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*Murray Bookchin #100 – Conference Program*
all time are CEST Time / UTC+2
*SATURDAY 30th OCTOBER*
15.30 – 16.00 Welcoming words
16.00 – 17.00 Political Practice and Activism: Session 1
• Davide Grasso - The Concept of Authority in Bookchin’s Works and
• Azize Cay - Informal hierarchy, organization and activism: insights
from the Democratic Autonomy of North East Syria
• Georgios Daremas - On Bookchin’s Dialectical Naturalism
17.00 – 18.00 Political Practice and Activism: Session 2
• Heval Tekoşîn - Exploring Certainty in Revolutionary Politics
• Thomas Murray - Crack Capitalism or Communalism?
Revolutionary strategies after Adorno
• Metin Guven - Systemic Cycles of Capital Accumulation
and Future of Capitalism
18.00 – 18.30 Break
18.30 – 19.30 Libertarian Municipalism: Session 1
• Ben Price - Municipalism‘s Escape from the Colonizing Imperatives of
Empire in the U.S.
• Robert Case & Bill Barrett - Could local environmental activism be a
gateway to direct democracy at the municipal level? Reflections from
water activism in Wellington County, Ontario
19.30 – 20.30 Libertarian Municipalism: Session 2
• Yavor Tarinski - Bookchin‘s political proposals and ideas on direct
democracy, popular assemblies and municipalism
• Zaid Nasution - Recallable: Delegates Accountability in Democratic
• Dimitri Roussopoulos - From Theory to Practice: the movement building
of radical municipalism
*SUNDAY 31st OCTOBER*
16.00 – 17.00 Nature & Ecology: Session 1
• Giannis Perperidis - Murray Bookchin and Andrew Feenberg: Searching
for Technological Alternatives for the sake of the Environment
• Jordan Yanowitz - Los Angeles and the socio-ecological contexts in
which it sits: Understanding its continental water system and its
• Laura Schleifer - Hierarchy's Hidden Link: How Domination within Human
Society and of Nature Stems from the Human Domination of (Other)
Animals, and How Free Nature Requires Freeing Animals
17.00 – 18.00 Nature & Ecology: Session 2
• Emet Değirmenci – Misanthropy and Ecofascism: Connection
• Johannes Shepard – Nature & Ecology: Covid-19 as an instance of
a larger phenomenon of disease
• Anita Prakash – Restoring Ecology in Troubled Times: Searching for
the Role of Direct Democracy in the Indian context
18.00 – 18.30 Break
18.30 – 19.30 Future Research
• Federico Venturini - Reflections towards a militant social ecology
• Eve Olney & Krini Kafiris - Radical Institute: Developing Sustainable
Social Ecological Praxis
• Marlene Payva – Rethinking the Notion of Nature in International Law
19.30 – 20.30 Book Presentation
• Various authors will present the book: Hunt, S. (eds.), 2021,
Ecological Solidarity & the Kurdish Freedom Movement, Lexington books
• Various authors will present the book: Wright, D & Hill, S (eds.),
2020, Social Ecology and Education: Transforming Worldviews and
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2 weeks ago we had a nice conversation with Damatrà and they are very
positive to host us. They have good connections with the local
administrations and it seems that many grassroots initiatives are
present in Fagagna. Potentially there is an unused (but perfectly
functioning) school that we could use as dormitory / space. Don't get
super excited, it is only a possibility at the moment!
Next week Damatrà will present their work in Fagagna and they will
include also DEEP-T.
We have to prepare a small document (2 pages max) with description of
the project and what we need / what we can offer to the locals.
if you want to help, for the end of this week please draft some ideas
at this link the new new draft activity 2 program. Please check
carefully, especially the parts that regard your group.
Thanks Milja for the edits.
We have still some issues:
1. we need to find a slot where to introduce permaculture BEFORE day 3
that is dedicated to permaculture with a trip.
2. when to we introduce group work (for the activities in day 6-7)?
3. when the groups (for the activities in day 6-7) are formed?
any suggestion or comment is welcome
PS: Marco arrived early this morning, he and margherita are good!
I would like to remember that the core group is composed by 2 members
from each organisation (the team leader and a member).
In this mailing list only the Italian, Serbian and Slovenian teams have
more than one member.
The Spanish, Greek and German groups have only one. As we spoke in
Activity 1, in order to ensure a deeper participation and involvement of
each group please send me a name of an additional person to be added to
this mailing list.
If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact me.
Have a nice and fresh start of the week