Continuing the dialogue

Some background, to help contextualize this piece for those who might be new to this discussion. This past January, I published a short essay “Social ecology needs development, dissent, dynamism” on the Social Ecology Blog hosted on the Institute for Social Ecology’s website. My intention was not to specifically articulate my own evolving perspective but to try and …

Making a public proposal for a public “debate”

The article “Social ecology needs development, dissent, dynamism” published January 17, 2011 has, as of this writing, received 48 comments and, according to Google Analytics, 871 page views (609 unique views). [from a comment left in response to the “Social ecology needs…” article] Marcus Melder said: I want to suggest a formal debate between a …

By Karl Hardy | March 21st, 2011 | Current Movements, Green & Food Politics, Social Ecology Blog | 9 Comments |

Consider the case of Wisconsin…

Brian T. commenting on Matt H.’s “Neoliberalism and the Politics of Social Ecology”: Right wingers continue to attack ‘big government’ and aim to drastically reduce its size while, with few exceptions, supporting the continuing build-up of the repressive apparatus. My question is whether it’s conceptually feasible to do the opposite: to support the safety net, …

By ISE | February 18th, 2011 | Current Movements, Social Ecology Blog | 6 Comments |

Audio: Grosscup Discusses Social Ecology, GMOs in Interview

Listen to an interview with ISE Board member, Ben Grosscup, in which he discusses social ecology, the movement against genetic engineering in food, possibilities for democracy within municipal political institutions, and the limitations of conventional liberal politics in struggles for freedom. From “The Bread and Roses Show” on WXOJ-LPFM, a low power FM community radio station, in Northampton, MA. …

By ISE | February 15th, 2011 | Multimedia, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

The Politics of Social Ecology: Libertarian Municipalism (CH. 1)

For two centuries social revolutionaries have cherished the ideal of the “Commune of communes” as part of their vision of a future liberatory society. Ever since the Great French Revolution of 1789, they have dreamed of creating decentralized, stateless, and collectively managed “communes,” joined together in confederations of free municipalities.

By Janet Biehl | January 1st, 1999 | Article Archive | 0 Comments |

The Politics of Social Ecology: Libertarian Municipalism (Keynote speech to the International Conference on the Politics of Social Ecology)

For two centuries social revolutionaries have cherished the ideal of the “Commune of communes” as part of their vision of a future liberatory society. Ever since the Great French Revolution of 1789, they have dreamed of creating decentralized, stateless, and collectively managed “communes,” joined together in confederations of free municipalities. All three of the major …

By Janet Biehl | July 1st, 1997 | Article Archive | 0 Comments |