Janet Biehl

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My translation (German to English) of volume 1 of the memoirs of Sakine Cansiz was published in April 2018 by Pluto Press.

My translation (German to English) of Revolution Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women's Liberation, in Northern Syria by Knapp, Flach, and Ayboga, was published by Pluto Press in October 2016.

My book Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2015.

As a result of the November 8 election, the Republican Party has amassed more power in the federal government than at any time since the 1920s. It controls the entire U.S. executive branch, and in the Senate and House, Democrats have only minority roles. At the level of the states, 68 of the 99 legislative chambers and 34 of the 50 governorships are in the hands of Republicans. That includes 25...

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Politics Of Social Ecology

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Ecology or Catastrophe: The...

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Ecofascism: Lessons from th...

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Rethinking Ecofeminist Poli...

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Finding Our Way

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“On March 4, 1981, Burlington elected him mayor—by a margin of ten votes out of more than 9,600 cast.15 (“Ten anarchist votes!” Murray would say. “And I know who they were!”)”
Janet Biehl, Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin

“Russell Blackwell lent Bookchin a sympathetic ear. But one evening he took his young compañero aside and gave him an unexpected warning: Don’t use the word anarchist for your political label, he said; if you do, you’ll attract every nut for miles around.”
Janet Biehl, Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin

“Where radical politics once stood for full citizen empowerment, it now stood for the empowerment of professional politicians in state and national government; where it once endorsed democratic assemblies, it now recommended “the numbing quietude of the polling booth, the deadening platitudes of petition campaigns”; instead of complex social theory, its new métier was bumper-sticker slogans; and instead of stirring demands for revolution, it meekly begged for paltry reforms. People no longer wanted to dedicate themselves to a revolutionary project that might “require the labors and dedication of a lifetime.” Instead, they craved instant gratification and were willing to surrender their long-term ideals to get it. Indeed,”
Janet Biehl, Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin




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