Why Citizens and not Workers

by Yavor Tarinski

When in countries that are called civilized, we see age going to the workhouse
and youth to the gallows, something must be wrong in the system of government
.

~ Thomas Paine [1]

For too long now many have been viewing social emancipation through an overtly economistic lens. This is evident from the persistence of some on insisting that class analysis is central to social change: exploring which economic class is most prone to revolt against its oppressors, trying to mobilise along class line, etc.

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Griechenland in Flammen

Geschrieben von Yavor Tarinski

Dies sind Bilder aus Euböa (Εύβοια), Griechenland, wo wegen der rasenden Waldbrände hunderte Häuser niedergebrannt sind und ihre Bewohner:innen – jetzt Klimaflüchtlinge – gezwungen sind, in Notunterkünfte in Sporthallen zu fliehen. Es ist nicht nur Euböa, in vielen Gegenden Griechenlands verschlingen die Flammen den fünften Tag in Folge sowohl Wälder als auch menschliche Siedlungen. Sie hinterlassen vollständig zerstörte lebensnotwendige Ökosysteme und zerstörte Grundlagen des Lebensunterhalts der Bewohner:innen.

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Grécia em Chamas: a crise climática gerada pelo capitalismo resulta em um crescente número de refugiados climáticos

Por Yavor Tarinski

Estas são as imagens de Evia, na Grécia, onde centenas de lares foram queimados por um fogo furioso. Seus habitantes, agora refugiados climáticos, foram forçados a fugir para acampamentos improvisados e estádios. E não é somente na ilha, porque muitos outros lugares da Grécia têm sido tomados pelas chamas há quinze dias, incluindo florestas e assentamentos humanos. O que fica para trás é a completa destruição de ecossistemas e formas de vida.

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Greece in Flames: Capitalist-made Climate Crisis leaves an increasing number of Climate Refugees

By Yavor Tarinski

These are the images from Euboea (Εύβοια), Greece, where due to raging wildfires hundreds of homes have been burned down and their inhabitants – now climate refugees – were forced to flee to make-shift camps on stadiums. And it is not only Euboea, as in many other places in Greece for fifth day now flames have been engulfing both forests and human settlements alike, leaving behind the complete destruction of vital ecosystems and livelihoods.

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Autonomy and Social Ecology: contrasting the visions of Cornelius Castoriadis and Murray Bookchin

In this episode of the podcast “Castoriadis and Autonomy in the 21st Century” author Yavor Tarinski joins the hosts to discuss the projects of Autonomy and Social Ecology, contrasting the visions of Cornelius Castoriadis and Murray Bookchin.

Climate Change, domination and the temporality of Direct Democracy

By Yavor Tarinski

[Being masters or possesors of nature] has no meaning – except to enslave society to an absurd project and to the structures of domination embodying that project.

~Cornelius Castoriadis[1]

The debates surrounding Climate Change almost always contain certain urgency and it couldn’t be otherwise as it is an issue that, if unattended on time, will develop into a catastrophe with existential for humanity consequences. So of course, there is need of a well coordinate action on global scale so as to avoid the grimmest of projections.

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مع تصاعد الهجمات التركية على جنوب كردستان، يلتقي الشعب الكردي وحلفاؤهمن جميع أنحاء أوروبا اليوم في إربيل. ويعلنون معًا عن مبادرة دولية جديدة للدفاععن كردستان من الاحتلال التركي. وهذه هي مطالبهم.

لذلك، وبصوت موحد من الوضوح الأخلاقي، نود أن ندين بشكل لا لبس فيه، استمرار احتلال الجيش التركي لجنوب كردستان وأن نقف متضامنين مع شعب جنوب كردستان وقوات المقاومة الكردية في حماية وطنهم.

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Difendere il Kurdistan dall’occupazione turca

Noi – politici, difensore dei diritti umani, giornalisti, accademiche, parlamentari, attiviste politiche, ecologisti e femministe di tutta Europa – abbiamo seguito da vicino i pericolosi sviluppi derivanti dagli attacchi della Turchia al Kurdistan del Sud (Nord Iraq) a partire dal 23 aprile 2021. Di conseguenza, ci siamo riuniti oggi a Erbil e abbiamo deciso che dobbiamo far sentire la nostra voce.

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Défendre le Kurdistan contre l’occupation turque

Nous – représentant·e·s politiques, défenseur·e·s des droits humains, journalistes, universitaires, parlementaires, activistes politiques, écologistes et féministes de toute l’Europe – avons suivi de près les dangereux développements résultant des attaques de la Turquie contre le Kurdistan du sud (nord de l’Irak) depuis le 23 avril 2021. Par conséquent, nous nous sommes réuni·e·s à Erbil aujourd’hui et avons décidé que nous devons nous exprimer.

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