Beyond the Caricature: The Need to Recover Bookchin

Written by Andy Price. This is the preface to Price’s book “Recovering Bookchin: Social Ecology and the Crises of Our Time” (New Compass, 2012). At an academic conference several years ago, I attended a workshop directed to an examination of Murray Bookchin and his place in the anarchist tradition. There, after giving a paper I […]

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February 2, 2023

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Alternative Solutions Towards a New System for People Powered Politics: Social Ecology!

Written by Nathaniel Gregory In the Bluegrass State of Kentucky many working people have experienced worsening economic conditions, job losses, and degraded communities, threatening our very way of life & leaving us in complete ruin, despair, and debt. Our politicians do little to help us in our time of need, as they control the levers […]

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Anti-Eviction Strategies as an Instrument of Municipalist Housing Policies

The following text is an excerpt from the book Municipalism in Practice: Progressive Housing Policies in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, and Vienna ( RLS-Cities: April 2022). Every year hundreds of thousands of people are evicted in Europe. National governments and courts systematically leave citizens unprotected against displacements fuelled by real estate interests. Cities like Amsterdam, Barcelona, […]

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Jin, Jiyan, Azadi’s inspiration

Written by Hacer Özdemir The 21st century women’s struggle gradually socialised and spread all over the world with a butterfly effect… The slogan Jin Jiyan Azadî will become a philosophy of life, a commonality and line of struggle for women in the 21st century The repertoire of struggle, resistance, resurrection and existence of women, one […]

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November 20, 2022

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Polytechnic Uprising of 1973: The beginning of the autonomous movement in Greece

An excerpt from Giorgos Oikonomou’s book “Polytechnic 1973: The beginning of the autonomous movement”. The Athens Polytechnic uprising began in November 1973 as a massive grassroots student demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974. Oikonomou was participant in the uprising and was wounded by a gunshot from the forces of repression. […]

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November 17, 2022

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Climate Change and Socioecological Conflicts in Eastern Anatolia Region

Written by Arzu Dinçer, vice president of Van Environment Historical Monuments Protection Research and Development Association We are faced with global warming, which is accompanied by an ongoing ecological destruction that we have been experiencing in recent years, provoked by the wrong practices. In our region – Eastern Anatolia – hundred of hectares of forests […]

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November 8, 2022

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Interview with Karasu: Kurdish people must rise up in the face of attacks

Originally published in The Imrali Post #24 Mustafa Karasu, a member of the Executive Council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), spoke out in an interview on the Medya Haber television station about the isolation of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, the Turkish chemical weapons attacks and the current war situation. Regarding the situation of […]

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Murray Bookchin: The man who brought radical ecology and assembly democracy into the Left

Written by Janet Biehl Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) understood earlier than almost anyone that an ecological crisis was not only looming but posted a challenge to capitalism and the whole social order. In the 1950s and 1960s, before most people even knew what ecology was, he was proposing fundamental solutions. Being ahead of his time, however, meant that his ideas were either ignored […]

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True justice for Zhina looks like genuine change, inclusiveness and humanity

True justice for Zhina looks like genuine change, inclusiveness and humanity

Written by Hawzhin Azeez As the diverse peoples of Iran protest against their regime following the death of 22 year old Kurdish woman Zhina Mehsa Amini we need to remember an important fact: Iran is not a homogenous entity of one culture, one people, one language, one ethnicity. You protest the murder of Zhina’s womenhood […]

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September 26, 2022

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The problem with capitalist urbanism’s ‘big and tall’ doctrine

  Capitalism is driving urban planning and architecture towards building ‘big and tall’, which is an approach that benefits the rich, while making city life worst for everyone else. Below are three videos that underline the inherent problems of capitalist urbanism’s doctrine. The first one deals with the general problem (and irrationality) of building ‘big […]

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August 24, 2022

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