Ecology was of great interest for Castoriadis, one of the great philosophers of the 20th century. In his later writings, Castoriadis incorporated ecology into his political project of autonomy, based on direct democracy. For Castoriadis ecology is political because it raises the fundamental question of our purpose in this world and of limiting ourselves in relation to one another and the world we have come to inhabit.
What will happen in the area of the former Hellenikon airport and the coast of Ag. Kosmas is not only an issue that concerns the inhabitants of the neighboring municipalities. It transgresses locality - affecting all citizens of Athens - and it questions environmental justice in the city, the access to green and blue amenities, and … Continue reading The planned development of Hellenikon: A sacrifice that needs to be contested
Giorgos Velegrakis reports from Athens' struggles against EU immigration policy, and for the creation of a new political community. Since 2015 and the emergence of the refugee movement to Europe, Greece has become a major stopover on the journey of people seeking a better and safer life. Thousands of immigrants from Syria, Kurdistan, Iraq, Afghanistan … Continue reading 400 refugees, 7 floors, 1 home – Solidarity space in Athens’ City Plaza Hotel
How can agrifood alternatives become part of activist strategies, which embody a politics of extending conflict and social struggle to confront the capital-state nexus, rather than just aiming at building difference or autonomy in the cracks of capitalism? Alternative agrifood movements such as organic farming, fair trade, slow food, community-supported agriculture, and local food networks have proliferated since … Continue reading Reclaiming democracy through alternative food economies