Grace Gershuny on the evolution of the organic food movement

Learning from History, Going on From Here  (originally published on Grace’s blog, Organic Revolutionary) The world has changed considerably in the forty years since I attended my first NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Conference–then also billed as a “celebration of rural life.” So too has the organization, which has gone from a marginal little group …

By Grace Gershuny | November 2nd, 2018 | Article Archive, Grace Gershuny, Green & Food Politics, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

2 Recent talks by Dan Chodorkoff

Here are videos of 2 recent talks by Dan Chodorkoff, who co-founded the ISE together with Murray Bookchin back in 1974.  The first is from a panel on Social Ecology and Urban Movements, held at the Ecopolis Social Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece in September 2017.  The second was recorded in early February 2018 at McGill …

By ISE | February 28th, 2018 | Author, Dan Chodorkoff, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Social Ecology: Communalism against Climate Chaos

An article by ISE board member Brian Tokar, featured in the Winter 2018 issue of ROAR Magazine with an overall theme of System Change: “To address the full magnitude of the climate crisis and maintain a habitable planet for future generations we need to shatter the myths of capitalist growth once and for all.”

By Brian Tokar | January 2nd, 2018 | Article Archive, Brian Tokar, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

New review of “Ecology or Catastrophe”

Published in Anarchist Studies 25:1, pp.103-105. By Eleanor Finley, University of Massachusetts Amherst, PhD student & ISE Board member, and Dr. Federico Venturini, Independent Researcher and Activist, Transnational Institute for Social Ecology A review of Janet Biehl, Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin, Oxford University Press, 2015 In recent years, there has been …

By Eleanor Finley | November 19th, 2017 | Article Archive, Eleanor Finley, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Teaming with Black activists and microbes for the soul of organic

by Grace Gershuny, [Originally posted at http://www.organic-revolutionary.com/single-post/2017/05/29/Teaming-with-Black-activists-and-microbes-for-the-soul-of-organic] I tend to be a big picture thinker, and have always just assumed that the connections between organic agriculture and social justice were self-evident. Yet clearly many others don’t see this connection, and believe that with the advent of a federally mandated organic certification and marketing program, organic …

By Grace Gershuny | September 18th, 2017 | Article Archive, Grace Gershuny, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Kurds and supporters gather in Hamburg

Internationalizing Democratic Modernity : A report from Challenging Capitalist Modernity III by Eleanor Finley From April 15 – 17, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany the Kurdish freedom movement held its third instantiation of Challenging Capitalist Modernity, the biennial conference dedicated to ‘democratic modernity’ and the ideas developed by imprisoned Kurdish political leader Abdullah Ocalan. On the …

By Eleanor Finley | April 24th, 2017 | Article Archive, Author, Eleanor Finley, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Reason, creativity and freedom: The communalist model

On the unique relevance of communalism in this historical moment. By Eleanor Finley, originally published by ROAR Magazine.

Beyond the Limits of Nature: A social-ecological view of growth and degrowth

ISE board member Eleanor Finley has a new article titled Beyond the Limits of Nature: A social-ecological view of growth and degrowth. Part of the series Ecology after capitalism, it draws on Bookchin’s work to interrogate the limits of the degrowth perspective and contrasts it with social ecology’s analysis of post-scarcity and ecological development.

By ISE | February 9th, 2017 | Article Archive, Author, Eleanor Finley, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Sur: A neighbourhood of history, hope, and resistance: An interview with former mayor Abdullah Demirbas

From 2004 until 2012, Abdullah Demirbas served as mayor of Diyarbakir (or Amed), Kurdistan’s central Sur District, which has been largely destroyed in recent months by Turkish military assault.

By Eleanor Finley | July 21st, 2016 | Anthropology, Current Movements, Eleanor Finley, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |