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 […]Read More Alternative Solutions Towards a New System for People Powered Politics: Social Ecology!
Written by Murray Bookchin. Originally published as a chapter of the book “The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies & the Promise of Direct Democracy” (2015) Libertarian municipalism constitutes the politics of social ecology, a revolutionary effort in which freedom is given institutional form in public assemblies that become decision-making bodies. It depends upon libertarian leftists running […]Read More Cities: The Unfolding of Reason in History
Direct democracy is returning to France: a cultural battle whose theoretical foundations are largely based on the thinking of the American intellectual Murray Bookchin. His “libertarian municipalism” has inspired municipal citizen lists, as he inspired the Yellow Vests and the Kurdish revolution in Rojava. By Gaspard d’Allens Published in Reporterre, February 28, 2020 Translated to […]Read More In France, Libertarian Municipalism Finds Its Way
Written by Yavor Tarinski Introduction With the rise of cities, a major power shift is occurring this century across the planet in both economic and political terms. Dimitrios Roussopoulos Nowadays the importance of the city is increasing, not only because of the fact that the majority of the human population is currently living […]Read More City, Municipality, Commons: Rebel Cities in the Neoliberal Age
This report was provided by the organizers of the 2nd International Meeting on Social Ecology On the weekend of the 28th of October 2017, the 2nd International Meeting on Social Ecology was held in the occupied school of La Karmela, Bilbao, Euskal Herria (Basque Country). They were an opportunity to pay tribute to the struggles […]Read More Report from the 2nd International Meeting on Social Ecology in Bilbao
Written by Yavor Tarinski Introduction Life on this planet, as we know it, is a result of fragile environmental conditions that the contemporary predominant neoliberal system has already began to alter. Capitalism and its doctrine of unlimited economic growth seems to completely neglect this dependency and continues to violently exploit nature for the benefit of […]Read More Commons, Social Ecology and the Transcending of Capitalism