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Gary Sisco, 1954-2020

Seven Days

Lifelong activist worked to improve the human condition

Sep 28, 2020

Gary Sisco (June 27, 1954-September 17, 2020) was a dedicated partner of 27 years to Bronwyn. "Crispo," as he was known to friends, was a lifelong lover of music, horses, and the struggle to improve the human condition against the unrelenting oppressive forces of capitalism, totalitarianism and authoritarianism.

Notes on “Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism”

Notes on “Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism”

From Libertarian Labyrinth by Shawn P. Wilbur

These are notes from a Reddit debate on “lifestylism.” They are by no means an exhaustive critique of Bookchin’s most divisive text, but perhaps they give some reasons to believe that more is not necessarily needed.

Looking at Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm, these problems jump out immediately:

Open Letter Re: Black Rose Books’ plan to publish a Murray Bookchin “Festschrift.”

We, the undersigned, endorse this letter and support its demands: Lifestyle Anarchist News Section

From Reddit r/Communalists

The following letter was sent through the Institute for Social Ecology mailing list this morning. I'm posting this letter here so that the information in the letter is made widely available, and can be freely and transparently discussed.

Relaunching Harbinger: A Journal of Social Ecology

From Social Ecology

A harbinger is a messenger, or a sign indicating that a major event or change is coming. In recent years the Institute has been energized by a global resurgence of interest in social ecology, municipalism, democratic confederalism, and communalism emanating from a multiplicity of movements. Our programs continue to grow and connect people across the globe, and our comrades have launched exciting new organizations and political initiatives based on these shared ideas. At a moment when resistance to capitalism, ecocide, representative democracy, and social domination is evident everywhere, we need forums where we can sharpen the analysis, strategy, and political vision necessary to create a radically democratic and ecological society.

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