Foundational elements for social movement organizations seeking to develop free and egalitarian social relations.
The 2023 “Challenging Capitalist Modernity” conference in Hamburg brought together over a thousand activists and academics from all over the world for three days of utopian discourse.
The authors argue that real democracy and communalism require deep reckoning with Eurocentric assumptions about land, citizenship, and participation.
Local direct democracy groups across North America are assembling a revolutionary confederation
Long-time ISE lecturer Matt Hern has an excellent new book just out, combining an extended travelogue to the center of Canada’s tar sands with an engaging dose of social theory and free-form political commentary. Here’s what the publisher, MIT Press, says about Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale, co-written by […]
On the unique relevance of communalism in this historical moment. By Eleanor Finley, originally published by ROAR Magazine.
Reflections on a recent visit to Turkey and North Kurdistan. Many Kurdish revolutionaries describe their struggle as one of organic society against authoritarian society and have forged a unique role in the continuing evolution of human freedom.
A recent article in the journal Antipode situates Murray Bookchin’s theory of dialectical naturalism within the broader dialectical tradition, and contrasts his approach with Herbert Marcuse’s technological pessimism.
In September last year New Compass organized a conference in collaboration with the University of Oslo called Ecological Challenges. Some of the questions we asked were: How can we create a society that is ecological as well as egalitarian? How can we develop new forms of activism that are constructive as well as confrontational? How […]
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 […]