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 …

By Debbie Bookchin | December 18th, 2017 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Report: 2nd International Meeting on Social Ecology, Bilbao (Oct. 2017)

The meeting aimed to open up a space for debate among political and social critics, to give visibility to local struggles and alternative forms of political organization, and to make links between all these currents via the frameworks of social ecology and libertarian municipalism.

By ISE | November 19th, 2017 | 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] 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 |

System Change or Extinction? Thoughts on “The Uninhabitable Earth”

“There are thus two critiques of “The Uninhabitable Earth.” First, Wallace-Wells fails to account for all the positive environmental actions we’re going to take. But he also ignores the negative political actions that are bound to occur. But something is missing here. These two critiques don’t go well together. It just doesn’t make sense that we could make major reductions in emissions with the same old “vicious right-wing minority” in power. If they’re still in charge and pushing wars, we’re screwed. It seems obvious, but apparently bears repeating: environmental change requires political change. Capitalism fuels environmental devastation. We will only halt environmental devastation if we dismantle capitalism.”

By ISE | July 17th, 2017 | Article Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

From our recent intensive in San Francisco

We had a truly exceptional time at our recent social ecology seminar in San Francisco.  Thanks to Michelle Glowa and everyone at the California Institute for Integral Studies who made it possible, and to our incredible class of participants from all across North America and around the world!  You can view the full schedule, and …

By ISE | June 30th, 2017 | Events Archive, Recent News, Social Ecology Blog | 0 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 |