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Niels Johan Juhl-Nielsen
Juhl-Nielsen resides in Copenhagen.
ANARCHISM / If not now – when? Is social ecology an answer?

(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

TV footage from Bergamo of long lines of military vehicles transporting humans away from the hospitals revealed a frightening suddenness and alarmed our survival instinct. Was civilization threatened?

Although global warming and the changes in biodiversity do not come with the same suddenness, these threats with their "tipping points" must now call on the world to an even greater degree. What other than the prospect of collapse awaits the world community or parts of it?

This should therefore speak to us about the need to develop a collapseology with coherent concepts and in a language that can unite humanity into a transformation and action. A picture of the future that can point a way beyond "tipping points" and collapse?

Social ecology

Back in his youth, Murray Bookchin realized the need to break down class society through the building of local communities. He developed a close relationship with nature and realized that our view of nature could be divided into two. Partly in nature in which man is naturally involved, but where nature has its own life («the non-human nature»), partly in a nature which man has set and continues to make his mark on and which threatens civilization («human nature») .

Significantly more than the class society, Bookchin realized that society also develops with the support of hierarchies in the form of council of elders, patriarchy and. . .

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