Video: Insurgent Campaigns and Building Movement Power – An Ecology of Tactics

If you weren’t able to make it to our 2019 Vancouver Intensive, you can check out video from the panel “Insurgent Campaigns and Building Movement Power: An Ecology of Tactics.” Featuring City Councillor Jean Swanson and COPE (Coalition of Progressive Electors) activists Shawn Vullliez and Derrick O’Keefe, the panel explores the interrelation between social movement …

By ISE | June 19th, 2019 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Saladdin Ahmed on the Significance of the Sudanese Revolution

ISE board member Saladdin Ahmed has an insightful new article on “The Significance of the Sudanese Revolution” up at Telos.  Telos has been an important journal of critical theory since 1968, introducing a wide variety of Frankfurt School and French radical thinkers to U.S. audiences as well as publishing occasional articles by ISE co-founder Murray Bookchin. …

By ISE | June 18th, 2019 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Climate action in Rojava

“To defend nature, we must organize” – Greetings from Rojava to the climate movement! An action took place in the city of Qamislo in Rojava as part of the global action day of the climate movement, “FridaysForFuture.” Together with the city administration of Qamislo, internationalists from Make Rojava Green Again demonstrated with students of the …

By ISE | May 27th, 2019 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Rethinking Social Transformation online seminar: Apr. 29-May 27

Enroll today for the spring session of our online seminar Rethinking Social Transformation! Taught by ISE faculty Rob Ogman, this five-session seminar that explores the challenges and possibilities of linking emancipatory vision to practical political engagement in the current historical context. It meets Mondays at 3 pm ET from April 29 to May 27. The course …

By ISE | April 4th, 2019 | Article Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Introduction to Social Ecology online seminar starts April 8 – enroll today!

Our popular introductory seminar Ecology Democracy Utopia starts again next week, meeting Mondays at 10 am PST/1 pm ET April 8 through May 27. Write us to enroll today! This eight-week seminar provides a comprehensive overview of Social Ecology, exploring a broad range of interconnected themes including social hierarchy and domination, nature philosophy, capitalism, technology …

By ISE | April 1st, 2019 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Online Seminar – Understanding Antisemitism: Historical Roots & Contemporary Relevance (May 8-29)

Recent events – from the deadly Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the alt-right’s chant of “Jews will not replace us,” up to recent controversies within the Women’s March and UK Labour Party – have demonstrated a critical need to understand antisemitism as an ongoing threat demanding analysis and action from an emancipatory perspective. We are proud to …

By ISE | March 24th, 2019 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Relaunching Harbinger: A Journal of Social Ecology

The Institute for Social Ecology is excited to announce the relaunch of Harbinger: A Journal of Social Ecology. A harbinger is a messenger, or a sign indicating that a major event or change is coming. In recent years the Institute has been energized by a global resurgence of interest in social ecology, municipalism, democratic confederalism, …

By ISE | March 11th, 2019 | Featured, Harbinger Journal, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

ISE spring online course schedule, new offerings!

The ISE is excited to offer three online courses this spring – our two existing seminars plus a brand new class, Understanding Antisemitism. Our courses bring together ISE faculty, cutting-edge content, and students of all ages from around the world to create a unique learning experience that centers social and ecological transformation. Enroll today! Ecology …

By ISE | March 8th, 2019 | Article Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |