Collection of posts that speak to each other on a specific topic in Political Ecology.

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. […]
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.  
November 22, 2022

What about the fall? Reflections and perspectives of the climate justice movement in Italy (part II)

By Salem Ghribi. The previous post, focused on the summer: very hot and full of moments of struggle. Now, the fall with all its revindications! From the summer camps to the converging demonstrations.
November 22, 2022

E l’autunno? Riflessioni e prospettive del movimento per la giustizia climatica (part II)

By Salem Ghribi. Nel post precedente, vi abbiamo raccontato dell’estate: caldissima e piena di momenti di lotta. Adesso ci concentriamo sull’autunno con tutte le sue rivendicazioni. Dai campeggi estivi alle manifestazioni di convergenza.
November 15, 2022

The hottest summer on record. Reflections and perspectives of the climate justice movement in Italy (part I)

By Salem Ghribi In early 2019 a new form of environmental activism took the global stage. A young composition of mainly students poses a new way of understanding ecology and the wider relationship with political engagement. It’s been three years since then and the summer 2022 has been filled with political camps across Italy.  
November 15, 2022

L’estate più calda della storia. Riflessioni e prospettive del movimento per la giustizia climatica in Italia (parte I)

di Salem Ghribi È agli inizi del 2019 che una nuova forma di attivismo ambientale prende spazio nello scenario globale. Una composizione giovane, soprattutto studenti e studentesse, pone un nuovo modo di intendere l’ecologia e il rapporto con l’impegno politico in generale. Vediamo cosa è successo nei molteplici campeggi ecologisti dell’estate 2022.  
November 10, 2022

From Autarky to Agnotology: Arsenic Pesticides and the Making of Ignorance in early Francoist Spain (1939-1953)

By José Ramón Bertomeu Sánchez.  Massive pesticide usage was created through the disciplining of farmers in the use of new chemical technologies during Franco's dictatorship, contributing to concealing the slow and invisible poisoning of agricultural workers and consumers, leaving a toxic legacy in Spanish agriculture up to today.
October 18, 2022

Anti-capitalist, transfeminist, anti-extractivist convergences for climate and environmental justice in Italy

by Ilenia Iengo, Paola Imperatore and Emanuele Leonardi A new bilingual series in Italian and English invites us to follow and learn with a long season of mobilizations arising in Italy from the 1970s to the present, building bridges across the knowledges and practices of political ecology.