Reply to Eirik Eiglad

For background please see the brief post “Making public a proposal for public debate” including the comments made on that post. Greetings to Eirik and my thanks for his reply. First, to clarify for accuracy, at no time have I posted on the New Compass website (http://new-compass.net — there is a typo in Eirik’s reply). …

Invitation: 5th Annual Institute for Social Ecology Summer Colloquium

INVITATION & CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: “Social Ecology and the Future of Resistance” Fifth Annual Summer Colloquium – Institute for Social Ecology Marshfield, VT USA August 19-21 Application/Registration Deadline: June 1, 2011 (please see below) Contact: admin@social-ecology.org

The Ecological Integration of Humanity

by Jesse Benn 1. The scientific and biological consideration and organization of independent sub-systems of the ecology, connected together in sequence and in conjunction with the greater whole, are and will be increasingly necessary in order to correct for environmental damage and to control the complex demands of the human and urban metropolitan populations. Sustaining …

New Pamphlet: “Mumford Gutkind Bookchin” by Janet Biehl

Janet Biehl has published an excerpt of her forthcoming biography of ISE co-founder Murray Bookchin. The new work, entitled Mumford Gutkind Bookchin: The Emergence of Eco-Decentralism, is published as a 48 page pamphlet and is available via Amazon.com The product description reads as follows: Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) was the originator and primary theorist of social …

A New Politics

by Bob Spivey, ISE Board Member and SEEDS co-founder Recently I heard reports of Egyptians ordering pizzas for protestors in Wisconsin. Truly we are living in extraordinary times. If the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism had posed a challenge to the rational, universalist basis of the liberal democratic project, the protests sweeping the Middle East and …

New Page: ISE Intensives

We’ve updated the website to include information about the 2010 ISE Intensive that was held in New York City. You can check out the page which includes links to the Intensive Schedule as well as the Readings that were used in the seminars here. Alternatively, you can find a link “ISE Intensives” within the “Education” …

Kropotkin and Bookchin discussed on “Libertarian Tradition” podcast

  Murray Bookchin is discussed as part of a “Libertarian Tradition” podcast episode entitled “The Anarchism of Peter Kropotkin.” Interestingly, the “Libertarian Tradition” podcast is hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a think tank  which (in its own words) was “…founded in 1982 as the research and educational center of classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, …

Social Ecologist Profile: Beverly Naidus of Vashon Island, WA USA

Beverly Naidus is an internationally recognized artist on the faculty at UW-Tacoma where she teaches courses in art for social change and healing. Interdisciplinary to her core, she works in many mediums, allowing the content to determine the form.  Themes in her work include the ecological crisis, fear of difference, unemployment, nuclear nightmares and her dreams …

Biodemocracy 2005 Statement of Unity

Our survival, well-being, common heritage and democracy are currently under attack by the biotechnology industry. Without the knowledge or consent of the public, biotech corporations and government collaborators are making sweeping decisions about the future of life and human society on earth. We, a coalition of diverse groups and individuals, call for democratic participation in all such decisions, and for an immediate halt to the use of biotechnologies that threaten and harm the natural world, human health, and our prospects for a sustainable future.