The Legacy of Murray Bookchin

Written by Brian Morris. Originally published in TRISE’s book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City” (edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, and Inés Morales) Introduction Although Murray Bookchin has been described as one of the most provocative, exciting, and original political thinkers of the twentieth century, it is worth noting that he is […]

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February 21, 2020

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Global Carbon Emissions Stop Rising (Again)

As a flatlining of carbon emissions is trumpeted again, Trise member Mathew Little looks into the seldom noticed connection between world trade and CO2  levels. According to the Financial Times, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, is “hopeful” that global CO2 emissions have finally peaked after news that they were flat […]

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February 17, 2020

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Overpopulation Scaremongering and Ecofascism

Written by Yavor Tarinski The “population problem” has a Phoenix-like existence: it rises from the ashes at least every generation and sometimes every decade or so. Murray Bookchin[1] The term “overpopulation” often comes unchallenged, or there is almost always a reaction if an attempt to challenge it is being made. Even supposedly radical people can […]

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January 28, 2020

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Book Review of ‘Social Ecology and the Right to the City’

Written by Elvira Wepfer, Ph.D. [Published in 2019, the edited volume Social Ecology and the Right to the City (Edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, Ines Morales) grew out of a conference two years prior, organised by TRISE. The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology is an association of Europe-based activists and intellectuals who foster, develop […]

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Introduction to Social Ecology and the Right to the City

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Written by Federico Venturini, Emet Değirmenci, and Inés Morales. The following piece is the introduction to TRISE’s book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City” (Black Rose Book 2019) “We have seen the future—and it doesn’t work” – Jerome Ross, ROAR Magazine “We don’t want to manage the inferno, we want to disassemble it […]

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The Law of the Zapatista: A Presentation about the Laws Passed by EZLN

Written by Alex Kostantopoulos In the autonomous municipalities of Zapatistas, laws that are passed from the Council of Governance are not enforced by police or a judicial system but through a way that treats offenders as members of the community. Justice is delivered by the authorities of the Zapatistas. They resolve issues among the members […]

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December 18, 2019