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2014 Social Ecology Intensive Seminar

January 3-10, 2014 in Denton, Texas
This year Texas has become an inspirational focal point in struggles for reproductive rights, anti-racism, climate justice, and democracy. This January, the Institute for Social Ecology (ISE) will be coming for the first time to Texas (just 40 min. north of Dallas) to [...]

By |September 17th, 2013|Events Archive|1 Comment|

European social ecologists meet in Greece

Brian Tokar represented the ISE at the first gathering of a new network of European social ecologists in the village of Myrtos on the island of Crete from March 21st – 24th. The network is known as the Transnational Institute for Social Ecology, and has established a European board [...]

New book: Civilization, Oikos and Progress

From ISE alum. Atle Hesmyr in Norway.  Atle has previously translated Kropotkin’s The Great French Revolution and Bookchin’s Remaking Society into Norwegian, among other projects:

Civilization, Oikos and Progress is a collection of essays on the foundations of civilization and the various developments within western civilization since its inception in [...]

By |February 21st, 2013|Social Ecology Blog|0 Comments|

A new social ecology book in French

Vincent Gerber, a social ecologist from Switzerland, has written a new book about the life and work of Murray Bookchin. Murray Bookchin et l’écologie sociale, une biographie intellectuelle (published by Ecosociété) presents the main principles of social ecology and the story of their emergence through the life of Murray [...]

By |February 11th, 2013|Social Ecology Blog|1 Comment|

Libertarian Municipalism and Citizen’s Movements in France

Hadrien Delahousse presented the following essay at the 2012 Social Ecology colloquium in Marshfield, Vermont.  This is his revised version, which seeks to incorporate some of the themes we discussed last summer in Vermont:

How Libertarian Municipalism Can Help Citizen’s Movements in France

Libertarian Municipalism is very little known in France. [...]

Soliman Lawrence on the revival of Jewish culture in Poland

ISE alum and former summer staff member Soliman Lawrence has been living in Berlin for many years and working as a documentary photographer. Recently he was interviewed by the popular German news magazine, Die Zeit, on his series of photographs documenting the recent revival of Jewish culture in Poland. Soli’s [...]

By |December 20th, 2012|Social Ecology Blog|0 Comments|

New documentary on “Europe’s Last Revolution”

We’ve received notice of a documentary film, currently in production, that tells the story of the expropriated and collectively managed factories in northern Spain during the lead-up to the Spanish Civil War. The full title is translated as Collective Economy: Europe’s Last Revolution. Readers may recall Sam Dolgoff’s landmark book, [...]

By |December 17th, 2012|Social Ecology Blog|0 Comments|

“Occupy, Debt, Finance & Class Struggle”

This short essay by ISE alum, Rob Ogman, offers an insightful perspective on these issues.  Was the financial crisis partly a product of labor’s decline? How was Occupy a “coming out” event for the “graduates without a future”? How can we make debt cancellation a reality?  Full text at [...]

By |December 14th, 2012|Social Ecology Blog|0 Comments|

Paradise Lot: New book from 2 ISE alums.!

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City

 
by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates

 
Information from Chelsea Green Books. Their link also contains ordering information.

 
When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a [...]

By |December 13th, 2012|Social Ecology Blog|1 Comment|

Janet Biehl on “Bookchin’s Trotskyist Decade, 1939-1948″

The Platypus Review has just posted a fascinating new article by Janet Biehl, excerpted from her forthcoming biography of Murray Bookchin, titled “Bookchin’s Trotskyist Decade, 1939-1948.” The piece offers a highly  engaging review of Bookchin’s early years as a labor militant, beginning with his disavowal of Stalinism at age [...]