Ecology – The Rebellion of the Environment (brochure)

A brochure by the Academy of Democratic Modernity, entitled: “Ecology: The Rebellion of the Environment”. It is a compilation of the ideas of Abdullah Öcalan about ecological problems and needed solutions. Presenting the booklet, the Academy said: “Alongside radical democracy and women’s liberation, ecology is also a central pillar in the paradigm of democratic modernity. […]

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June 13, 2024

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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 […]

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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 […]

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April 8, 2024

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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 […]

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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 […]

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February 16, 2024

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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 […]

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February 10, 2024

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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 […]

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For a consistently democratic and internationalist left

  A contribution to left renewal and transformation 10 December 2023 We have been watching the civilian death toll in Gaza mount, in horror, day by day, for weeks on end now. We are appalled and outraged at the collective punishment meted out to Gazans by the IDF, increasing settler violence in the West Bank, […]

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An interview with Murray Bookchin (Burlington 20-7-1994)

-Despite the increasing disillusion that people in western countries have with professional politicians, we see that to a large extent instead of seeking to create a new liberatory project they turn to charismatic but demagogic “leaders” such as Berlusconi in Italy. Lepen in France, Zirinofski in Russia and Pero in the U.S.A..What do you think […]

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Thinking about ecological economy on the basis of social movement experiences

Written by Olli Tammilehto. This article marks the initial publication of several revised papers presented at the fifth TRISE conference titled “Power to Destroy, Power to Create: Building a Culture of Resistance – Towards Radical Social Change,” held in Athens in October 2019. Stay tuned for more updates, as there will be additional publications to […]

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December 12, 2023

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