Social Ecology Journals

Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — Urban Seeds

Urban Seeds: What a Cornfield in Kansas and Blvd. Renee Levesque Have in Common By Andrea del Moral On urban agriculture and saving seeds...

Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — Hungry for Profit review

Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment Edited by Fred Magdoff, John Bellamy Foster, and Frederick H. Buttel Reviewed by Erin Royster
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    Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — The Oromo and the Ethiopian Empire State; An interview with Amaan

Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — The Oromo and the Ethiopian Empire State; An interview with Amaan

Interviewed by Michael Caplan

Amaan, a recent refugee to the United States, participated in the Institute For Social Ecology’s Ecology and Community program in the summer of 1999.  Amaan is of Oromo decent.   Like most Oromos, he lived in oppressive circumstances under the rule of the “Ethiopian Empire State.”  As a people the Oromo make up a significant portion of the population within the Horn of Africa, and constitute about 30 million of the 55 million inhabitants of the Ethiopian Empire.  Even though the Oromo nation is one of the [...]

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    Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — Prefigurative Politics in the Pro-Democracy Movement

Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — Prefigurative Politics in the Pro-Democracy Movement

As we were unwillingly ushering in a new presidential administration on January 20th of this year, thousands of people gathered in Washington DC to voice their opposition to the corruption, racism and corporate influence that play such a role in our national government. They held banners, chanted slogans and through the tear gas and pepper spray, attempted to create a space for themselves in the city of the political elite. They raised their voices and their fists for a day of protest, [...]

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    Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — Toward a Historical Perspective of Libertarian and Anarchist Education in the United States

Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — Toward a Historical Perspective of Libertarian and Anarchist Education in the United States

by Kai Molloy

To explain the endurance and commitment to anarchism by many American radicals throughout the twentieth century, most contemporary historians, scholars, and even radicals have repeatedly emphasized the social, political, economic, or cultural factors. When combined, these factors have sustained the credibility of anarchism as a social theory, philosophy, and practice in the United States. Anarchism had nearly become an anachronism in the more advanced industrial nations of Western Europe, particularly following the defeat of the anarchists in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). What has by far received [...]

Harbinger Vol. 2 No. 1 — What’s in a Name?

The amorphous movement that has appeared on the scene of late—in North America, after Seattle, and around the world several years prior—exhibits an astonishing diversity of tactics, goals, and political beliefs. At the same time, this resurgence of radical politics is united in an equally varied critique of one phenomenon: globalization. Whether understood economically, politically, ideologically, or culturally; as a form of communication or set of new technologies; as an overlapping configuration of these or other factors, globalization provides the umbrella [...]

Left Green Perspectives [an introduction]

Left Green Perspectives (formerly Green Perspectives)
A Social Ecology Publication

The Social Ecology Project

With the emergence of a new millennium, it should not be surprising that old socialist ideologies–borne of the Industrial Revolution–are no longer adequate to encompass the sweeping social changes that have occurred over the past two centuries. As transnational capitalism, facilitated by radically new technological [...]

Left Green Perspectives #38

The Unity of Ideals and Practice
by Murray Bookchin

Recently I have begun to encounter, especially among young people, individuals who call themselves “leftists” but who have little or no awareness of the most basic features of the Left’s longstanding analysis of capitalism, or of the history of the revolutionary [...]

Left Green Perspectives #37

The Fallacy of “Neither Left nor Right”:
Militia Fever
by Janet Biehl

At a time when the political sands have shifted massively to the right nearly everywhere, when the right is riding high while the left languishes in debris, it is increasingly common to hear the cry “Neither left [...]

Left Green Perspectives #36

ANNALS OF ANARCHISM
Terror Reigns in Manhattan
by Michael D. Weiss

Editors’ note: The following article singles out a real crisis that is emerging in anarchism, not only in the U.S. but in Europe as well: the steady degeneration of a left-libertarian radical [...]