Sur: A neighbourhood of history, hope, and resistance: An interview with former mayor Abdullah Demirbas
Debbie Bookchin has penned a powerful new article for The Nation on Erdogan’s current war against the Kurdish movement in Southeastern Turkey, and why the US and EU must act now to stop the bloodshed.
“Why would Erdogan resume the peace process when his NATO allies give him tacit permission to brutalize his own people in the name of combating terrorism? As long as the West supports the PKK’s terrorist designation, Erdogan is cynically betting that Washington [...]
ISE board member Negesti Cantave is on the ground in Ferguson and offers this update:
In the past 48 hours here in Ferguson, MO I have personally been affected by tear gas, and been in close vicinity to rubber bullets and pepper spray. I was personally directed by either National Guard or county police to leave the Ferguson PD area at gun point – to be exact an assault rifle about a foot away from me and pointed at my body [...]
On Tuesday evening, November 18th, at the City University of New York (160 Convent Avenue in Manhattan, 5-7 pm), will be a panel titled “Kobanê & the Rojava Revolution,” featuring David Phillips, Salih Muslim, Nazan Üstündağ and Mutlu Çiviroğlu. The event will be livestreamed at http://www.kurdslist.org/kobane_and_the_rojava_revolution_live.
The announcement for this event states in part:
The genuine social revolution in Rojava (Western Kurdistan/Northern Syria), which was launched over two years ago, has been under constant attack by the Islamic State [of Iraq and [...]
From ISE Associate Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero:
In the last few weeks a public debate has flared up between Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman and environmentalist Richard Heinberg, senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. Heinberg insists that reverting global warming and overall environmental degradation is impossible without stopping economic growth. Krugman dismissed his arguments in a September 18 op-ed (1). Heinberg responded with an article titled “Paul Krugman and the limits of hubris” (2).
The debate over ecology vs. economic growth is not new. In [...]
In September Dan Chodorkoff keynoted a conference on Education for Sustainability at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark. He was the only non-architect on the program. Here is a recording of his presentation, Sustainability, Education, and Utopia, accompanied, in part, by a slide show. Dan begins speaking around 8:20, and the slides begin at 42:45. (The camera appears to focus on the screen whether or not it is in use.)
Other presentations at the conference are available at http://vimeo.com/album/3099138. Starting [...]