The ZAD Becomes Compost: LONG LIVE THE ZAD (Zone a Defendre)!

By Beverly Naidus When something you have witnessed, loved and cared for is destroyed and uprooted, whether it is a forest, a species, a community or a culture, it can wreck the spirit. The trauma of these violent actions, informed by greed and ignorance, can ripple out widely, encouraging resistance, but it requires attention. In …

By ISE | April 13th, 2018 | Article Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Ecosocialist Educational Convergence in Germany

Several social ecologists and friends of the ISE are involved with this upcoming program.  We’re sad that the timing overlaps with our own program in Washington State, but this should be an excellent alternative for people in Europe who are not able to make the trip to the U.S.: Ecosocialist Educational Convergence 28 May – …

By ISE | March 19th, 2018 | Events Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

2018 ISE Annual Gathering: Aug. 17-19 Marshfield, VT

The Institute for Social Ecology cordially invites you to our 2018 Annual Gathering for a weekend of engaging political discussion, great food, and socializing in Marshfield, Vermont. The gathering is a unique opportunity to renew the Social Ecology community in person, restore old friendships and make new ones, and connect with like-minded people from around …

By ISE | March 17th, 2018 | Article Archive, Events Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Against Climate Geoengineering – A response to Jacobin

From Keith Brunner, a union organizer in Burlington, Vermont and a friend of the ISE. This was originally submitted to Jacobin in response to an article by their editorial board member, Peter Frase, but Keith has not received any response from them. A Socialist Case Against Climate Geoengineering Since the 2015 UN Paris Agreement, climate …

By ISE | March 6th, 2018 | 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 Summer Intensive: June 8-13, Poulsbo, WA.

We had a superbly successful Social Ecology Summer Intensive June 8-13, 2018 at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington. Stay tuned this coming winter for announcements of our 2019 Intensives, tentatively planned for both Vermont and British Columbia!

By ISE | February 17th, 2018 | Article Archive, Events Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

New Online Course: Social Transformation Beyond Pragmatism or Utopia

Social Transformation Beyond Pragmatism and Utopia is a three-session seminar that explores theoretical and practical dilemmas posed by the tension between utopia and pragmatism in communalism’s political vision. First taught in the spring of 2018 by long-time ISE affiliate Robert Ogman, the course will meet again this fall. Stay tuned for details!

By ISE | February 12th, 2018 | Article Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Enroll Now for Spring Online Seminar: Mondays, March 12 – April 30

Our internationally acclaimed 8-week online seminar, “Ecology, Democracy, Utopia,” will convene again in mid-September. Details coming soon. Meanwhile, the self-paced version, featuring recorded lectures by ISE faculty, continues to be open for enrollment.

By ISE | January 31st, 2018 | Article Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |