In France, Libertarian Municipalism Finds Its Way

Direct democracy is returning to France: a cultural battle whose theoretical foundations are largely based on the thinking of the American intellectual Murray Bookchin. His “libertarian municipalism” has inspired municipal citizen lists, as he inspired the Yellow Vests and the Kurdish revolution in Rojava. By Gaspard d’Allens Published in Reporterre, February 28, 2020 Translated to […]

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The Legacy of Murray Bookchin

Written by Brian Morris. Originally published in TRISE’s book “Social Ecology and the Right to the City” (edited by Federico Venturini, Emet Degirmenci, and Inés Morales) Introduction Although Murray Bookchin has been described as one of the most provocative, exciting, and original political thinkers of the twentieth century, it is worth noting that he is […]

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February 21, 2020

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Review of “Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin”

  In Anarchist Studies (Vol. 25 Nr. 1, March 2017) Eleanor Finley and TRISE member Federico Venturini offer some critical remarks on Janet Biehls “Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin”. Republished here with the authors permission.   In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the work of leftist political philosopher Murray Bookchin. Given these […]

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The Political Legacy of Murray Bookchin

Article by Brian Morris, written in 2009 and included in “Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism: A Brian Morris Reader” (2015, PM Press).   Brian Morris is one of of the keynote speakers at our upcoming conference in Thessaloniki. In this article from 2009 he gives his own perspective on the political legacy of Murray Bookchin and its stance […]

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Reason, creativity and freedom: the communalist model

Article by Eleanor Finley, originally published in ROAR magazine in February 2017 Humanity stands at a crossroads. Now, more than ever, history calls for a grassroots democracy at a global scale. If we look carefully, all the tools are at hand.   “Whether the twenty-first century will be the most radical of times or the most […]

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Murray Bookchin’s New Life

  We here republish an article by Damian White originally published in Jacobin Magazine in July 2016. Murray Bookchin’s New Life Whatever their limits, Murray Bookchin’s ideas should be studied by today’s left. – Murray Bookchin spent fifty years articulating a new emancipatory project, one that would place ecology and the creative human subject at the […]

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December 19, 2016

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