Transform-social has texts in English and German language. Most of the texts are not translated. This page lists the English language texts.
A brief fictional story to make it easier to imagine anarchist economics in times of scarcity.
Keywords: Economy, Anarchy, Scarcity, Draft
The anarchist utopia is not dependent on everything being available in abundance.
No one had paid any attention to the water meters for a long time - after all, water, like everything else, was freely accessible and metering was therefore irrelevant.
Bo didn't have to worry about anything else.
This article discusses abstract requirements for future societies based on ethical values, concrete organizational foundations for economic and social planning, and required organizational and technical tools. It also shows how the method of simulation can be used as one tool to support (not dominate) anarchist societies.
Keywords: Economy, Decentralized, Cybernetics, Anarchism
Cybernetics is not about control in the authoritarian sense but about control in the sense of self-regulating and self-organizing, i.e. anti-authoritarian systems.
Decentralization does not mean isolation or rejection of modern technology.
I'm suggesting to use of optimization as an optional tool for multi-level decentralized planning, creating non-coercive suggestions as a decision support tool.
The individualists did not have a huge impact on the solidarity economy.
Notes on toxic and non-toxic relationships patterns, how to break relationship related societal norms and how structures of dominance fuck with relationships.
Keywords: Love, Polyamory, Relationship Anarchy, Society, Relationships, Capitalism
Let's live in relationships that are good for us and undermine dominance structures.
Never let someone tell you, you would not be able to "really" love someone.
Polyamory might not be for everyone but the skills you learn are.
A short overview of antimilitarist movements and reasons to reject wars.
Keywords: Antimilitarism, Nonviolence, Pacifism, War Resisters International
Strive for the removal of all causes of war.
Some pacifists support the idea of "peaceful military missions", others (like the anarcho-pacifists) do not.
Reflecting on racism from a white perspective. Looking at the various forms of oppression that come with racism.
Keywords: Racism, Oppression, Intersectionality, System
It should not be the responsibility of BIPOC to explain racism to white people.
Race does not exist, but race matters.
Racism can lead to severe psychological damage.
Society and media tell us that we should strive to find the "one true love". Why do they want us to do so and what are the consequnces? How we can lead a better life by telling a different story about love.
Keywords: Love, Polyamory, Relationship Anarchy, Society
Why are we told this toxic story about love?
Not every problem someone has with his girlfriend is necessarily due to the capitalist mode of production.
Polyamory or Relationship Anarchy might not be for everyone but the skills you learn are
50 years after the short but inspiring history of CyberSyn, there is still a lot to learn from this project and its underlying theory of organizational cybernetics.
Keywords: Economy, Decentralized, Cybernetics
Hold on for this ride back in history that still feels like science fiction.
In complex systems, central control is not viable.
Beer explains why only decentralized organizations can cope with complex environments.
It is a source of inspiration for decentralized anarchist economies.
Grace, Katja, 2021/04
This interview with an activist from Women in Exile gives some insight into the situation of women in Kenya, refugee camps, and the German Asylum system.
Keywords: Asylum, Women, No Camps
However, being locked in a prison inside of a prison is not the solution.
When you have to fear being deported every day, you don’t really worry about climate change.
Migration due to climate change might increase and it should not be illegalized.
Some thoughts about how anarchist societies could handle a pandemic.
Keywords: Utopia, Anarchy, Society
That way, each community can decide about their balence between freedom and security and define for themselves the meaning solidarity in times of pandemic.
However, if it turns out that the pandemic can't be stopped with decentral diversity, there might be a need for a global decision.
Criticism of current societies, how free and solidary societies could be organized and how to get there.
Keywords: Free And Solidary Societies, Transformation, Strategy
This is not one idea, pattern or blueprint of free and solidary societies, but rather a framework, in which multiple diverse ideas of living together and organizing can co-exist.
Thus the power stays decentral and local, always focused on the needs of the people while still being able to make decisions globally.
If you want to be part of a consensus-based anarchist project you should discuss in that group what being responsible for the decisions you made and the rules you agreed upon really means. This includes talking about processes of conflict resolution and separation.
Keywords: Anarchy, Responsibility, Consensus, Separation, Organization, Conflicts
These rules are only worth the time needed to agree on them as a group if the group takes the responsibility to stick to them.
The idea of anarchist societies is not based on the idea of all people wanting the same, but on the idea of decentral groups each acting in their way as long as it does not affect others. In such a society separation from one group and joining an other or even traveling through some groups would not be a sign of failure of the first group or the individual but a chance for personal and group development.