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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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 […]

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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 […]

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“Asking questions with the Zapatistas” (e-book)

  We present to you the new publication from TRISE, entitled Asking questions with the Zapatistas: Reflections from Greece on our Civilizational Impasse, authored by TRISE members Theodoros Karyotis, Ioanna-Maria Maravelidi, and Yavor Tarinski. Editor: Matthew Little | Cover: Apollon Petropoulos | Design: George Chelebiev Publisher: Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) | Year: 2022 […]

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Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society – Book Review

A book review, written by Brian Tokar, of Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society (authored by Yavor Tarinski, Zer0 Books, 2022). In his past writings, the Bulgarian social activist and political researcher Yavor Tarinski has demonstrated a singular talent for explaining concepts in political and social theory in an engaging and highly accessible manner. […]

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April 2, 2022

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Common Futures: Social Transformation and Political Ecology – Book Review

Written by Dimitrios Roussopoulos “Man is by nature a political animal.” Aristotle, Politics, Book i, 2 “If Liberty and Equality, as is thought, by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will best be attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.” Aristotle, Politics, Book iv, 4 TWO EXCEPTIONAL […]

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February 27, 2022

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Climate Justice and Community Renewal – Book Review

A book review, written by Bob Spivey, of Climate Justice and Community Renewal (edited by Brian Tokar and Tamra Gilbertson, New York, Routledge, 2020). The COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland must be added to a long series of failures of UN-convened international meetings to meet the urgent social and ecological needs of a world threatened […]

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December 6, 2021

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Social Ecology and the Right to the City – Review

Written by Eeva Berglund and originally published on her blog. COVID changes everything Before COVID19 became a pandemic, I proposed to the Finnish Journal of Urban Studies, the only professional publication in Finland dedicated to urban research and spatial planning, that I write a review for them (in Finnish) of this book. I’m working on it. Here, […]

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Review: New collection proposes bold ideas on systemic urban change

Written by Peter G. Prontzos. Originally published on Canadian Dimension here   This collection, published last year by Black Rose Books, is based on the theme of a conference held in Greece in 2017—“The Right to the City and Social Ecology: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities”—and organized by the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE). […]

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Review of ‘The Disobedient Society’

‘The Disobedient Society‘ is a neat little book (190 pages) by Mat Little, published last year by New Compass Press. In it Mat Little probes the question of obedience in our  society; because, despite our ongoing resistance and rallies, we nonetheless show an astonishing basic obedience towards a capitalist economic system that clearly many of […]

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