October 19, 2021

Reclamando el derecho a la autogestión del agua

Por Marcela Olivera y Stefano Archidiacono Veinte años después de la Guerra del Agua en Cochabamba (Bolivia), reflexionamos sobre la “autogestión” del agua como dimensión práctica y cultural de los bienes comunes. Una nueva pieza para la serie “Reimaginar, recordar y reclamar el agua: Del extractivismo al procomún”.
October 19, 2021

Autogestión, reclaiming the right to self-management of water

By Marcela Olivera and Stefano Archidiacono Twenty-one years after the Water War in Cochabamba (Bolivia), we reflect on “autogestión” of water as a practical and cultural dimension of the commons. A new piece for the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: From extractivism to commoning”.
October 12, 2021

Dune and the Inhuman Agency of Commoning

By Riccardo Buonanno. The new sci-fi epic Dune is a planetary narrative. Human affairs only represent a part of a whole geopower, in which Planet’s forces organize, incite and deform social and political relations. Is it time to reconsider our certainties on the human agency facing environmental crisis?
October 5, 2021

On the Racist Humanism of Climate Action*

By Diego Andreucci and Christos Zografos. Mainstream climate change mitigation and adaptation policies are imbued with neocolonial discursive constructions of the “other”. Understanding how such constructions work has important implications for how we think about emancipatory and socially-just responses to the climate crisis.
September 21, 2021

September 21st: International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

By World Rainforest Movement. Today, September 21st, International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, communities, movements, organizations and networks celebrate the courage and strength behind every struggle.
September 14, 2021

On Being Loved to Death: The Tourism, Black Pig and Groundwater Nexus on Jeju Island

By Hanbyeol Jang and Kimberley Thomas. Tourism and black pig booms on Jeju Island in South Korea threaten groundwater, the only freshwater source on the island. Is it possible for tourism, black pigs, and clean groundwater to coexist without compromising the island’s future?
September 7, 2021

White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism

By The Zetkin Collective. What happens when the rise of temperatures intersects with the rise of the far right? This latest instalment in the "Political ecologies of the far right" series, based on the new book White Skin, Black Fuel, seeks an answer.
August 3, 2021

Summer break note

Good wishes and a selection of events and blog posts for the pause
July 29, 2021

Narrating political ecologies through film: An interview with documentary filmmaker Taylor Rees

By Marek Kaczyński and Marta Ewa Romaneczko Documentary filmmaker Taylor Rees talks about her work on racism and environmental justice.
July 27, 2021

Rural Connections of Populism in Central and Eastern Europe

By Natalia Mamonova. Rural areas in Central and Eastern Europe have often been described as a bastion of right-wing populism as populist vote shares are considerably higher in the countryside. Is this the case, and if so, how did the right-wing parties win over the post-socialist village?
July 20, 2021

Where have all the commons gone in Italy? A new podcast

By Emanuele Fantini In Italy, the success of the referendum against water privatisation pushed many social movements to reframe their struggles – on labour, education, debt, land use…. – in the name of the commons. Emanuele Fantini explores the legacy of that season in a podcast, here presented for the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: From extractivism to commoning”.
July 8, 2021

Perú: El Triunfo de Castillo y la Ecología Popular

Por Raquel Neyra El regreso de la izquierda al gobierno de Perú representa el fin de la era de violencia, corrupción y racismo Fujimorista; a la vez, la tensión entre la redistribución de las riquezas mineras y la defensa de los territorios frente al extractivismo será un desafío clave para el gobierno, y para los movimientos sociales.
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