Autonomy: The Legacy of Ideal

Written by Nikos Vrantsis. What follows is a review of Yavor Tarinski’s book Short Introduction of the Political Legacy of Castoriadis (Athens: Aftoleksi, 2020). Cornelius Castoriadis is considered one of the crucial voices of the twentieth century. However, the academic community surrounds his work, with the kind of respect reserved for thinkers considered obsolete: displayed […]

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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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Water is Under Assault in Mesopotamia

Declaration  of the 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum (MWF), which took place in the University of Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq 6-8 April 2019 Over-extraction; the draining of marshes and wetlands; deforestation; too many irrigation projects, poorly-drained land; pesticides and fertilizer run-off; contamination by poorly or often un-treated discharges from industry as well as households; […]

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April 20, 2019

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Political Ecology and Degrowth

Written by Michalis Theodoropoulos “If we do not dare the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable” Murray Bookchin in The Ecology of Freedom Degrowth is the backbone of political ecology and political ecology is at the core of degrowth. Political Ecology was born, as a movement and at academic level, already by the 1960s […]

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January 25, 2018

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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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