Commune, Council, Party: Marxism and Direct Democracy

This 10-week course on Marxism and direct democracy, which ran earlier this winter, put Marxist political thought into conversation with social ecology, to wrestle with the challenging problem of the political form the class struggle should take.

Reflections on Olympia Assembly: An Experiment in Popular Power

By  David Goldman   What Is Olympia Assembly? Olympia Assembly, a political project based in the town of Olympia in Washington State, was founded in March of 2017 in the midst of ecological and political catastrophe. It was created as a communal assembly project, coalescing around points of unity such as direct democracy, non-hierarchy, ecology, […]

Social Ecology Summer Intensive: June 8-13, Poulsbo, WA.

We had a superbly successful Social Ecology Summer Intensive June 8-13, 2018 at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington. Stay tuned this coming winter for announcements of our 2019 Intensives, tentatively planned for both Vermont and British Columbia!

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 […]

Review: Social Ecology and Communalism

Social Ecology and Communalism by Murray Bookchin. Edited by Eirik Eiglad. Oakland, AK Press: 118 pages. ISBN 978-1-904859-49-9 [Available to purchase from AK Press] The American presidential election season has pundits and pollsters proclaiming “change” a primary factor in the minds of many voters. It’s little wonder that this stark period – marked by the […]