By Chaia Heller: "The aim here is to address two problems emerging amidst the current war, challenging the left to present a principled response to both the dynamics of authoritarianism and rising anti-Jewish racism."
Mason Herson-Hord explains the unfolding genocide against Palestinians in Gaza through the history of Israel's radical right's ascension to power.
"Over the course of these decades, there was a resulting shift in Israeli political consciousness where the historical necessity of the Nakba for the creation of the Jewish state transitioned from a truth to be masked or denied to one to be embraced and carried forward into Israel’s expansionist future."
In late October, Kali Akuno and Michelle Eddleman McCormick held an important conversation about preparing for climate disaster as it outpaces all of our models. They focused on the devastating floods that hit Central Vermont this summer, despite Vermont's projections to be among the most climate stable regions of the US. Video to be posted soon on the ISE's YouTube channel.
“There have been significant links between environmentalism and Right-wing politics for more than a century,” Staudenmaier writes in his new book Ecology Contested: Environmental Politics Between Left and Right. “Knowingly or not, the perpetrators of the Christchurch and El Paso massacres continued that tradition."
• 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.