ISE Program Director Blair Taylor was recently interviewed by Vox on rising right wing environmentalism and ecofascism, the difference between the two, and why social ecology offers an antidote to racist, authoritarian ecologies:
A recent interview with long time ISE faculty and board member Brian Tokar, addressing the evolution of climate justice movements, the problems of markets and technology, the problematic role of the US, and social ecology's potential contributions to the movement.
In the winter of 1996, Monsanto and a few other companies first began to sell genetically engineered seeds to commercial growers. A new book offers important insights on the complex dynamics of power and compliance and how they drive acceptance of GMOs in countries like Argentina.
Brian Tokar's book Toward Climate Justice is now available in Persian (به سوی عدالت اقلیمی). Translated by Ali Mohebbi and published by the Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands (RIFR) in Tehran, Iran.
[third nature] is a bimonthly zine created by the social ecology organization Live Oak Radical Ecology located in North Florida. This second issue, published in February 2021, features essays on food sovereignty, renewing communal life, DIY ecological stewardship and more, along with art and graphics bursting with bloomer energy.
• Based in north-central Vermont, the Institute for Social Ecology has offered experiential radical education and support for grassroots organizing and community-building for more than 40 years.
• Social Ecology advocates a reconstructive and transformative outlook on social and environmental issues, and promotes a directly democratic, confederal politics. Social Ecology envisions a moral economy that moves beyond scarcity and hierarchy, toward a world that reharmonizes human communities with the natural world, while celebrating diversity, creativity and freedom.