June 11, 2020

Reflections on the Virus as an Opportunity for Radical Societal Change

By Christos Zografos. Hopeful initiatives of solidarity and commoning during the coronavirus pandemic are not enough for redressing social inequality. A post-COVID world must genuinely value care, embrace instead of devalue vulnerability, and attack the existing structures of privilege.
April 23, 2020

The struggle of Indigenous communities against Christian missionaries in Brazilian Amazon

by Felipe Milanez Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the attempts at “extracting souls” by fundamentalists Christian missionaries in the Brazilian Amazon continue unabated, fueling the risk of genocide for self-isolated Indigenous communities. This is an in-depth account of the threats to the Indigenous peoples of the Javari Valley and of the legal case that ensued. 
April 20, 2020

El confinamiento de los niños en España visto desde la ciencia con la gente y la economía del cuidado

By María Jesús Beltrán. Que  se permita que los niños y niñas salgan de modo ordenado a dar una vuelta con sus padres y madres cerca de casa, como en multitud de países europeos, ha sido una triple reivindicación desde la igualdad: 1) la igualdad de clase social entre familias 2) la consideración de los niños como sujetos de derecho cuyas necesidades especiales están reguladas por leyes internacionales y 3) la igualdad desde la perspectiva de género, ya que puede aliviar esta carga de cuidados que soportan mayoritariamente las mujeres al rebajar el estrés y la frustración que conlleva el confinamiento.
April 16, 2020

Tourism, Degrowth and the COVID-19 Crisis

By Robert Fletcher, Ivan Murray Mas, Macià Blázquez-Salom & Asunción Blanco-Romero. The COVID-19 crisis shows what degrowth in the global tourism industry could look like. But it would need much more concerted planning to address the social impacts of this transition.
March 30, 2020

Coronavirus beyond Coronavirus: thresholds, biopolitics and emergencies

By Emiliano Terán Mantovani. What does the COVID-19 pandemic express, beyond itself? What is its meaning in this precise (geo) political time and what does it tell us about the particular world we face today?
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.
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?
October 10, 2019

A People’s Climate Plan for New York?

For an urban “Green New Deal” to be truly transformative, it must be driven by popular participation and the imperatives of climate justice, eco-socialism, and decolonization.
July 10, 2019

Pupils at the forefront: the school-work interchange on climate change between university and high school in Naples

by Maria Federica Palestino, Simona Quagliano and Elena Vetromile. In the wake of the Fridays for Future movement, students are taking the lead in stirring change towards climate change adaptation & mitigation. This is a short account of a project in Naples that put students' aspirations, questions and demands at center stage. 
May 23, 2019

Environmentalism is not a metaphor

By Remy Bargout. Environmentalists live under a growing and yet age-old illusion that the mainstream movement has gained a critical mass, or unstoppable momentum that ‘now, consumer society, world leaders, and the capitalist system must reckon with’. In reality, the mainstream movement does not speak to power, but actually exerts it. Elite environmentalism is a problem for many reasons but, perhaps most of all, for exclusionary factors of age, sex, and race.
May 2, 2019

Statement of the Encounter of Critical and Autonomous Geographies of Latin America // Pronunciamiento del Encuentro de Geografías Críticas y Autónomas de América Latina

From April 5 to 9, critical and autonomous geographers from Latin America met in Quito and Sucumbíos, Ecuador at the “Encounter of Critical and Autonomous Geographies of Latin America“, which brought together 20 collectives and people from 10 countries. This is the Statement elaborated during the meeting, which was read at the closing plenary of the XVIII Encounter of Latin American Geographers (EGAL), held in Quito. [Spanish] Del 5 al 9 de abril, geógrafos críticos y autónomos de América Latina se reunieron en Quito y Sucumbíos, […]
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