Ioanna-Maria Maravelidi writes about the popular responses to the floods that have caused death and destruction in the Thessaly region of Central Greece. The mayors and regional leaders need to listen carefully this time: Neither in Thessaly nor anywhere else, never again FOR us, WITHOUT us! Self-organization is blossoming on the wreckage left by the […]Read More The flame of self-organization and solidarity burns in the Thessalian plain!
Written by Gustave Massiah. We thank Feroz Mehdi for the translation into English. In 2023, France has entered a new period of social and political crisis. The crisis has highlighted the social, ecological and democratic contradictions. The mobilizations are significant. The social movement against the pension reform is continuing. The ecological protest has become more […]Read More An Ecological and Democratic Social Movement
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 […]Read More True justice for Zhina looks like genuine change, inclusiveness and humanity
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 […]Read More New book: “Asking questions with the Zapatistas” (free e-book)
Written by TRISE member Federico Venturini This is a story about my experience as activist-researcher during the covid-19 crisis in Udine, a small city in the North-East of Italy (1). This is not a happy story of actions and results but a narrative of frustration and impotence feelings. At the end of February Italy […]Read More Social movements’ powerlessness at the time of covid-19: A Personal Account
The Maracanã stadium is not only a space for leisure but, above all, a space of struggle. In this documentary (in whose production TRISE members Ersilia Verlinghieri and Federico Venturini also took part), the Grupo Popular Pesquisa em Ação explores the struggle for education, for housing, for indigenous rights, against capital development. This is a […]Read More MARAKÁ’NÀ: struggles in Rio De Janeiro [Documentary]
Article by Eleanor Finley, originally published in ROAR magazine in February 2017 Humanity stands at a crossroads. Now, more than ever, history calls for a grassroots democracy at a global scale. If we look carefully, all the tools are at hand. “Whether the twenty-first century will be the most radical of times or the most […]Read More Reason, creativity and freedom: the communalist model