Written by Mathew Little I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Rojava (the predominantly Kurdish region in Northern Syria) recently and I think what they are doing in terms of building democracy from the street upwards (in contrast to our barely representative systems) deserves our studied attention. It certainly appears very impressive and they aren’t […]Read More Democratic Revolution in Rojava
Written by Vicente Rubio-Pueyo. Originally published as a brochure by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung The 2017 Catalan independence referendum has been called “undemocratic,” a “power grab,” and even a “coup d’état” in international media. No matter the specific terminology, the referendum as well as the dispute over its democratic legitimacy indicate that Spanish political culture […]Read More Municipalism in Spain: From Barcelona to Madrid, and Beyond
Written by Federico Venturini. The article below has been originally published as a preface in the book Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdogan’s Turkey Your Freedom and Mine began with the idea of shining a brighter light on the work of the EUTCC International İmralı Peace Delegations. Given […]Read More Your Freedom and Mine: Preface
TRISE and the Greek anti-authoritarian journal Babylonia are organizing an event in the city of Athens, Greece, with title: “Free Public Transport: Perspectives and Implementation” Speakers: George Daremas (PhD in Social and Political Theory from Sussex University, member of Citizen Network Irakliou) Kostas Fotinakis (member of Nature Friends Greece) Yavor Tarinski (Member of Babylonia and […]Read More Free Public Transport: Perspectives and Implementation
TRISE is co-organizing an event on Social Ecology and the Right to the City in Sofia, Bulgaria, together with the local free social space Fabrika Avtonomia. Keynote speaker will be Dimitrios Roussopoulos – long-time political activist, writer, editor, publisher, community organizer and public speaker. Some of the subjects he will be introducing are the […]Read More An event on Social Ecology in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria
Written by Vincent Gerber (Geneva, September 2010, revised in 2017) “The ‘population problem’ has a Phoenix-like existence: it rises from the ashes at least every generation and sometimes every decade or so. The prophecies are usually the same – namely, that human beings are populating the earth in ‘unprecedented numbers’ and ‘devouring’ its resources […]Read More One Less Child for One More Car?