The Liberatory Laughter of Srsly Wrong

Steven R. D. Henderson The left is starting to get better at comedy and it’s making righties nervous. For laughter holds hopeful seeds of a different world. Humour and democracy are similar. Adam Krause explains the former requires, “An understanding of, and an ability to move between, various modes of speaking and being.”[1] The latter …

By Steve Henderson | October 19th, 2020 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

New Comic on COVID, Capitalism, and Climate Change from South Africa

Our friends at Environmental Monitoring Group have produced a fantastic new comic: “Noma and the Curse of the 3 Cs:” COVID, Capitalism, and Climate Change. Set in South Africa, the story looks at the interrelationship between poverty, exploitation, and environmental degradation from the perspective of a woman named Noma. It’s a great resource with lessons …

By ISE | October 15th, 2020 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Kathleen Kesson on Curricula and Culture War

Kathleen Kesson – ISE board member, professor emerita at LIU-Brooklyn and former director of the John Dewey Project on Progressive Education at the University of Vermont – has a new article on the impact of Trump’s targeting of critical education and insistence on a “patriotic” curriculum up at the VTDigger: “It is no accident that …

By ISE | October 12th, 2020 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

The Rise of Eco-Fascism: The Environmental Case for Taking a Tougher Stance Against Online Hate

Louis Dean The rise of eco-fascism has led to some of the worst far-right lone wolf terror attacks in recent years. From the Christchurch and El Paso massacres, eco-fascist philosophy has played a key, if not the central, motivation for these attacks.  An often overlooked and unforeseen consequence of the worsening climate crisis is the …

By ISE | October 9th, 2020 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Reimagining a World where Justice is Possible

Salddin Ahmed on the uprising against white supremacy sparked by the murder of George Floyd. “The real looters are the 1%, not those who have been robbed of their livelihood. The real thugs are the ruling elites who habitually associate looting and violence with the victims… A world that does not have a place for black people is too small, too stupid, and too violent to be fixed. Instead, it must be reimagined and reconstructed. “

By Saladdin Ahmed | June 3rd, 2020 | Article Archive, Featured, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |