Social Ecologist Profile: Rafa Grinfeld of Antwerp, Belgium

[Editor’s note: We are very grateful to Rafa for his contribution to the Social Ecologist Profile series, especially considering English is not his first language.] Please introduce yourself (What kind of work you do, Where you live, etc.) I live in Belgium, that’s where I have lived almost all of my life. I have been […]

Chodorkoff’s novel “Loisaida” to be released April 9, 2011

ISE co-founder, longtime Director, and current Board member Dan Chodorkoff’s long-awaited and much-anticipated novel Loisaida is set to be released next week by Fomite Press. You will be able to purchase the novel via the Fomite Press website as well as Amazon, though we do not have that information as of this writing. Please do […]

Announcing New Compass Press

New Compass is a continuation of  Communalism – A Social Ecology Journal, a project allied with the ISE. They have several new published articles as well as a newly published book “Art as Politics” by Adam Krause. From the New Compass “About” page: New movements need new ideas. New Compass presents new and powerful ideas on direct […]

Eiglad replies to Hardy

[For background, please see the brief post “Making public a proposal for public debate” including the comments on that post. Then please see Karl Hardy’s response “Reply to Eirik Eiglad.”] Karl Hardy, I am not sure what to make of this. You have now written a reply to me as a separate article on this […]

Reply to Eirik Eiglad

For background please see the brief post “Making public a proposal for public debate” including the comments made on that post. Greetings to Eirik and my thanks for his reply. First, to clarify for accuracy, at no time have I posted on the New Compass website ( — there is a typo in Eirik’s reply). […]

Invitation: 5th Annual Institute for Social Ecology Summer Colloquium

INVITATION & CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: “Social Ecology and the Future of Resistance” Fifth Annual Summer Colloquium – Institute for Social Ecology Marshfield, VT USA August 19-21 Application/Registration Deadline: June 1, 2011 (please see below) Contact:

The Ecological Integration of Humanity

by Jesse Benn 1. The scientific and biological consideration and organization of independent sub-systems of the ecology, connected together in sequence and in conjunction with the greater whole, are and will be increasingly necessary in order to correct for environmental damage and to control the complex demands of the human and urban metropolitan populations. Sustaining […]

A New Politics

by Bob Spivey, ISE Board Member and SEEDS co-founder Recently I heard reports of Egyptians ordering pizzas for protestors in Wisconsin. Truly we are living in extraordinary times. If the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism had posed a challenge to the rational, universalist basis of the liberal democratic project, the protests sweeping the Middle East and […]

New Page: ISE Intensives

We’ve updated the website to include information about the 2010 ISE Intensive that was held in New York City. You can check out the page which includes links to the Intensive Schedule as well as the Readings that were used in the seminars here. Alternatively, you can find a link “ISE Intensives” within the “Education” […]

Kropotkin and Bookchin discussed on “Libertarian Tradition” podcast

  Murray Bookchin is discussed as part of a “Libertarian Tradition” podcast episode entitled “The Anarchism of Peter Kropotkin.” Interestingly, the “Libertarian Tradition” podcast is hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a think tank  which (in its own words) was “…founded in 1982 as the research and educational center of classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, […]