Debbie Bookchin

Recent Social Ecology media links

As reported by Debbie Bookchin:

In case you haven’t seen it, here are some recent media items featuring social ecology that may be of interest:
 
The internationalist commune of Rojava sent this beautiful greeting (in Spanish with English subtitles) to the Second International Social Ecology Conference in Bilbao in October. It mentions Social Ecology and Murray a number of times and talks about how they are inspired to put these ideas into practice in Rojava:

 

 
Also, this is an excellent report on the event. It’s in Spanish but easy to read, for those who may not know Spanish, with Google Translate:

 
http://www.alasbarricadas.org/noticias/node/39192

 
For those […]

ROAR Magazine interview with Debbie Bookchin

ROAR Magazine (Reflections on a Revolution), one of the very best websites chronicling today’s protest movements and global uprisings, has posted an extended interview with Debbie Bookchin about her father’s legacy and the importance of his essays collected in the book, The Next Revolution, co-edited by Debbie and ISE board member Blair Taylor. The interview is by ISE alum and University of Leeds doctoral student Federico Venturini.

On the question of Murray Bookchin’s most lasting contributions, Debbie explains:
On a very basic level, his introduction of ecology as a political category was extraordinary. He was fifty years ahead of his time […]

NY Times letter on Kobane

From the New York Times editorial page, November 25, 2014. Also see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-schumacher-and-debbie-bookchin/the-kurdish-experiment-in-radical-decentralism_b_5996184.html:
To the Editor:

Re: “More Than a Battle, Kobani Is a Publicity War” (front page, Nov. 20):
While the Syrian border town of Kobani may be viewed as a public relations battle by the United States and the Islamic State, Kobani’s true strategic importance is that it exemplifies the new Kurdish commitment to eschewing nationalism in favor of building a citizen-empowered democracy that departs radically even from existing forms of democracy in the West.
In Kobani, as in other towns in the Kurdish-held Rojava region of Syria, the Kurds have […]

Review of “Recovering Bookchin” by Andy Price

Author/journalist Debbie Bookchin and ISE Board member Bea Bookchin offer this in-depth review of Andy Price's new book, Recovering Bookchin (New Compass Press, November 2012):