Monday, March 6

Janet Biehl

Wikipedia - "Janet Biehl (born September 4, 1953) is a political writer with a focus on libertarian municipalism and social ecology, the body of ideas developed and publicized by Murray Bookchin. She also opposes eco-feminism. ... In 1986 she attended the Institute for Social Ecology, in Vermont, where she met the social theorist Murray Bookchin. In January 1987 she moved to Burlington, Vermont, to study further with Bookchin. They began a collaborative relationship to advance and promote social ecology. ... Biehl is a supporter of the Kurdish freedom movement. After Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the insurgent Kurdistan Workers' Party, was captured and imprisoned in 1999, he became an avid reader of Bookchin's work in Turkish translation and recommended it to the movement. Drawing on libertarian municipalism, he formulated democratic confederalism as a political program, which the PKK adopted. ..."
Ecology or Catastrophe
New Compass
ROAR - Thoughts on Rojava: an interview with Janet Biehl

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