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Why Internationalist Antinationalism?

04.11.2015
Presently, people are divided as “nations” and “peoples.” But our goal is to make all people see that these separations distract them from uniting with each other. In this article, the antinational group Routes Sucrées explain what they mean by international solidarity.
Marching revolutionary workers in Petrograd 1917

On Murray Bookchin's "Third Revolution"

24.10.2015
Murray Bookchin’s four-volume "Third Revolution" rescues from historical amnesia the men and women who fought for revolutions that fleetingly spawned radical practices of freedom and democracy. This is a review of volume three, which covers the Russian Revolution from 1917 to 1921.
Under the pavement, the beach!

Searching for Streets of Sugar

16.10.2015
Routes Sucrées is a magazine published by a Berlin-based collective. Starting today, Routes Sucrées will contribute regularly to New Compass. We had a talk with activist Leia about Routes Sucrées, radical organizing, and the German Left.
Women's defense in refugee camps

Forget the UN! Meet the Self-Determining Refugees

07.10.2015
Rejecting the victim narrative, PKK-supported refugee camps in Kurdistan have taken control of their fates by creating their own autonomous system. Refugees, who have had everything taken away from them, are now creating a life in dignity and power.

Beyond the Growth Doctrine

05.10.2015
In order to be able to imagine and to create a society that is not based on constant economic growth, we have to move beyond narrow mechanistic and consumerist thinking. This means to oppose the dominance that the economy has in all spheres of modern life and subordinate it to the political.
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Ecological Modernity versus Capitalist Modernity

29.09.2015
An ecological future will not be founded on de-growth nor a rejection of material prosperity. The progress of the Industrial Revolution needs to be accelerated, not halted. Growth is not our enemy. Marco Rosaire Rossi thinks we’re looking at it all wrong.

On not being ruled by 'the best'

24.09.2015
Elections have long been seen as synonymous with democracy but their repetitious use merely reinforces oligarchy while giving the appearance of popular power. There is growing interest in random selection as a way of challenging elite control and making government reflective of society
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An Interview with Dimitri Roussopoulos

22.09.2015
Dimitrios I. Roussopoulos, the author of New Compass's latest publication—Political Ecology: Beyond Environmentalism—recently gave a talk in London. We had a conversation with him about the ideas in the book, the audience it appeals to, and the relevance and successes of social ecology.

National Sovereignty Does not Exist Anymore

19.09.2015
A new book by Dimitri Roussopoulos, “Political Ecology,” is now available on New Compass Press. In the epilogue to the book, Roussopoulos argues that the Greek crisis shows that the only effective defense against the brutal power of capitalism is if civil society tries to reorganize society.
Cizre freedom march

The Siege of Cizre

18.09.2015
As the conflict in Turkey spirals out of control the aggressions against the Kurdish population gets increasingly violent. The latest in a row of belligerent attacks is the siege of Cizre, leaving parts of the town demolished and over twenty civilians dead.

- We Have a Lot to Learn

17.09.2015
We have a lot to learn from the PKK’s self-analysis of what they got wrong, states David Graeber. He has written the preface the latest book by Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned PKK leader. Here Graeber talks about the importance of the five volumes to be published by New Compass Press.

Beyond Ideology

09.09.2015
Ideology castrates ideas, turning them into sterile, mummified dogmas that cannot exist beyond their initial form. If we are going to challenge the existing order, we need to move beyond ideology. This does not mean abdicating from our ideas and principles, but their constant re-evaluation and development.

Imagining a World Beyond Corporate Control

06.09.2015
The commons is a source of hope for those willing to imagine a world beyond capitalism. It represents a space between the private market and the political state in which humanity can control and democratically root our common wealth.
Yazidi resistance, photo by Dilar Dirik

After the Genocide: Yazidi Women Fight Back

22.08.2015
Having suffered a traumatic genocide, Yazidi women on Mount Sinjar mobilize their autonomous armed and political resistance with the PKK’s philosophy. The atmosphere of Rojava now animates Shengal, where new councils, protests, meetings, and resistance constitutes a bold social revolution.
Marco Rossi candidate for mayor Olympia for All

My Hope is to Win

14.08.2015
“The legacy of electoral absenteeism within the left, particularly within anarchism, is a complete dead end,” says New Compass contributor Marco Rossaire Rossi. In this interview he tells why he run as candidate for mayor in Olympia, Washington (USA), and what his group hopes to achieve.

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