Social movements’ powerlessness at the time of covid-19: A Personal Account

  Written by TRISE member Federico Venturini This is a story about my experience as activist-researcher during the covid-19 crisis in Udine, a small city in the North-East of Italy (1). This is not a happy story of actions and results but a narrative of frustration and impotence feelings. At the end of February Italy […]

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A Critique of The Limits of Growth from a Social Ecology Perspective

Written by Emet Değirmenci Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication – Leonardo da Vinci The Limits to Growth was commissioned by the Club of Rome and published in 1972. The cautionary message of the report (Meadows et al., 1972) was intended to signal the need for reforms that would ensure the survival of capitalism. […]

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The Future of Social Ecology in Belgium

Written by Rafa Grinfeld While the climate and ecology movement in Belgium has been growing during the past two years, certainly amongst young people, we must ask ourselves what the role of social ecology in this has been in the past and can be in the future. Social ecology is rapidly becoming more known in […]

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March 12, 2020

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Founding of the Social Ecology and Communalism Institute (IESC) in France

If we do not do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable. – Murray Bookchin Gathered on the 15th and 16th of february 2020 in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande in Gironde (France), about fifteen people coming from different backgrounds have founded the Institut d’Écologie Sociale et de Communalisme, convinced that this approach initiated by Murray Bookchin […]

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March 12, 2020

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In France, Libertarian Municipalism Finds Its Way

Direct democracy is returning to France: a cultural battle whose theoretical foundations are largely based on the thinking of the American intellectual Murray Bookchin. His “libertarian municipalism” has inspired municipal citizen lists, as he inspired the Yellow Vests and the Kurdish revolution in Rojava. By Gaspard d’Allens Published in Reporterre, February 28, 2020 Translated to […]

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