Egypt: Tariq Ramadan & Slavoj Zizek

Events in Egypt (and the surrounding region) continue to unfold quickly with wide-ranging implications. We link to the Thursday edition of the Al-Jazeera network’s Riz Khan which featured a discussion  with Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek about the power of popular dissent, the limits of peaceful protest and the future of Egyptian politics.

By ISE | February 5th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Chomsky: “This is the Most Remarkable Regional Uprising that I Can Remember”

In solidarity with the Egyptian people, we link to an interview with Noam Chomsky on his analysis of the situation by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! AMY GOODMAN: For analysis of the Egyptian uprising and its implications for the Middle East and beyond, we’re joined now by the world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky, …

By ISE | February 4th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Social Ecologist Profile: Vincent Gerber of Geneva, Switzerland

[Editor’s note: We are grateful to Vincent for his contribution and happy that he was able to travel to North American to join us for the 2010 ISE Colloquium. As English is not Vincent’s first language we have done some editing/correcting while trying not to alter his meaning or change the character of his replies.] …

By ISE | February 3rd, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 3 Comments |

New audio available; Hern to debate Zerzan; Gershuny to speak in CA

Audio of a talk “Vancouver: The Best Place on Earth” by Matt Hern, an associate of the ISE, with Charles Demers. A summary: Hern and Demers, both accomplished speakers, have arranged their criticisms and congratulations for Vancouver into an entertaining and engaging presentation that will challenge residents, activists, students, planners, wonks, urbanists and anyone interested …

By ISE | February 2nd, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

In Solidarity: Staying informed about the Egyptian uprising

Al-Jazeera English video feed Full coverage from Democracy Now! Twitter feeds: @democracynow, @sharifkouddous, @AJEnglish Twitter hash tags: #jan25, #Egypt, #Cairo, #tahrir From Z Net, “Egypt: death throws of a dictatorship” by Robert Fisk “A Guide: How Not to Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt”

By ISE | February 1st, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Striking Puerto Rican Students Face Police Brutality

The following message was forwarded from ISE Associate Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero. For more background on the situation in Puerto Rico, please visit Carmelo’s blog: Jan. 28th, 2011 Dear Friends, Levels of violence used against Puerto Rican non-violent striking students have risen exponentially. I strongly urge you to open the photos and videos of yesterday’s actions, brought to you by …

By ISE | January 31st, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

SEEDS: Spring Permaculture Design Course Registration Now Open!

The Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS), located on Vashon Island near Seattle, Washington (USA) is putting on a series of 8 weekend permaculture workshops between April 30 and June 25. Pre-register by March 1 for a nearly 20% reduced rate! Details. SEEDS is an exciting project co-founded by ISE Board member Bob Spivey. Over the past …

By ISE | January 28th, 2011 | Recent News, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Social Ecologist Profile: Hilary Moore of Oakland, California USA

Please introduce yourself (What kind of work you do, Where you live,  etc.) My name is Hilary Moore. I live in Oakland, CA and work with the Mobilization for Climate Justice West, an alliance of Bay Area groups dedicated to amplifying grassroots struggles through direct action and education. I just finished school at Prescott College, with …

By ISE | January 27th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |

Richards: A Social Ecology

This article is contributed by J. Kelvyn Richards who maintains a website “Discourse: Social Ecology.” Kelvyn was active in community-based education projects for many years. He is now retired and living with family in Greece. Many writers have argued that in order to make an impact on world pollution, all governments will have to work …

By ISE | January 26th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 22 Comments |

Ruiz-Marrero: Civil Disobedience at the University of Puerto Rico

Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero, a research associate with the ISE, has been sending updates and resources for becoming informed on the happenings at the University of Puerto Rico: English-language article from the Puerto Rico Sun Carmelo’s bilingual blog (Spanish language entries can be translated using Google translate or similar tools) Indymedia-Puerto Rico (also primarily Spanish language but can …

By ISE | January 25th, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |