March 24, 2020

How one of Montréal’s poorest neighborhood became ripe for green gentrification

By Melissa García Lamarca. Greening projects both large and small in the rapidly developing Saint Henri neighborhood are stitching together a post-industrial landscape to create new and exclusionary forms of urban living.
March 21, 2020

The Political Use of Parasites

By Massimo De Angelis. This crisis will end, but it will not improve anything if at the defeat of a micro-parasite, we let the macro-parasites continue to govern our lives, perhaps around those techniques of social control experimented to combat micro-parasites. Governance that looks at relationships must be based on care and rebuild our sociality and productivity on it.
March 13, 2020

Let’s water the tree of solidarity against Coronavirus

By Angelos Varvarousis. What can we do in order to transform the coronavirus pandemic into something more hopeful? What could be a serious, thoughtful, humanitarian, rational but also politically progressive response?
March 10, 2020

The Biggest Nuclear Threat—Lawsuits

by Kate Brown In the age of fake news, environmental archives may provide crucial insights for political, legal and scientific controversies.
March 3, 2020

Monster megaprojects are consuming the world!

By Alexander Dunlap. The degradation, conflict and cumulative climatic effects of industrial expansion demand a new language to identify extractive and infrastructural megaprojects. We are not dealing with “development”, but with deranged worms, octopuses and the construction of Worldeater(s).
February 25, 2020

Undisciplining environmental justice research with visual storytelling

By Sarah A. Moore and Heather Rosenfeld. A project on mapping transnational hazardous waste in North America serves as an entry point to critically rethinking the role of maps and data in the knowledge and the stories we tell about environmental injustices.
February 18, 2020

Can trees address environmental inequities in Mediterranean cities? 

By Amalia Calderón-Argelich, Francesc Baró, Johannes Langemeyer and James Connolly While the uneven distribution of street tree benefits in Barcelona favors elderly residents in particular and partially compensates for the lack of larger green spaces in several districts, it is clear that street trees must be accompanied by other sustainable mobility measures to advance urban environmental health and justice.
February 11, 2020

Political ecology in, and of, the Australian bushfires

By Simon Batterbury.  South East Australia is currently (Feb 2020) dry, hot, and burning. This is not unusual, but this year it is different.
January 28, 2020

Code Red, Code Green: Shaping the Ecosocialist Transformation – Call for Papers

The world’s interlinked social and ecological crises are inspiring movements to collectively imagine and set in motion ecosocialist alternatives to capitalism’s exploitation of people and nature. Building on the discussions at the 4th International Ecosocialist Encounters held in 2018 in Lisbon,  this call for papers at the online journal e-cadernos CES of the Centre for Social Studies (University of Coimbra) seeks to contribute to the theoretical-methodological advancement of ecosocialism.
January 21, 2020

Can a denser Austin be both green and affordable?

By James Connolly and Mateus Lira. Austin is considered one of the most ecological cities in the US, but due to a history of racial segregation, environmental injustice, gentrification, and misguided policies, access to housing and green space remains a privilege for wealthier residents.
January 17, 2020

Collegiality, equality and diversity as founding values in academia

By Roberta Biasillo. What happens when our behaviours do not match the expectations of the individualistic neoliberal academia?
January 14, 2020

(Re)thinking Political Ecology from Abya Yala

By Ana Estefanía Carballo, Gibrán Cruz Martínez, Émilie Dupuits and Rebecca Hollender.. There exists a significant and valuable production of relevant and original thinking about political ecology and development in Latin America which remains largely confined to the region, due to linguistic barriers and the broader ‘coloniality of knowledge’ . The Alternautas digital platform emerges from a desire to bridge such barriers, and bring Latin American discourses, realities and social research (both from, and on Latin America) into conversation with other world regions and non-academic spaces. The invitation is open.
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