Will the Disordered Always Rule Us?

Faced with a barrage of psychological theories for economic and political ordeals, the Left rightly clings to systemic explanations that assert impersonal forces, not human weaknesses, are responsible for epoch-shaping events. But is this stance always correct?
Citizens in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, express support for an ordinance opposing pipelines. Photo: Lancaster Against Pipelines

An Emerging Movement for Local Democracy

In the U.S., an emerging movement of local communities has set to dismantle corporate power and assert democratic self-government by passing local laws codifying the rights of citizens and communities and banning corporate activities that violate those rights.
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Economic Contradictions and New Opportunities

In their third post on social ecology Korsár and Malmstrõm writes about how the current economic crisis not only creates havoc, but also opportunities for a different social system. Their inspiration comes from David Harvey, Gar Alperovitz, Paul Mason and Jeremy Rifkin.

Inventing the Future, Ignoring the Past

Inventing the Future, currently on radical left reading lists across the UK, offers a strong critique of left organising, defining a ‘folk politics’ the authors believe to be ineffective. But do its proposed solutions throw the baby out with the bathwater?
The Mesopotamian ecology forum presents its aims

The Aims of the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement

On April 23 and 24, 2016, the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement (MEM) held its first conference in the city of Wan (Van). One hundred delegates participated, from a variety of Kurdish cities and provinces. We here present their final declaration, which advances a series of social-ecological aims.
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