In her 1968 Revolutionary Letters, Diane di Prima issued an all-caps injunction: “BLOW UP THE PETROLEUM LINES.” “Make the cars / into flower pots or sculptures or live / in the bigger ones,” she suggests, “why not?” Increasingly, di Prima’s resonant question – “why not?” – resurfaces in environmentalism’s re-engagement with tactics of militant direct action and lineages of anti-colonial struggle, reflected in a critical turn towards histories of insurrection, re-occupation, and pipeline resistance. Alongside di Prima’s incitement to infrastructural sabotage is the more irreverent […]
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.
By Adeniyi Asiyanbi and Jens Friis Lund More than a decade of REDD+ initiatives has shown abundant evidence of poor outcomes. Now that forest-based mitigation projects to tackle climate change are gaining traction again, we can learn from the tensions embedded in REDD+ schemes to assess the critical implications of market-based forest governance for effective climate action and climate justice
By Salvatore De Rosa.
How does it feel to take part in a direct action to stop climate chaos? What do you need to know and what do you learn before, during and after? Here we offer a reportage and some reflections on the mass action at the port of Göteborg, Sweden, on September 7th, 2019. While we block the flows, we build the communities able to face these troubled times.
by Salvatore De Rosa This is a very personal account of an ethnographic immersion in the epicenter of an environmental conflict of huge proportions. That happens to be, at the same time, the place where I was born. It is an attempt at connecting the dots between individual existence, collective destinies and glocal ecological transformations. Campania, anno 2016, Anthropocene has already shown up here as Biocide. But in the Zone we became Stalkers…
Social mobilizations in Campania are changing the political, economic, cultural and ecological landscapes of the region. Their strategies and practices draw a path of resistance and reappropriation that can inspire environmental movements in Italy and elsewhere.
Illegal economic practices are often labeled as aberrations of the market logic, but few realize their role in sustaining capitalist accumulation and power hierarchies. Uncovering the drivers of illegal waste disposal in Campania demonstrates that illicit and legal economies are often intertwined and mutually beneficial.*
From 4 to 6 March 2016, there will be in Napoli (Italy) the Agorà of movements in defense of territories and for environmental justice, an event organized by ENTITLE in collaboration with Lund University, A Sud, CDCA and activists and researchers from Italy. The preliminary program is finally out! (english below) Il programma preliminare dell’Agorà dei movimenti in difesa dei territori e per la giustizia ambientale è pronto! Il programma con le informazioni dettagliate dell’evento, delle plenarie e delle tracce dei tavoli di lavoro, è qui. […]
From 4 to 6 March 2016, there will be in Napoli (Italy) the Agorà of movements in defense of territories and for environmental justice, an event organized by ENTITLE in collaboration with Lund University, A Sud, CDCA and activists and researchers from Italy. The Agorà is an attempt at creating a space of confrontation, collective learning and analysis on socio-environmental struggles in the Italian context. A space where activists and researchers will meet to exchange and discuss on our common futures. This is the call for participation. Chiamata […]
The Unlock Italy Law, recently passed in the Italian parliament, is a festival of deregulation and legalised plunder. From fossil fuel extraction to construction permits, the country is put on sale to restart growth. But from the targeted territories, social movements are waging resistance. And they bring another idea of prosperity.
by Gustavo Garcia Lopez and Salvatore Paolo de Rosa Je hais les voyages et les explorateurs” (“I hate travels and explorers. C. Lévi-Strauss (1955), Tristes Tropiques¹ Following our previous two posts (HERE and HERE) on the Tales from Planet Earth film festival in Stockholm, Sweden (9-12 April) this post focuses on the film Expedition to the End of the World (Daniel Dencik, 2013). It was one of several featured documentaries on the festival’s third day as part of the topic “The Circumpolar North”, perhaps the […]