Re-Embedding Citizenship in Revolutionary Politics

Written by Yavor Tarinski To take no part in the running of the community’s affairs is to be either a beast or a god! ~Aristotle[1] When exploring social change, one has to examine all aspects of it. Developing strategies and institutions that will help facilitate the coming into being and functioning of a democratic and […]

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Paris Commune 150: From the 1871 Commune to Contemporary Communalism (full event video)

On 23rd of May the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) organized a webinar on the legacy of the Paris Commune. It brought together notable speakers who articulated the lessons from the past and the opportunities today to move communities into a period of fundamental change. Such analysis and insights hopefully will help our societies […]

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The Present is Pregnant with a New Future

Written by Olli Tammilehto A key focus in social ecology has been the bringing about of profound societal change. This has been thought to mean a period of groundwork after which there would be a rapid revolutionary transition. Social movements, especially in cities, are seen as agents of change to a decisively more democratic and […]

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May 8, 2021

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Paris Commune 150: From the 1871 Commune to Contemporary Communalism

The Paris Commune of 1871 was the biggest urban uprising and experience of self-organization of modern history. For those engaged in social and political change, this historic experience stands as the first example of the exercise of social and political power by the working class and underclass. To this day, it remains a vibrant and […]

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April 24, 2021

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Cities beyond bureaucracy: Exploring commons-based strategies

Urban researcher Nikos Vrantsis interviews Yavor Tarinski, author of Common Futures: Social Transformation and Political Ecology [co-authored with Alexandros Schismenos] (Black Rose Books, 2021), on the current bureaucratic state of cities and the democratic perspectives offered by autonomous urban movements.  Nikos Vrantsis: Day by day, state oppression turns into the new normal. Governmemts invested in […]

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1921-2021: 100 years with and without Kropotkin

We publish below the call for papers of the upcoming conference “1921-2021: 100 years with and without Kropotkin”. Kropotkin has left an important imprint on the theoretical body of Social Ecology and because of this we strongly support every effort at researching and examining his legacy today. Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was one of the […]

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March 27, 2021