Celebrating the power of ideas: a tribute to Murray Bookchin

In celebration of Murray Bookchin’s birth centenary, his daughter Debbie is joined by a number of his former friends, students and fellow travelers to honor his memory and reflect on his revolutionary legacy. Originally published on ROARmag. In the years before his death, my father wrote a series of books entitled The Third Revolution. In […]

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January 14, 2021

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100 years Murray Bookchin

  2021 marks 100 years since the birth of Murray Bookchin (on 14th of January), founding theorist of social ecology and one of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century. His thought, always political and directed towards radical social change, have influenced both urban and rural social movements around the world, including one of […]

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January 2, 2021

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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 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 singularly ignored by many academic scholars writing on green philosophy or the history of the ecology movement (e.g. Scruton 2012; Radkau 2014), […]

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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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TRISE at the World Social Forum in Montreal

TRISE is at place at the World Social Forum in Montreal 9th -14th August! Together with our close comrades Black Rose Books and the Institute for Social Ecology we help to organize a whole set of workshops from the 10th -13th (Wednesday to Saturday). Below you find a list of links to the different workshops. A poster, […]

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Ecology or Catastrophe

  Murray Bookchin was not only one of the most significant and influential environmental philosophers of the twentieth century–he was also one of the most prescient. From industrial agriculture to nuclear radiation, Bookchin has been at the forefront of every major ecological issue since the very beginning, often proposing a solution before most people even […]

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