المشروع المشاعي: Arabic Translation of The Communalist Project by Murray Bookchin

Although the work of ISE co-founder Murray Bookchin has been translated into over 20 global languages, the ideas of social ecology have never been available in Arabic. This gap is even more glaring as the democratic revolution in Rojava partly inspired by Bookchin’s ideas takes place in the context of a predominantly Arabic-speaking region. Given …

By ISE | May 16th, 2020 | | 0 Comments |

“Bookchin and Marx;” Reid Kotlas from the 2016 Annual Gathering

We are happy to present “Bookchin and Marx,” a paper delivered at this year’s ISE annual gathering by Reid Kotlas, a member of the Platypus Affiliated Society. Platypus is an international project “for the self-criticism, self-education, and, ultimately, the practical reconstitution of a Marxian Left” which hosts reading groups and publishes the journal The Platypus Review.  In recent years Platypus …

By ISE | September 18th, 2016 | Article Archive, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Debbie Bookchin in The Nation on Turkey’s repression of the Kurdish liberation movement

Debbie Bookchin has penned a powerful new article for The Nation on Erdogan’s current war against the Kurdish movement in Southeastern Turkey, and why the US and EU must act now to stop the bloodshed.     “Why would Erdogan resume the peace process when his NATO allies give him tacit permission to brutalize his own people …

By Admin | February 3rd, 2016 | Current Movements, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

On Bookchin & the Kurds + New solidarity project

An excellent overview of the Kurdish movement and its influences from social ecology has just been posted on ROARMagazine.  Also the New Compass, based in Norway, has just posted a link to a new Kurdish solidarity project, based in Greece. Here’s an excerpt from the ROAR article: In his 2005 pamphlet, Declaration of Democratic Confederalism, …

By ISE | August 11th, 2015 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

On David Harvey’s engagement with Bookchin’s ideas

From an early 2000s ISE alum, writing from Berlin: I don’t know if others are aware of this text, so I am forwarding it along. It is from David Harvey, who, has begun to engage with Murray’s ideas about libertarian municipalism in a serious and constructive way. He began the dialogue in his book Rebel …

By Admin | June 22nd, 2015 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

ROAR Magazine interview with Debbie Bookchin

ROAR Magazine (Reflections on a Revolution), one of the very best websites chronicling today’s protest movements and global uprisings, has posted an extended interview with Debbie Bookchin about her father’s legacy and the importance of his essays collected in the book, The Next Revolution, co-edited by Debbie and ISE board member Blair Taylor. The interview …

Ursula LeGuin on Murray Bookchin

“Capitalism’s grow-or-die imperative stands radically at odds with ecology’s imperative of interdependence and limit. The two imperatives can no longer coexist with each other; nor can any society founded on the myth that they can be reconciled hope to survive. Either we will establish an ecological society or society will go under for everyone, irrespective of his or her status.”

New collection of Murray Bookchin’s political essays

From Athens to New York, recent mass movements around the world have challenged austerity and authoritarianism with expressions of real democracy. For more than forty years, Murray Bookchin developed these democratic aspirations into a new left politics, influencing political thinkers and social movements alike.

By Admin | January 15th, 2015 | Economics & Capitalism, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |