Dan Chodorkoff on the origins of the ISE

Video of Dan Chodorkoff discussing the origins of the ISE, focusing on early renewable energy experiments at Cate Farm in central Vermont.

Social ecologists at the Left Forum in NY City

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.  …

Report from European social ecology meeting

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.    …

New social ecology book from Barcelona

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: …

Peter Staudenmaier: What is Capitalism?

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 …

Recent articles (Winter 2014)

2 recent posts to the ISE Blog contain links to new articles of mine that are featured elsewhere:

Myths of Green Capitalism

Dave Van Ronk vs. “Llewyn Davis”

I also have an extended essay and 2 short pieces in the book described here:

New international handbook of the climate change movement

And a chapter in this book, edited by Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank of Counterpunch:

Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion

As well as this recent book from Food First, based in Oakland:

Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems

Direct democracy in Ukraine?

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 …

Murray Bookchin cited in the New Yorker

The January 13th issue of the magazine includes an interesting article by New Yorker correspondent Evgeny Morozov critiquing a new “Makers” movement that combines elements of home crafts and computer …