This year, the annual Left Forum was held on May 30st through June 1st at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The conference and its theme, Reform and/or Revolution: Imagining a World with Transformative Justice, attracted scholars and activists from across many social, environmental and labor movements including Occupy Wall […]
Alan Goodman, a professor at Hampshire College, co-director of the American Anthropological Association’s Understanding Race project, and long-time friend of the ISE, has posted a review on Counterpunch.org of a disturbing new book by New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade, which aims to revive long-discredited theories proposing a biological basis for racial divisions among […]
Video of Dan Chodorkoff discussing the origins of the ISE, focusing on early renewable energy experiments at Cate Farm in central Vermont.
Once again, faculty and associates of the ISE will be participating in several panels at the annual Left Forum, scheduled for May 30th – June 1st in New York City. Following huge turnouts that stretched the limits of available spaces at Pace University, the Forum has been moved uptown to the John Jay College of […]
Dan Chodorkoff reports from the recent European social ecology meeting in Greece: TRISE, the Transnational Institute for Social Ecology held its second annual meeting in Marathon Greece from April 23-27th. The organization is a primarily European effort to develop and disseminate the ideas of social ecology, with an emphasis on urban issues and the active […]
A colleague at the University of Vermont has drawn our attention to a series of about 20 posts on libcom.org of articles, pamphlets, book excerpts, and commentaries by and about Murray Bookchin. It includes some fairly rare materials, and is definitely worth a look. See http://libcom.org/tags/murray-bookchin.
We have received an email informing us of a new book in Spanish, titled Bookchin y la Ecología Social, published by Libélula Verde in Barcelona. Their description, roughly translated says: The publication brings us Social Ecology, from the hand of the US thinker, Murray Bookchin. Given the many challenges of today’s society, this book is […]
From long-time ISE faculty member, Peter Staudenmeier, written for the Lexicon pamphlet series sponsored by the Institute for Anarchist Studies. This was originally posted in March 2014 and revised in August 2015: In ancient myths of paradise, people lived in boundless plenty without work or want. The fruits of the earth were freely available to […]
2 recent posts to the ISE Blog contain links to new articles of mine that are featured elsewhere:
I also have an extended essay and 2 short pieces in the book described here:
And a chapter in this book, edited by Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank of Counterpunch:
As well as this recent book from Food First, based in Oakland:
From a recent blog post by our colleague Adrian Ivakhiv, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Vermont. His blog on the ongoing events in Ukraine is called UKR-TAZ: A Ukrainian Temporary Autonomous Zone: Analyzing the Maidan & Its Aftermath: [T]he Maidan [Arabic for a public square] movement has shown a tremendous degree […]