Direct Democracy against Capitalism

By Yavor Tarinski

The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern corporations.

-Noam Chomsky[1]

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Enlightenment and Ecology: The Legacy of Murray Bookchin in the 21st Century

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Title: Enlightenment and Ecology: The Legacy of Murray Bookchin in the 21st Century

Editor: Yavor Tarinski

Pages: 200

Publisher: Black Rose Books

Year: 2020

For online orders: Black Rose Books

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The bureaucratization of urban space and the need to reclaim our cities

By Yavor Tarinski

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City life, from its beginning, was all about uniting people that were not bonded by blood or clan ties. The only thing that connected them was the urban space they created and the ways of life it leads to. Continue reading “The bureaucratization of urban space and the need to reclaim our cities”

Political Organizing in the 21st Century

By Yavor Tarinski

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« Concern with the problem of organization has meaning only for people convinced that they can and must struggle together (hence, by organizing) and who do not, from the very beginning, assume their own defeat is inevitable. »

Cornelius Castoriadis Continue reading “Political Organizing in the 21st Century”

Greek authorities use COVID-19 lockdown to crack down on self-managed Vio.Me factory

By Yavor Tarinski

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While the Greek people are placed under quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Greek authorities continue their agenda against the social movements in the country. The state has found the perfect timing to conduct its new attack on the self-managed Vio.Me. factory in Thessaloniki: early this morning, accompanied by two squads of riot police, employees of the state-owned electric company have cut off the power to the factory. Continue reading “Greek authorities use COVID-19 lockdown to crack down on self-managed Vio.Me factory”

The anti-NGO discourse in Greece and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

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These days in Greece an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory has successfully infiltrated the public discourse. Officials of the right-wing New Democracy government, as well as by journalists of major media outlets, express suspicion regarding the role of NGOs in the movement of refugees.

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