Social Ecology Summer Intensive: June 8-13, Poulsbo, WA.

We had a superbly successful Social Ecology Summer Intensive June 8-13, 2018 at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington. Stay tuned this coming winter for announcements of our 2019 Intensives, tentatively planned for both Vermont and British Columbia!

By ISE | February 17th, 2018 | Article Archive, Events Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Left Green Perspectives [Complete back issue list]

[Note: Left Green Perspectives was published regularly between 1986 and early 1999, with an additional issue in January 2000. The prices listed with each issue represent the cover price at the time of publication; print editions are no longer available.] Issue #1 (January 1986) $.50: “The Greening of Politics: Toward a New Kind of Political …

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 |

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 …

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, …

Murray Bookchin Tribute

Murray Bookchin, visionary social theorist, dies at 85 A tribute by Brian Tokar. Murray Bookchin, the visionary social theorist and activist, died during the early morning of Sunday, July 30th in his home in Burlington, Vermont. During a prolific career of writing, teaching and political activism that spanned half a century, Bookchin forged a new …

By Brian Tokar | August 22nd, 2006 | Tribute to Murray Bookchin (2006) | 2 Comments |

Harbinger Vol. 3 No. 1 — The Communalist Project

Whether the twenty-first century will be the most radical of times or the most reactionary—or will simply lapse into a gray era of dismal mediocrity—will depend overwhelmingly upon the kind of social movement and program that social radicals create out of the theoretical, organizational, and political wealth that has accumulated during the past two centuries …

By Murray Bookchin | September 1st, 2002 | Article Archive, Harbinger, a social ecology journal (2001-2002) | 9 Comments |