Verso Books has published an outstanding new collection of Murray Bookchin’s political essays from the 1990s and early 2000s, titled The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy, and edited by Debbie Bookchin and Blair Taylor. Debbie and Blair sought a foreword from the renowned science [...]
Just released by Verso Books:
The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy
by Murray Bookchin Edited by Debbie Bookchin and Blair Taylor Preface by Ursula K. Le Guin
From Athens to New York, recent mass movements around the world have challenged austerity and authoritarianism [...]
From the New York Times editorial page, November 25, 2014. Also see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-schumacher-and-debbie-bookchin/the-kurdish-experiment-in-radical-decentralism_b_5996184.html:
To the Editor:
Re: “More Than a Battle, Kobani Is a Publicity War” (front page, Nov. 20):
While the Syrian border town of Kobani may be viewed as a public relations battle by the United States and [...]
On Tuesday evening, November 18th, at the City University of New York (160 Convent Avenue in Manhattan, 5-7 pm), will be a panel titled “Kobanê & the Rojava Revolution,” featuring David Phillips, Salih Muslim, Nazan Üstündağ and Mutlu Çiviroğlu. The event will be livestreamed at http://www.kurdslist.org/kobane_and_the_rojava_revolution_live.
The announcement for this [...]
The influential documentarian Adam Curtis has posted an excellent, detailed blog post at the BBC on the connection between Murray Bookchin and Abdullah Ocalan of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK). This piece is more explicit about Bookchin’s specific contributions than most of the earlier articles. The post also features [...]
From our colleague Vincent Gerber in Geneva:
October 16th will be the publication date for our book “Murray Bookchin, une écologie sociale et radicale,” in the series titled Precursors of Degrowth, produced by Serge Latouche. For more information, see my posting here.
This project comes up after the publication [...]
This commentary appears on the occasion of the forthcoming “Apocalypse Now?” issue of the Occupied Times of London, as well as the People’s Climate March in New York City and events before and after, and also the publication of the newly revised and expanded edition of my book, Toward [...]
I originally added a series of updated links as a comment to our earlier post on this topic, but there are now enough of them to easily justify a new post:
• Surprising coverage of this story on (commercial) British TV this week: www.channel4.com/news/pkk-kurdistan-workers-party-islamic-state-kurdish-spring!
• Also a current on-the-scene report: rojavareport.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/village-communes-emerging-in-colemerg.
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