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Created on: 16 Jan 2008
Group for all people who regard freedom and our environment and who believe that imminent environmental crisis is deeply rooted in social and political system of this world that needs to be changed...

Social ecology is a radical philosophy developed by Murray Bookchin which holds that present ecological problems are rooted in deep-seated social problems, particularly in dominatory hierarchical political and social systems. These have resulted in an uncritical acceptance of an overly competitive grow-or-die philosophy. It suggests that this cannot be resisted by individual action such as ethical consumerism but must be addressed by more nuanced ethical thinking and collective activity grounded in radical democratic ideals.
Undoubtedly social ecology is one of the most influential currents in the eco-anarchist thread within anarchism.

"The notion that man must dominate nature emerges directly from the domination of man by man… But it was not until organic community relations… dissolved into market relationships that the planet itself was reduced to a resource for exploitation. This centuries-long tendency finds its most exacerbating development in modern capitalism. Owing to its inherently competitive nature, bourgeois society not only pits humans against each other, it also pits the mass of humanity against the natural world. Just as men are converted into commodities, so every aspect of nature is converted into a commodity, a resource to be manufactured and merchandised wantonly." (Post Scarcity Anarchism, p. 85) M.Bookchin

Although this group is based on Bookchin's ideological ground, it was created to discuss wider topics on environmentalism, anarchism and social change.

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  • moondancer3000

    Please save the Canary Islands! Say No to oil drilling! Sign the petition here:

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    Hello! Please support my new group "We adore Edward Snowden" and feel free to tell us what you think about that man. Thank you.

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • EcoGui

    Check out Old Trees! Old Trees is an anarcho folk punk project rooted in vegan, deep ecology and eco-anarchist beliefs that started in late 2011.The project is sometimes just Guilherme and sometimes more people. The first album got out in 2013 and Old Trees is currently out there looking for gigs and busking, travelling, playing on the streets, in forests and in squats. Old Trees is for lovers, for warriors, it's a scream of rage against the machine and capitalist/industrial civilization. SMASH THE STATE AND RIDE BIKES! A//E New album:

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • -pui

    there is no environmental crisis, you bark wankers.

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Stormsong

    Thank you very much for posting here the informaions regarding Michel Montecrossa's 'Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2010'. Now it's also available on at:

    30 Apr 2010 Reply
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  • Carnassial1

    Cheers everyone! Brand new poll on my profile page about " How do you think human race will be obliterated" I'll be glad if you check it out and vote for your choice.

    22 Dec 2009 Reply
  • tiit19

    What do you think, why is all this discussion on social-ecological questions so much concentrated to climate changes? For me it seems, even if climate changes proceed, this is a ”by-product” of much more serious problems. I think actual problems for continuing stable existence of humanity (and environment, inevitably with it) are to find a way to stop perishing of living associations (and their environments) and guarantee stable minimal amount of clean air, water and fertile landscapes.

    25 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ooo0o0o0o0o

    esa_es_la_chica- is worldwide cooperation possible??? our last hope is the individalist, what you do for yourself and the people you influence as an individual is all you have.

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • 160R

    Why should everyone purchase a mobile phone? Ecological and anti-social enough to not own one? Maybe you are interested in group People with no mobile phone

    15 Nov 2008 Reply
  • anarcho_atlatl

    dyingdreams is talking about how they have no idea of the history of anarchism or what it really means. His comments on the Property is Theft group ( might be helpful towards understanding him.

    16 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Sclous

    Plz listen to my songs, thx.

    16 Sep 2008 Reply
  • dyingdreams

    You talk about anarchism in the same paragraph of "collective activity" and democracy, that should tell you a few things. Anti-Socialism. Don't forget to check out the Collectivist Hall of Fame and try and see if you pass the "Are you a socialist wannabe?" test ;o)

    24 Aug 2008 Reply
  • anarcho_atlatl

    Also, is there a reason why Marvin Gaye is a connected artist?

    1 Aug 2008 Reply
  • anarcho_atlatl

    Hey Katanakarma, fancy seeing you here.

    1 Aug 2008 Reply
  • katanakarma

    Petty changes amount to seeing everything around you in your immediate psychological space differently, at least in my own case. For some people that's where it has to start. I feel that Crimethinc can help more people relate and feel positive about the realm of anarchist thought. Let's look for constructive solutions and not divisions for a change.

    6 May 2008 Reply
  • katanakarma

    Suppose one managed to bridge the gap between lifestyle anarchism and socio-political anarchism? Lifestyle anarchism may not conform to your vision of how anarchism should be represented, but in my experience, those who have espoused views inspired by Crimethinc are not any less inclined to take action than those who study classical theory.

    6 May 2008 Reply
  • worldeater

    revolutionary energy into ridiculous hobbies. (goddamn character limit)

    16 Apr 2008 Reply
  • worldeater

    Psilocyn - Diversity in and of itself is not inherently a good thing. If our goal was diversity then we'd let fascists, leninists, and racists into our fold. Yes classical anarchism is flawed in many ways and does require an infusion of new ideas, but these ideas are not to be found among lifestylists. I am hostile towards them because they further marginalize anarchism and divert potentially

    16 Apr 2008 Reply
  • worldeater

    novemillimetri - yes individual anarchists may have a mix of both but that doesn't mean I can't criticize lifestylism as an idea. That's like saying because someone is both nationalist and Marxist there is in fact no distinction between nationalism and Marxism. Also, there are organizations (such as Crimethinc) and events which are clearly lifestylist in character.

    16 Apr 2008 Reply
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