Urban alternatives, to what degree? Parallelisms between Commons and Municipalism

Written by Iolanda Bianchi . Originally published in Spatial Justice and the Commons (Istanbul: Centre for Spatial Justice, 2019). Over recent years, two concepts have been widely used in the urban studies vocabulary to generate and unify the multiform and variegated antagonistic activities that “express a dissent and a rupture with the current order of […]

Read More Urban alternatives, to what degree? Parallelisms between Commons and Municipalism

Casa encantada: A Portrait of the Fight for Housing in Belo Horizonte (e-book)

  “Casa encantada: A Portrait of the Fight for Housing in Belo Horizonte” is a book that brings together illustrations by Renato Baruq and photographs by Cadu Passos, both from the Kasa Invisível squat in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. During 2022 and 2023, the two Brazilian artists and organizers documented almost 20 old abandoned houses in the […]

Read More Casa encantada: A Portrait of the Fight for Housing in Belo Horizonte (e-book)

Lessons from the workers’ occupation of Vyborg’s factory in Russia

Written by Antijob media in Russian. The current English-language translation was done by Russian-speaking comrade for TRISE. Not that long ago we wrote about the occupation of mills and factories in Argentine, but as our subscribers rightly noted something similar – though unfortunately on a smaller scale and with its own particularities – happened in […]

Read More Lessons from the workers’ occupation of Vyborg’s factory in Russia
April 8, 2024

Tags:

TRISE 2024 Conference: Call for Contributions

The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) is glad to announce its next conference on 25th – 27th October 2024 in Athens, Greece! Title: The Politics of Social Ecology: From Theory to Praxis Context Contemporary crises are making the struggle against capitalist modernity and its associated forms of domination more urgent than ever. The global […]

Read More TRISE 2024 Conference: Call for Contributions
March 27, 2024

Tags: ,

Democracies with a future: Degrowth and the democratic tradition

Written by Marco Deriu from the Department of Political and Social Studies of the University of Parma. Originally published in the journal Futures, Volume 44, Issue 6, August 2012, Pages 553-561. The debate surrounding the theme of democracy and degrowth covers many different questions from the reflections on sustainability and ecological democracy, to the discussion […]

Read More Democracies with a future: Degrowth and the democratic tradition

Webinar | Rojava Revolution, an alternative world being built in NE Syria

On the morning of February, 17th, the session on the ” Kurd”, organized by Civil Diplomacy Center NE Syria, in collaboration with Kongra Star Women’s Movement and Jineoloji Center took place. 50 people from around the world took part online to learn about the methods of the people- and women-led revolution in North and East […]

Read More Webinar | Rojava Revolution, an alternative world being built in NE Syria
March 3, 2024

Tags: , ,

Found in Translation: Murray Bookchin’s Social Ecology in Turkey

Written by Stephen Hunt 1980s-1990s In the present day, many political activists in Turkey are familiar with Murray Bookchin’s ideas, especially in the Kurdish-majority region of the South East. When Abdullah Öcalan adopted and adapted Bookchin’s political theory, he significantly amplified his influence. Commentators such as Carne Ross have spoken of the “remarkable” nature of […]

Read More Found in Translation: Murray Bookchin’s Social Ecology in Turkey
February 16, 2024

Tags: , ,

Tackling Social Injustice in Kenya with People’s Assemblies?

A Report of the People’s Assemblies Forum held in the Mathare Social Justice Centre’s Creative Hub on August 11, 2023. Cross-posted from the Mathare Social Justice Center. Why People’s Assemblies? The people’s assemblies arise from the need of the people to administer and generate solutions to the problems ailing their society. The concept is a people’s […]

Read More Tackling Social Injustice in Kenya with People’s Assemblies?
February 10, 2024

Tags:

From citizens of nations to citizens of cities

Written by Yavor Tarinski [C]itizens today no longer even approximate the high and eminently human standard of citizenship that was established in the Hellenic world—a meaning that must be recovered, as well as the personal and social training, or paideia, for producing citizens. ~Murray Bookchin[1] Often, when people advocate for the reinvigoration of citizenship in […]

Read More From citizens of nations to citizens of cities

The Modern Crisis – Book Review

Federico Venturini reviews Bookchin’s The Modern Crisis (Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2022.). Originally published in The AAG Review of Books. A Republishing Endeavor1 The latest edition of The Modern Crisis, published in 2022, is part of an ongoing effort to amplify the work of Murray Bookchin, the founder of social ecology and the political project […]

Read More The Modern Crisis – Book Review