By Ethemcan Turhan Against the grim background of increasing global warming and related disasters, global climate justice movements call for radical political and economic transformations. Accordingly, positioning social reproduction in all its diverse forms at the center of the struggle for life is among the most important steps of these transformations. Building on her latest book, Forces of Reproduction: Notes For A Counter-Hegemonic Anthropocene (Cambridge University Press, 2020), we spoke with environmental historian and political ecologist Stefania Barca on the labour of earthcare, commoning and […]
By War on Want, Tipping Point UK and JunteGente.
Post-Extractive Futures, a workshop series taking place between February 1-3 (11am NY/Bogota, 4pm London/Dakar), is a space of mutual learning about the world we can build guided by the questions: What can we do together that we can’t do alone? How do we support each other in building the ecological and reparative worlds we need?
El Colectivo de Geografía Crítica del Ecuador y el Instituto de Estudios Ecologistas del Tercer Mundo, con el apoyo del Grupo de Trabajo Ecología(s) política(s) desde el Sur/Abya-Yala de CLACSO invitan a la comunidad académica y a los movimientos sociales a participar en el IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Ecología Política.
By Daniel Boston.
This summer, the 8th International Degrowth conference took place in The Hague. This short text provides reflections on some of the important themes, lessons, and points of contention of the event.
By Gustavo García López, Diego Andreucci, Corinne Lamain, Daniel Boston, Selj Balamir and Julia Karch.
Can Green New Deals foster the deep eco-social transformations beyond capitalist growth needed in our society? And what are the tensions, convergences, and mutual learnings with Degrowth?
By Wendy Harcourt, Irene Leonardelli, Enid Still and Anna Voss.
Organized under the theme ‘Caring Communities for Radical Change’, the 8th International Degrowth Conference (August 24-28, The Hague), brought together nearly 900 activists, academics, and artists to discuss how to confront the contradictions between endless economic growth and the ecological boundaries of our planet.
By Andrea Brock & Nathan Stephens-Griffith.
Policing pushes extractive frontiers and facilitates extractive projects, facilitates the expansion of ‘green’ capitalism, and upholds the right to kill and exploit nonhuman animals. Police forces, militaries, and private security firms maintain a social ecological order, grounded in human-nature separation, the prioritisation of property and growth, and social hierarchies, that is inherently ecocidal. Policing enforces environmental injustice, so as activists and scholars, we need to embrace abolition of policing in our fight for environmental justice.
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 Paige Torchio and Kimberley Thomas.
The environmental crisis along the United States Southwestern border and borderland region is the result of legislation passed in 2005 aimed at bolstering national security.
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”.
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”.