UniverSSE 2017: “From resisting (a world) to creating (a new one)”

By Bengi Akbulut * The 4th Congress of the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS)-Europe, UniverSSE, took place in Athens last month--with plenty of food for thought for political ecologists.  “We are experiencing the derailing of globalised neoliberalism”, read the framework of UniverSSE— a feeling shared by many political ecologists. And it … Continue reading UniverSSE 2017: “From resisting (a world) to creating (a new one)”

Athens 9-11 June, UniverSSE 2017: no one left behind!

This summer Athens will be the meeting point for social and solidarity economy people, collective ventures and organizations all around Europe. The 4th European Congress of Social Solidarity Economy will take place from 9th till 11th of June in the Agricultural University of Athens, under the call "democratizing economy – emancipating society – empowering change". … Continue reading Athens 9-11 June, UniverSSE 2017: no one left behind!

Building alternative economies of food in a context of institutional violence

During a fieldwork interview with two new farmers engaged in agroecological production and alternative food networks in Bizkaia, a province of Euskadi (Basque Country), one said something like "all our young people are in jail". This was a striking comment, but not necessarily a surprising one. While walking through the territory of Euskadi it was common to … Continue reading Building alternative economies of food in a context of institutional violence