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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A provocative interview published in 2011 in the Toronto-based journal Upping the Anti offers a fresh outlook on key questions of society and nature, and offers important resonances with Murray Bookchin’s writings. The piece addresses how societies define ecological relationships, and touches on issues of technology, productivity, commodification, and [...]
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 hacking with high-tech tools, from 3D printers to what are described as “personal drones.” Like some elements of the [...]
A eulogy for Murray Bookchin, on the occasion of the anniversary of his birthday, January 14th, 1921:
Murray didn’t just love ideas.
He didn’t just read, discuss, or create them.
He lived for and through them.
Ideas were the light that streamed through his window
at the beginning of [...]
New from New Compass Press: In the fall of 2011, a group of German activists journeyed into the Kurdish regions of Turkey to learn how the theory of Democratic Autonomy was being put into practice. They discovered a remarkable experiment in face-to-face democracy—all the more notable for being carried [...]