Belarus and Soviet Authoritarianism: Interview with Ihar Alinevich

Introduction & questions: Yavor Tarinski

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The political lessons of Goblin Slayer: Against spectacle and bureaucracy

By Yavor Tarinski

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The Imagination is a weapon. Those who don’t use it die first.

Goblin Slayer in Episode 2, Season 1

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The Case against Police Brutality: Towards Radical Social Transformation

By Yavor Tarinski

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[T]he biggest enemy of society’s security is the state and the private organization’s belonging to it.

Selma Irmak, member of the Democratic Society Congress[1]  Continue reading “The Case against Police Brutality: Towards Radical Social Transformation”

Nation-State, Nationalism and the Need for Roots

By Yavor Tarinski

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The State is a cold concern which cannot inspire love, but itself kills, suppresses everything that might be loved; so one is forced to love it, because there is nothing else. That is the moral torment to which all of us today are exposed.

Simone Weil[1] Continue reading “Nation-State, Nationalism and the Need for Roots”

Free Public Transport and the Right to the City

By Yavor Tarinski

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“Free public transportation implies many changes, a completely new way to look at the city, both in terms of how we move and how we tax, but also how we live, where we live, how we relate to each other as a society, and our broader relationship to the urban, regional and global eco-system.”

Judith Dellheim & Jason Prince [1] Continue reading “Free Public Transport and the Right to the City”

The political ecology of Cornelius Castoriadis

By Yavor Tarinski

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Ecology played a major role in the thought of Cornelius Castoriadis. Castoriadis viewed ecology in stark contrast from most environmentalists, now and then. Like political ecologists and the readers of this blog, he insisted that nature is not a commodity, and should not be seen as something separated from society. For Castoriadis, nature was integral to his, and anyone’s, political project. Continue reading “The political ecology of Cornelius Castoriadis”

Interview with Kristin Ross | May ’68: Beyond Artificial Commemorations and Remembrances

Interview by Yavor Tarinski. You can find the interview in Greek here.

κριστιν-ρος-συνέντευξηyyytyyt-1-750x464Kristin Ross gave an interview for Babylonia journal, analyzing the meanings and significances of May ’68. She will be speaker at this year’s B-Fest (25th-26th-27th of May in the Fine Arts School in Athens). Ross is a professor of comparative literature at New York University and author of many books like “May ’68 and Its Afterlives”, “The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune” and “Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune”. Continue reading “Interview with Kristin Ross | May ’68: Beyond Artificial Commemorations and Remembrances”

Interview with Redneck Revolt: Arms Possession & Social Anti-fascism in U.S.A.

Interview with Redneck Revolt by Yavor Tarinski and Kostas Savvopoulos for Babylonia Journal. You can find the interview in Greek here.

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On this year’s B-Fest in Athens we have with us people from the RedneckRevolt movement from the U.S. (25th-26th-27th of May in the Fine Arts School in Athens). Redneck Revolt was founded in 2016 as an anti-racist, anti-fascist network of community defense formations. Continue reading “Interview with Redneck Revolt: Arms Possession & Social Anti-fascism in U.S.A.”