know the street, maybe you don’t. That doesn’t particularly matter for the purpose of the story I want to share with you. For certain, you will know another street well. Maybe it’s the street […]

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TRISE Member Guidelines 2021

Structure of TRISE: The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) is formed of two main groups: the Administrative Board (AB), or TRISE Board, the Advisory Council (AC), which includes all the members of TRISE. Function of TRISE Advisory Council (AC): Meetings of the TRISE Advisory Council: The General Assembly of TRISE’s AC is held every […]

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September 3, 2021

TRISE Mission Statement 2021

Social ecology provides an historical and dialectical understanding of the relationship between ecological degradation and the exploitation of human beings. We see the current ecological crisis as rooted in hierarchical social structures. These systems of domination express themselves in specific forms of exclusion and oppression, which include the concentration of economic and political power, sexism, […]

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September 3, 2021