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”.

Center of Athenian democracy

From citizens of nations to citizens of cities

As philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis underlines, the equality among citizens of Ancient Athens was not based on the granting of equal passive ‘rights’, but active general participation in public affairs.

February 21, 2024

Rojavan canton administration building

Beyond and against homogenisation: Advancing diversity through Democratic Confederalism

Although homogeneity has been advanced by a societal system that presents itself as the only one possible and a product of a determinist evolutionary process, it can still be reversed so that diversity can flourish once again.

February 1, 2024

Occupation of space in Barcelona 2011

Direct democracy and the need for physical space

The project of direct democracy, being a socio-political system that is incompatible with the Nation-State-Capital complex, implies radical change to people’s relations to physical space.

December 15, 2023

Tree of Life monument

The Importance of Political Decentralization: Reflections from the Balkans

Everything about the dominant modern form of social organization tends towards centralization. Capitalism and the nation-state tends to take power away from local communities and concentrate it in the hands of narrow elites.

November 1, 2023

Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park.

Towards Strategies for Social Change beyond Domination

In this sense, a post-capitalist and post-domination society will require its own set of institutions, whose creation must begin from today.

September 7, 2023

Rojavan canton regional building

Ecology Councils: Grassroots Climate Strategies from Mesopotamia

The creation of local ecology councils, transnationally interconnected with each other, could be an immensely important step towards developing sustainable answers to climate change.

August 16, 2023

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