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Deep Ecology and Alternative Political Models

The complexity and interdependence of ecosystems mean that exclusively human-centric social organizations pose an increasingly grave threat to non-human species and to the environment, as well as to indigenous human societies. Incorrect decisions made by the dominant human power structure can easily propagate and augment their impact. Decentralisation of power and “local” solutions seem to offer the only remedies that can avert us from imminent global destruction, writes Ukrainian eco-centrist Victor Postikov.

October 7, 2009   Comments Off on Deep Ecology and Alternative Political Models

The Left in Left-Biocentrism

Many Deep Ecologists and other ecological thinkers have over the years declared that the politics of ecology transcend the traditional categories of Left and Right. In the early 1980’s the slogan, “We are Neither Left nor Right but Ahead” became a popular cliché of some Green political parties and movement groups. By putting the word ‘Left’ in front of biocentrism, Saskatchewan writer David Greenfield explains that Left-Biocentrism is bucking the trend among Deep Ecologists, and clearly indicating that there is more to be said about the social aspects of Deep Ecology.

July 29, 2008   1 Comment