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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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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Fighting to Save Democracy Under Capitalism is a Dead End

Written by Kali Akuno, Brian Drolet and Doug Norberg There are many deeply problematic and dangerous presumptions embedded in this “defend democracy” orientation. For one, it says and does nothing for the vast majority of humanity that have never experienced the alleged benefits of bourgeois democracy. And for another, it presumes that bourgeois democracy is […]

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Rethinking Ecofeminist Politics: Creating a New Political Realm

Written by Janet Biehl. Excerpt from Rethinking Ecofeminist Politics (Boston: South End Press, 1991), pp150-157. Social ecology distinguishes between statecraft, as a system of dealing with the public realm by means of professionalized administrators and their legal monopoly on violence, on the one hand, and politics, as the management of the community on a grassroots […]

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Radicalising democracy: How Hannah Arendt’s legacy endures in Barcelona

Written by Hettie O’Brien. Excerpt from Verso’s blog In 1963, having fled Germany for New York, political philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote that: “no one could be called either happy or free without participating, and having a share, in public power”. Had she been alive to witness Brexit, the ascendancy of Donald Trump, and the election […]

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TRISE at the World Social Forum in Montreal

TRISE is at place at the World Social Forum in Montreal 9th -14th August! Together with our close comrades Black Rose Books and the Institute for Social Ecology we help to organize a whole set of workshops from the 10th -13th (Wednesday to Saturday). Below you find a list of links to the different workshops. A poster, […]

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