Социални и екологични измерения на рекуперацията на фабрики

factoryАвтор: Явор Тарински

Мнозина все още твърдят, че рекуперацията на работни места не е алтернатива на капитализма. И може би, сама по себе си, не е. […] Но също така тя се простира отвъд това: същите тези работници, вместо да се чувстват депресирани и със смачкано достойнство, проправят път за други да поемат контрола върху собствения си живот.

Марина Ситрин

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O futebol como bem comum

football-aux-footballeursPor Yavor Tarinski

Em seu livro O futebol ao sol e à sombra, Eduardo Galeano apontou a comercialização do esporte mais famoso do mundo e seu desligamento  das bases. Nela, ele diz que “quando o esporte se tornou uma indústria, a beleza que brota da alegria do jogo, foi arrancada por suas próprias raízes. O futebol profissional condena tudo o que é inútil e inútil significa não rentável “. Mais uma vez vimos isso na Copa do Mundo de 2014 no Brasil, onde o futebol moderno apareceu pelo que realmente é: um mecanismo que serve a lógica de acumulação constante de capital, Para aqueles que, no fundo, não podem dar-se ao luxo de participar dessa celebração da cultura consumista moderna. Foi transformado em espetáculo, mais uma mercadoria nas prateleiras do supermercado global, no qual podemos participar apenas como consumidores passivos. Continue reading “O futebol como bem comum”

Politicizing Ecology – Beyond Technocracy and Constant Growth

27black-superJumboBy Yavor Tarinski

For some decades now the human civilization has embarked on a journey to rapidly extract whatever resource it can from the planet as to maintain its current predominant doctrine — unlimited economic growth. There are, as one could imagine, dire consequences resulting from this activity that places in danger our very future. Despite the dangers that are going together with the growth doctrine, we are being told to blindly direct our hopes towards “science” as the ultimate crisis resolver, to clean up the mess left from extreme extractivism. Continue reading “Politicizing Ecology – Beyond Technocracy and Constant Growth”

The Future is a “Pluriverse”- An Interview with David Bollier on the Potential of the Commons

commons-wordle2-768x511Interview by Antonis Brumas and Yavor Tarinski

Some believe that the commons are incompatible with commodity markets. Others claim that markets and commons may form mutually beneficial relations with each other. What are your own views on this issue? Continue reading “The Future is a “Pluriverse”- An Interview with David Bollier on the Potential of the Commons”

Σκέψεις πάνω στον Καστοριάδη και τον Μπούκτσιν

ES_1602_0351By Yavor Tarinski

Η πρωταρχική απειλή για τη φύση και τον άνθρωπο σήμερα προέρχεται από τη συγκέντρωση και τη μονοπώληση της εξουσίας και του ελέγχου – Vandana Shiva[1]

Στην εποχή μας, οι «από πάνω» συνεχώς μας λένε  ότι δεν έχουμε άλλη επιλογή παρά μόνο να συμμορφωθούμε με το καθεστώς. Οι κυρίαρχοι θεσμοί εξουσίας κάνουν ό,τι μπορούν για να μας πείσουν ότι η λύση στα κοινωνικά και περιβαλλοντικά προβλήματα θα βρεθεί στις ίδιες πολιτικές που τα δημιούργησαν. Το αφήγημα «δεν υπάρχει εναλλακτική» (TINA) συνεχίζει να κυριαρχεί στον κυρίαρχο λόγο,  και η ευρεία καταναλωτική κουλτούρα, σε συνδυασμό με την μακρά κρίση αντιπροσώπευσης, δηλητηριάζουν το ανθρώπινο φαντασιακό με κυνισμό, γενικευμένο κομφορμισμό και απάθεια. Continue reading “Σκέψεις πάνω στον Καστοριάδη και τον Μπούκτσιν”

Chalkida: 2017 Έτος Καστοριάδη | 20 χρόνια μετά

17991210_1031442340321720_8998928229515072212_nΗχητικό της εκδήλωσης-συζήτησης που διοργάνωσε το πολιτικό περιοδικό ΒΑΒΥΛΩΝΙΑ τη Δευτέρα 24/04/2017 στο Εργατικό Κέντρο Εύβοιας, στη Χαλκίδα.

