Do We Need a New Theory of the State?

Written by Metin Güven The struggle for the right to the city is growing in different contexts all over the world. For example, tens of thousands of people rebelled to protect Gezi Park in Istanbul in 2013, yet their actual driving motivation was resisting the authoritarian government that is trying to control every aspect of […]

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March 9, 2021

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Why does Neoliberalism Persist?

Written by Christos Mantoudis Neoliberalism has undoubtedly become one of the most influential ideologies across the Globe over the last 40 years. This unique kind of capitalism has dominated the agenda of policy makers, business men and interest groups at national and transnational level. More importantly, neoliberalism has managed to effectively coexist with various political […]

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February 24, 2021

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Life, Freedom & Ethics: International Conference on Peter Kropotkin

Black Rose Books, in global collaboration with other organizations, scholars, activists, and university departments, organized a conference (5-8 of February) to celebrate Peter Kropotkin’s life and work. This conference commemorated 100 years since his death on February 8th, 1921. Kropotkin is undoubtedly one of the most important anarchist thinkers to understand the vision, and action, […]

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February 14, 2021

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The Democratization of Cities in North Kurdistan

Written by Ercan Ayboga The History of Cities in North Kurdistan After the foundation of the Republic of Turkey, the cities in North (Turkish-occupied) Kurdistan became progressively poorer relative to those in the Turkish state. This led to comparatively weak municipalities ruled by so-called system parties, which were hierarchical, corrupt, and extremely alienated from the […]

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Towards Universal Animal Rights Approach

Written by Metin Güven The issue of animal rights has become increasingly complex for groups and social movements developing policies based on ecological views. Sustainable agriculture or agroecology methods may involve animal farming. Questions arise whether animal meat or dairy products could be part of these processes or whether universal veganism is the best option […]

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January 18, 2021

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Video from “Enlightenment and Ecology” book launch

  Video from the book launch of “Enlightenment and Ecology: The Legacy of Murray Bookchin in the 21st Century”, edited by TRISE member Yavor Tarinski. The event took place on 14th of January, date that marks 100 years from the birth of Murray Bookchin, founding theorist of social ecology and one of the most profound […]

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January 15, 2021

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