March 28, 2023

Wild mushrooms and the political ecology of commercial foraging in the American West. A review of the documentary film Up On The Mountain

By Claude Péloquin The documentary film Up on the Mountain is a social portrait of the commercial harvest of wild mushrooms in the forests of western North America. 
March 21, 2023

Under-ground ore: street intervention in the face of socio-environmental devastation in the Quintero-Puchuncaví sacrifice zone

By Teresa Sanz Through a poetic intervention, Teresa presents Under-ground Ore, a documentary of a collective street theatre piece by activists and artists resisting industrial pollution in Quintero-Puchuncaví, Chile.
March 7, 2023

South-South Circles of Poison? Malaysia’s role in (re)creating uneven geographies

By Caitlyn Sears. The circle of poison describes regulatory failures to reduce the human and environmental harms caused by the global agrochemical industry. Originally used to denote relations between global North (high-income) and global South (low- and middle-income) countries, there is growing evidence that suggests circles of poison are (re)created in South-South contexts.
February 21, 2023

From overlapping to convergence: workers’ struggles and climate justice from GKN, Florence

by Emanuele Leonardi & Mimmo Perrotta In this interview with Dario Salvetti, conducted on December 21, 2021 we wanted to better understand the relationship between labor mobilizations (especially the occupation at GKN) and climate justice. In practical terms, this issue started to be posed in September 2021 at the Milan Climate Camp – the radical opposition to the Pre-COP 26 where Greta Thunberg famously uttered her ‘blah blah blah’ speech – and continued, with some difficulties, during the protests against the G20-Environment meeting in Rome, […]
February 21, 2023

Dalla coincidenza alla convergenza: lotta operaia e giustizia climatica alla GKN

di Dario Salvetti con Emanuele Leonardi e Mimmo Perrotta Il 23 dicembre 2021 un nuovo proprietario ha acquistato la Gkn di Campi Bisenzio, la fabbrica di semiassi per autoveicoli occupata daə operaiə dal 9 luglio, a seguito dell’annuncio da parte della precedente proprietà – il fondo di investimenti britannico Melrose – della chiusura e del licenziamento di tuttə lə dipendentə. L’arrivo di un nuovo proprietario rappresenta certamente un importante risultato della mobilitazione, che si poneva in primo luogo l’obiettivo della salvaguardia dei posti di lavoro. […]
February 7, 2023

The Universal Humanity of the Peruvian Uprising

By Japhy Wilson. Have state and capital succeeded yet again in their joint campaign against the stubborn flourishing of universal humanity? Perhaps. But the Peruvian people have awoken, and any such victory can only be temporary and contingent.
January 24, 2023

About refrigerators

By Mina Kouvara Triggered by examples of vernacular technologies, I wonder how things would have evolved if the technological rupture of the late 18th century hadn’t occurred—provided that cultivating a healthy self and society was integral to civilisation.
January 10, 2023

Biodiversity breakthrough or time to stop global environmental meetings altogether?

By Bram Büscher and Rosaleen Duffy. The big biodiversity conference in Montreal from 7-19 December was described as the event that will decide on the ‘fate of the entire living world’. Its outcome to protect 30% of the planet by 2030 is regarded by some as ‘historic’, but in reality promotes more business-as-usual. Have global environmental meetings reached the end of their usefulness? Or is hanging on to them worth it in the face of worsening environmental crises?
December 20, 2022

Against the misrepresentation of climate activism in Lützerath aka the ZAD Rhineland

On November 7th 2022, Aftenposten (one of Norway’s largest daily newspapers) published an article in which two journalists describe their perception of the mining conflict around Lützerath, a squatted village in Germany also known as ZAD Rhineland. The following text responds to the journalists’ misrepresentations of climate justice activists and land defenders, as well as the journalists’ ignorance regarding powerful private-public relationships
December 15, 2022

Make Kin, Fight Fascism

The text by Angela Balzano, Antonia Anna Ferrante and Federica Timeto was presented by Antonia Anna Ferrante and Federica Timeto at the meeting Making Kin. Reproductive Justice is Eco-justice, sponsored by NICHE for the presentation of the Italian translation of the book “Making Kin, not Population” edited by Adele Clarke and Donna Haraway and held on October 28, 2022 at the Ca’ Foscari Theater with live online broadcast. Finally you can watch it again, in case you missed it!
December 15, 2022

Make Kin, Fight Fascism (in italiano)

Il testo di Angela Balzano, Antonia Anna Ferrante e Federica Timeto è stato presentato da Antonia Anna Ferrante e Federica Timeto in occasione dell’incontro Making Kin. Reproductive Justice is Eco-justice, promosso da NICHE per la presentazione della traduzione italiana del libro “Making Kin. Fare parentele non popolazioni” in originale curato da Adele Clarke and Donna Haraway e che si è svolto il 28 ottobre 2022 presso il Teatro Ca’ Foscari con diretta online. Scorri in basso per riguardare la registrazione dell’evento se te la sei […]
December 13, 2022

Formulating poisons: racism, agrochemicals, and cotton

By Brian Williams and Jayson Maurice Porter. In the U.S. South, cotton plantations served as an early laboratory for the toxic development and mass application of agrochemicals. Anti-Blackness shaped the formulation of this harmful agrarian calculus, and cotton, white supremacy and other poisons served as an important antecedent to the subsequent development of chemical-intensive industrial agriculture.