In-depth and detailed Political Ecology essays

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? 
November 26, 2020

Experiences of the Covid19 pandemic of small-scale farmers in the Draa Valley in the South-East of Morocco

By Lisa Bossenbroek, Hind Ftouhi, Abir Benfars and Nawal Taaime How do small-scale farmers and agricultural laborers in the Draa Valley, in the South-East of Morocco, experience and respond to the Covid19 crisis? Their experiences illustrate how the crisis tests their resilience and expose the vulnerability and the limited resources some rural actors have to deal with crises. 
August 6, 2020

Saving a critical pastureland in Montenegro from the onslaught of military ‘development’

By Pablo Domínguez, Maja Kostić-Mandić and Milan Sekulović The “Save Sinjajevina” initiative  is mobilizing to defend the Sinjajevina-Durmitor massif mountain range, a traditional pastoral territory in Montenegro, from being converted into a military training ground.
July 9, 2020

The Can Batlló radical social innovation: Movements co-producing public services

By Viviana Asara. Barcelona's Can Batlló platform is a radical social innovation enacting a democratized public ownership and management of public services. By blending confrontational repertoires of action with a radical politics of autonomy, movement activists and citizens intervene and decide on the planning and delivery of public services, governing them as commons, while struggling against austerity policies.
May 26, 2020

How new is the Green New Deal for the Global South?

By Vijay Kolinjivadi and Ashish Kothari. The Green New Deal manifestos in the US and UK are among the most progressive proposals coming out of the industrialised world, but they remain flawed from the perspective of the colonised Global South, and fall short of the fundamental systemic shifts we need to save life on earth.
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.
November 28, 2019

El pequeño Pödelwitz global resiste

By Emiliano Teran Mantovani. Pödelwitz, el pequeño pueblo alemán donde se realizó el Segundo Campamento por la Acción Climática, es propiamente una aldea global. Cadenas internacionales del carbón, cambio climático y luchas ambientalistas se expresan en este poblado, y sirven para reflexionar sobre la globalidad del extractivismo.
November 15, 2019

Blocking the Flows. Notes from a climate action in Göteborg

By Salvatore De Rosa. How does it feel to take part in a direct action to stop climate chaos? What do you need to know and what do you learn before, during and after? Here we offer a reportage and some reflections on the mass action at the port of Göteborg, Sweden, on September 7th, 2019. While we block the flows, we build the communities able to face these troubled times.
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