Climate Justice and Movement Building: An Interview with Brian Tokar

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.

Persian Translation of Brian Tokar’s book Toward Climate Justice/به سوی عدالت اقلیمی

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.

By ISE | February 7th, 2021 | Article Archive, Brian Tokar, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

“Humans” are not the problem: Reflections on a “useless” documentary

While “Planet of the Humans” makes a few valid points about over-reliance on techno-fixes in general, and the fundamental flaws of biomass energy in particular, it does a serious disservice to those seeking to bring a more systemic and forward-looking approach into the climate movement.

By Brian Tokar | April 30th, 2020 | Article Archive, Brian Tokar, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Social Ecology: Communalism against Climate Chaos

An article by ISE board member Brian Tokar, featured in the Winter 2018 issue of ROAR Magazine with an overall theme of System Change: “To address the full magnitude of the climate crisis and maintain a habitable planet for future generations we need to shatter the myths of capitalist growth once and for all.”

By Brian Tokar | January 2nd, 2018 | Article Archive, Brian Tokar, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Is the Paris climate conference designed to fail?

… by ISE director Brian Tokar. Addressing common myths about the upcoming Paris conference, how events since the 2009 Copenhagen conference have set the stage for what could be a fatally flawed agreement, and how activists in Europe and the US are responding. available at CommonDreams, Counterpunch, ZNet, New Compass, Toward Freedom, and a terrific new website, Paris Climate Justice.

By ISE | November 15th, 2015 | Author, Brian Tokar, Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |

Video: Brian Tokar at the Oslo Ecological Challenges conference

The New Compass has just posted a video of Brian Tokar’s presentation from last September in Oslo, titled “Climate Change as a Challenge to Democracy.” This was the opening session of the 3-day Ecological Challenges conference at the University of Oslo, and included a panel of academic and activist respondents to the opening talk. In …

By Brian Tokar | March 5th, 2015 | Brian Tokar, Climate Justice, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Brian Tokar: Defying Apocalypse

This commentary appears on the occasion of the forthcoming “Apocalypse Now?” issue of the Occupied Times of London, as well as the People’s Climate March in New York City and events before and after, and also the publication of the newly revised and expanded edition of my book, Toward Climate Justice.  It also appears on …

Vermont’s Town Meetings: A Living Tradition

By Brian Tokar Presented at the first annual conference of the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology, Myrtos, Greece, March 2013. Those familiar with the origins of Murray Bookchin’s political strategy of libertarian municipalism are aware of the central role of Vermont’s rural town meeting tradition in the development of Bookchin’s unique approach to localist politics. …

By B. Tokar | April 4th, 2013 | Article Archive, Brian Tokar | 0 Comments |