Sunday, February 12
Reason, creativity and freedom: the communalist model - Eleanor Finley
2016 municipal assembly in Naples
"In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election, devastating images and memories of the First and Second World Wars flood our minds. Anti-rationalism, racialized violence, scapegoating, misogyny and homophobia have been unleashed from the margins of society and brought into the political mainstream. Meanwhile, humanity itself runs in a life-or-death race against time. ... The term communalism originated from the revolutionary Parisian uprising of 1871 and was later revived by the late-twentieth century political philosopher Murray Bookchin (1931-2006). Communalism is often used interchangeably with 'municipalism', 'libertarian municipalism' (a term also developed by Bookchin) and 'democratic confederalism' (coined more recently by imprisoned Kurdish political leader Abdullah Öcalan). ..."
2014 September: Anarchism in America (1983), 2015 August: The Prophet Farmed: Murray Bookchin on Bernie Sanders, 2015 October: Post-Scarcity Anarchism (1971), 2015 October: The Ecology of Freedom (1982), 2016 July: Murray Bookchin’s New Life.