April 15, 2021

Women’s bodies as sites of struggle: resisting the commodification of knowledge about female pleasure

By Sarah Bretschko Knowledge about female pleasure is being commodified at an increasing rate, but this is more likely to accentuate existing inequalities, rather than providing the “sexual liberation” it promises for all.
April 13, 2021

When honesty is not the best policy: the ethical dilemma of sharing research findings

By Ankita Shrestha. Communities are not always formed by the social boundaries that we, as researchers, may identify, but are often formed by symbolic boundaries subject to individual social actors’ conception of differences and similarities that are hard to pin down. Who I present my research findings to, how, and when, can therefore never be neutral.
April 9, 2021

How imaginaries shift in places: Native and settler politics of water and salmon

By Cleo Woelfle-Erskine. The latest installment of the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water” discusses how new eco-cultural imaginaries can emerge from alliances for river restoration between ranchers-conservationists, salmon scientists, and Tribal natural resource staff. 
April 8, 2021

On the destructive forces of the capitalist mode of production: Or, how to counter corporate violence with degrowth

By Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson. Corporations are the cogwheels in the machinery that makes up capitalism. By dragging peoples and environments into its mode of production, corporations satisfy their profit-hunger and disastrous growth-ambitions.
April 7, 2021

Book review: “Enlightenment and Ecology: The Legacy of Murray Bookchin in the 21st Century” (Black Rose Books, 2021)

By Rafa Grinfeld. The recent collection edited by Yavor Tarinski explores the contemporary influences of Murray Bookchin and the recent resurgence of interest in the theory of social ecology.
March 31, 2021

Nucleocrats Don’t Sleep

By Achim Klüppelberg. In a global state of climate emergency, technocratic voices for nuclear renaissance to curb greenhouse gas emissions are becoming prominent. The current anniversaries of the disasters at Fukushima (10 years) and Chernobyl (35 years) demand a reflection.
March 23, 2021

Poor health in redlined neighborhoods of Houston, Texas

By Amanda Schockling. Houston’s reliance on the oil and gas industry leads to lower life spans in majority Black and Hispanic neighborhoods; a consequence of the historic redlining practices of the 1930s. 
March 18, 2021

Call for Proposals for International Workshop on Urban Climate Justice

The Call for Proposals is open for an international (online) workshop that the Climate Justice Network will organize on June 28-30, 2021. Deadline for applications is April 1.
March 11, 2021

The digital divide as “smart” city inequality

By Tara van Ryneveld. Digitalising public services is seen as the sustainable future for Swedish cities but it risks increasing inequality through leaving parts of society behind.
March 3, 2021

Forests are not just sites of climate mitigation

By Felix Krawczyk Forests are more and more central to discussions on resources for climate mitigation. However, seeing the forest only as a site of climate mitigation obstructs the way to an ecological society. Instead, forests should be seen as sites of resistance against ecological destruction.
February 23, 2021

Indian Academics and Researchers Condemn Government-Led Repression of Dissent

Indian scholars have launched a petition to condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old youth climate and social activist, which adds to the growing number of instances of the Indian government’s targeting of social justice and human rights activists, in the context of intentisying mass protests.
February 11, 2021

Call open for 8th International Degrowth Conference (The Hague, NL, 24-28 August)

The invitation is now open to participate in the 8th International Degrowth Conference “Caring Communities for Radical Change”, that will take place in the Hague, Netherlands, between 24-28 August 2021. 
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