Urgent news from Afrin, Rojava

Update from Hawzhin Azeez of the Kobane Reconstruction Board in Rojava: In the last hour Erdogan’s air force attacked and bombarded Afrin. Hevals noted over 72 planes flying over Afrin and bombing indiscriminately. Hevals also confirm that direct conflict with Turkish backed terrorist groups have occurred. Two tanks have been captured by the SDF/YPG/YPJ and …

By ISE | January 20th, 2018 | Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

The New Reactionaries: Amir Taaki, Alt-Right Entryism, and Rojava Solidarity

This article outlines what I believe to be a case of alt-right entryism into Rojava Plan and Rojava solidarity efforts more generally through the actions of an individual named Amir Taaki. Although focused on the Rojava Solidarity movement, it illustrates a problem that has surfaced in other movements as well.

By ISE | January 18th, 2018 | Article Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 1 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 |

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 | 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 |

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 |