September 29, 2022

Europe’s summer of reckoning with losses and damages

By Guy Jackson. Climate-exacerbated disasters in Europe can illuminate the increasing economic and non-economic losses being experienced globally. From solidarity in loss may come solidarity in action, to fight the systems of oppression that create unequal vulnerabilities and fuel climate change
July 14, 2022

Alcarrás and the normalization of farmers’ disappearance

By Lucia Arguelles Ramos.  The success of the film Alcarás has to do with a widespread imaginary that romanticizes family farming but at the same time normalizes its disappearance.
June 14, 2022

Women Vs. Mining: A Video Project

By Novi Asti Lalasati and Eleonore Witschaß. A video project on the contested relations between Global North and Global South in terms of natural resource extraction and the environmental degradation from a feminist perspective.
March 1, 2022

Thirst: The story of development, growth, and urban water inequality in Bangalore

By Aunindo Ghosh.  The symbolism and hidden messages of injustice lurking beneath the apparent success story of water governance in Bangalore, and a work of art which proved stronger than statistics in shifting perceptions around water and its politics. 
February 22, 2022

Sub-Saharan migrants transiting through Algeria: Migratory farm labor in Covid times

By Meriem Farah Hamamouce and Amine Saidani The agricultural sector in Algeria relies on the informal labor force of Sub-Saharan migrants on their way to Europe. Interviews with migrants highlight their precarious conditions of life and work, worsening during the Covid-19 health crisis.
May 6, 2021

Infrastructural Citizenship: A Case for Adding Political Ecology

By Jessica Hope. Attentiveness to political ecology sharpens our insight into how state-society-nature relationships are remade by new infrastructure, and reveals the ways that infrastructure enacts, supports and undermines different ways that people live with – and in – a place. 
May 4, 2021

Green is the new brown: ecology in the metapolitics of the far right

In France, the far right’s acknowledgment of environmental threats serves a racist and nationalist agenda. This narrative is fed and spread by the far right metapolitical sphere, which revives a conservative and Malthusian conception of ecology along the nature-territory-identity trinity. This essay recounts one of their colloquiums on the topic, titled “Nature as a base”.
April 29, 2021

Why Ecuador’s Elections Matter to Ecological Struggles

By Diana Vela Almeida y Melissa Moreano Venegas. Banker Guillermo Lasso has won the presidency of Ecuador in the midst of a political dispute dividing the country's Left. It is as participants in this struggle that we ask ourselves, how can we build agreements, alliances and, above all, a mutually transformative social and ecological base to confront the devastating effects of neoliberalism? 
April 29, 2021

Por qué las elecciones de Ecuador son importantes para las luchas ecologistas

Por Diana Vela Almeida y Melissa Moreano Venegas. El banquero Guillermo Lasso ha conquistado la presidencia del Ecuador en medio de una pugna política entre las izquierdas del país. En esa pugna es desde donde nos preguntamos: ¿cómo se logran acuerdos, alianzas y, sobre todo, cómo se construye una base social y ecológica mutuamente transformadora para hacer frente a los devastadores efectos del neoliberalismo? 
April 13, 2021

When honesty is not the best policy: the ethical dilemma of sharing research findings

By Ankita Shrestha. Communities are not always formed by the social boundaries that we, as researchers, may identify, but are often formed by symbolic boundaries subject to individual social actors’ conception of differences and similarities that are hard to pin down. Who I present my research findings to, how, and when, can therefore never be neutral.
April 8, 2021

On the destructive forces of the capitalist mode of production: Or, how to counter corporate violence with degrowth

By Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson. Corporations are the cogwheels in the machinery that makes up capitalism. By dragging peoples and environments into its mode of production, corporations satisfy their profit-hunger and disastrous growth-ambitions.
March 31, 2021

Nucleocrats Don’t Sleep

By Achim Klüppelberg. In a global state of climate emergency, technocratic voices for nuclear renaissance to curb greenhouse gas emissions are becoming prominent. The current anniversaries of the disasters at Fukushima (10 years) and Chernobyl (35 years) demand a reflection.