January 19, 2017

Desierto Liquído – Liquid Desert

Have we transformed our seas into a liquid desert? The documentary Desierto Líquido – Liquid Desert investigates overfishing through a journey that takes us close to the voices and lives of local fishing communities in Spain, Senegal and Mauritania.
July 15, 2016

Networking to shape policies on fishing and aquaculture

How to build strong civil society networks to raise public awareness and influence policy-making on environmental conflicts? The experience of OCEAN2012 and Sea at Risk offer valuable lessons.*
November 13, 2015

Urgent call for international solidarity with Silvan

The town of Silvan in South-East Turkey is under the occupation of the Turkish army—a solidarity campaign by Barış Bloku calls for security forces to cease operations against civilians and allow independent observers to access the area.
January 26, 2015

The Rise and Transformation of Environmentalism in Turkey

by Irmak Ertör and Ethemcan Turhan Notes on a lecture by Murat Arsel, reflecting on the limits and possibilities of environmental struggles against Turkish ‘neoliberal developmentalism’. The discussion suggests that environmental struggles must go beyond localism, towards politicising social, economic and environmental justice in Turkey. In the last decades and especially in the aftermath of Gezi Park resistance, environmental movements in Turkey have received increasing attention by activists and academics. The question of whether the movements can become a leading and uniting force in the […]
October 2, 2014

Connecting past and present socio-ecological struggles: The "Barceloneta Cooperative Memory Project"

by Irmak Ertör, Melissa Garcia Lamarca and Santiago Gorostiza Barceloneta is one of the most charismatic neighbourhoods in the city of Barcelona. It has a powerful history of cooperatives run autonomously by their workers and inhabitants. The history of the neighbourhood—its name meaning ‘little Barcelona’—dates back to the 18th century. It was previously inhabited by fishermen and maintaining its strong relation with the sea. Nowadays, however, it is undergoing rapid transformation. “A fishermen neighbourhood” is an expression currently used as one of the thousand slogans […]