The Interconnectedness of Ecology and Democracy: Towards a strategy “from below”

By Yavor Tarinski

The Interconnectedness of Ecology and Democracy: Towards a strategy “from below”

[I]t is one thing to establish international treatises, national laws, and environmental ministries and agencies; it is quite another to effect the concrete changes in attitudes, practices and institutions necessary to resolve the ecological crisis.

-Dimitrios Roussopoulos[1] Continue reading “The Interconnectedness of Ecology and Democracy: Towards a strategy “from below””

Narrow Anti-Imperialism as Ideological Cover for Authoritarianism

By Yavor Tarinski

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It is absolutely necessary to rebuild an intellectual and political foundation for criticism and seeking change in the world, but metropolitan anti-imperialism is totally unfit for this job. It has absorbed subordinating imperialistic tendencies, and it is fraught with eurocentrism and void of any true democratic content.

-Yassin al-Haj Saleh[1]

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SYRIZA’s “long march through the institutions” comes to an end?

By Yavor Tarinski

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On July 7th the SYRIZA party (Coalition of the Radical Left) lost the Greek national elections to the conservative New Democracy with a bitter 8% difference, allowing the latter to form a self-reliance government (something which had not happen since the beginning of the crisis in 2008). Continue reading “SYRIZA’s “long march through the institutions” comes to an end?”

Dimensions of Radical Political Emancipation

By Yavor Tarinski

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If we begin with the state, we end with the state.  Let us begin instead with

the popular reunions[…], the various associations and committees[…].

Kristin Ross[1] Continue reading “Dimensions of Radical Political Emancipation”