ΟΜΙΛΗΤΕΣ: Γιάννης Κτενάς | Γιάβoρ Ταρίνσκι | Νίκος Χριστόπουλος.
Εισήγηση-συντονισμός: Γιώργος Παπαχριστοδούλου .

Επεξεργασία υλικού: Παναγιώτης Κούστας

Υπάρχουν πολλοί τρόποι να αποτιμηθεί ένας στοχαστής: ο φιλολογικός, ο ακαδημαϊκός, ο πολιτικός-κοινωνικός. Ο φιλοσοφικός λόγος του Κορνήλιου Καστοριαδη, υπήρξε πάντα λόγος πολιτικός, λόγος πρακτικός, με τη φιλοδοξία να εμπνεύσει εκ νέου το επαναστατικό πρόταγμα της ατομικής και κοινωνικής αυτονομίας. Continue reading “Chalkida: 2017 Έτος Καστοριάδη | 20 χρόνια μετά”

Κορνήλιος Καστοριάδης, Μικρά Αποσπάσματα για την Αυτονομία

castoras-o-mastorasΑνθολόγηση κειμένων του Καστοριάδη: Νίκος Ιωάννου, Γιάννης Κτενάς, Αλέξανδρος Σχισμένος, Yavor Tarinski.

Σελιδοποίηση – Γραφιστική επιμέλεια: Αδελφός Κουφίωνας.

Κορνήλιος Καστοριάδης, Μικρά Αποσπάσματα για την Αυτονομία, εκδόσεις Βαβυλωνία, Αθήνα, Απρίλιος 2017.

Έκδοση για τα 20 χρόνια από τον θάνατο του Καστοριάδη

Το 2017 είναι η χρονιά που συμπληρώνονται είκοσι έτη από τον θάνατο του σπουδαίου φιλοσόφου Κορνήλιου Καστοριάδη, ο οποίος πέθανε στο Παρίσι στις 26 Δεκεμβρίου του 1997. Continue reading “Κορνήλιος Καστοριάδης, Μικρά Αποσπάσματα για την Αυτονομία”

Democratizing Education

hand_tree__largeBy Yavor Tarinski

Just think how the old traditional hierarchy is always trying to find out who is the best among us… and I think this is a bad idea. It is not the best, the greatest, but different that is beautiful. I don’t want to see if someone is better or not better than me: I want to learn if something is different. That, from my point of the view is at the core of what we call democratic education.

-Yaacov Hecht[1]

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Individuals and minorities in the framework of direct democracy

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Jan Lingelbach’s Campo Vaccino te Rome (1653)
 By Yavor Tarinski

First of all, direct democracy, the democratic regime I’m thinking about, is not paradise on earth. It’s not the perfect regime, and I don’t know what perfect regime means.
Cornelius Castoriadis [1]

With the recent electoral success of the far-right in Europe and around the world certain fears of society, of the excessive masses, has been resurrected among liberals and leftists (if such fears were ever dead). They are rooted in an elitist tradition, shared by many political tendencies, that views society as inherently irresponsible, if not even cannibalistic, and thus in need of restrainment by enlightened extra-social institutions which to keep it “civilized”. Continue reading “Individuals and minorities in the framework of direct democracy”

Castoriadis in the context of post-socialist Eastern Europe

1404856_1055703617815224_7784966476886222580_oBy Yavor Tarinski

This year marks 95 years from the birth of the big philosopher Cornilius Castoriadis as well as 20 years from his death. A long period of time in which much have changed but somewhat his thought remains as relevant and as fresh as during those rebellious days and nights of May ’68 when the Parisian youth, influenced to a large extent by him and his associates, challenged the dominant and bankrupt significations of that period, proposing instead new and radical narrative, rooted in one democratic tradition. Continue reading “Castoriadis in the context of post-socialist Eastern Europe”