Yavor Tarinski

Yavor Tarinski is an independent researcher, activist and author. He participates in social movements around the Balkans, as well as in transnational organizations, dedicated to the production of grassroots knowledge. He is a member of the administrative board of the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology, of the editorial board of the Greek digital journal & publications Aftoleksi, as well as bibliographer at Agora International. Among his books are “Concepts for Democratic and Ecological Society” and “Reclaiming Cities: Revolutionary Dimensions of Political Participation”.

Deadly train collision in Greece reveals the dysfunctionality of State and capitalism – time for self-management

A major social change is urgently needed, one based on total political equality and direct participation, that requires moving beyond statecraft and capitalism

March 13, 2023

Who will Guard the Guardians: Direct Democracy as Suspicion of Authority

It is only by opening up institutions and decision-making processes to the whole of the population, that we can create a more just society.

February 2, 2023


Exarcheia, the subway station, and public space

What is crucial to understand is that this is all a question of politics: of who gets to shape our city – a handful of bureaucrats and capitalist investors, or the vast majority of a district’s inhabitants. It is this political question that frames the content and the outlook of urban space.

January 12, 2023


Political Challenges in the Crisis of Criticism

In other words, information becomes an asset in the service of economic growth—just like our very interactions with one another on social media have been turned into economic activity.

November 30, 2022


From Pseudo-rationalism to Rationality as a quality of thought

The project of direct democracy, of which reason and rational deliberation are an inseparable part, has to be made appealing and desirable for a growing amount of people.

November 16, 2022

Pynx in Athens

Beyond Self-Help and Esotericism: Freedom as Political Action

All the modern short-cuts (such as self-help, esotericism etc.) are tools that can give us an illusion of being free in an unfree world. Actual freedom is nothing short of genuinely democratic action.

July 29, 2022

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