The Capital-Nation-State Complex and the Environment

Written by Antonis Broumas The Patriarchal Relation with Nature The root causes of the environmental crisis are social and that they lie in social relations of domination and exploitation. Social hierarchies and social stratification have parallel histories with man’s domination over nature. Ecological degradation from human causes precedes capitalism. It is a phenomenon dating back […]

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November 11, 2017

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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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The Future is a “Pluriverse”- An Interview with David Bollier on the Potential of the Commons

Interview by Antonis Broumas and Yavor Tarinski Some believe that the commons are incompatible with commodity markets. Others claim that markets and commons may form mutually beneficial relations with each other. What are your own views on this issue? I think it is entirely possible for markets and commons to “play nicely together,” but only […]

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April 30, 2017

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The Social Economy as a Commons of all of Society

On December 11 in Athens (Greece) an event was held, entitled “The Social Economy as a Commons of all of Society”, organized by TRISE. It took place at the cooperative coffe-shop Perimpanou in the Athenian neighborhood of Ano Patissia, where many people came to join the event and participate in the dialogue. Cooperatively owned and […]

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December 24, 2016

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