December 18: Akbar Shahid Ahmed’s “America’s Best Allies Against ISIS Are Inspired by a Bronx-Born Libertarian Socialist,” Huffington Post. The article publishes, for the first time, PDFs of Bookchin’s correspondence with the intermediaries of Abdullah Öcalan in 2004.
December 7: The journal Nature lists Ecology or Catastrophe as a book for the COP negotiator! In 1965, Barbara Kiser notes, Bookchin presciently foresaw not only climate change but the solution, stepping down from fossil fuels. “Bookchin’s solutions to the crisis were as prescient, not least in integrating social with environmental elements. Working from a vision of urban ecotopias, he inspired and championed community-centred, solar-powered, closed-loop food production as early as the 1970s.”
November 28: “A Dream of a Secular Utopia in ISIS’s Backyard” by Wes Enzinna in The New York Times Magazine. An eloquent article that places the Rojava revolution in the U.S. newspaper of record.
November 28: Interview by Berna Ozgencil for ANF News
November 27: David B. blogged about Bookchin’s influence on the new ideology of the Kurdish freedom movement on Daily Kos.
November 23: Chuck Morse reviews Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin for Perspectives
November 19: “The Flowers of Rojava”: I gave a multimedia presentation at Friends Meeting House, in Burlington, Vt., with a trailer for the forthcoming film “The Flowers of Rojava,” and a slideshow, based on my visits to Rojava in December 2014 and October 2015. Sponsored by the magazine Toward Freedom.
November 17: Interview by Preeti Kaur for ZNet.
November 12: The journal Nature, in reviewing Ecology or Catastrophe, says Bookchin was “incisive, inventive, and pragmatic, a refreshing contrast to today’s environment doom-mongers and technical utopians alike.”
November 10-12: I did three days of book launches in Montreal, Quebec, including one at the Urban Ecology Centre. Another was at McGill University–Jon Milton wrote about it for a student newspaper, The Link, on November 23.
October 15: “Bookchin a été marginalisé,” an interview for Ballast magazine by Adeline Baldacchino (French).
October 12: “Bookchin: écologie radicale et municipalisme libertaire,” an article in Ballast magazine by Adeline Baldacchino (French).
Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin is available from Oxford University Press or your favorite bookstore.