By Emanuele Fantini In Italy, the success of the referendum against water privatisation pushed many social movements to reframe their struggles – on labour, education, debt, land use…. – in the name of the commons. Emanuele Fantini explores the legacy of that season in a podcast, here presented for the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: From extractivism to commoning”.
Por Raquel Neyra El regreso de la izquierda al gobierno de Perú representa el fin de la era de violencia, corrupción y racismo Fujimorista; a la vez, la tensión entre la redistribución de las riquezas mineras y la defensa de los territorios frente al extractivismo será un desafío clave para el gobierno, y para los movimientos sociales.
By Raquel Neyra The return of the left in the government of Peru represents the end of the Fujimori era of violence, corruption and racism; at the same time, the tension between the redistribution of mining wealth and the defense of territories against extractivism will be a key challenge for the government, as well as for grassroots movements.
By Andreas Bieler In his new book “Fighting for Water: Resisting Privatization in Europe” Andreas Bieler analyses the struggles against water privatization in Europe since the early 1990s. In this post for the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: From extractivism to commoning” he explores to what extent these struggles point towards a potential future beyond capitalism.
By Enid Still Is human speech a prerequisite to the ethical recognition of beings? The film about the life of a sow called Gunda, invites us to look beyond speech, into emotional, communicative more-than-human relations.
By Margarita Triguero-Mas, Mario Fontán-Vela.
Despite Portland’s reputation as a champion of sustainability, the city still struggles to overcome its legacy of racist policies and environmental injustice when it comes to the inclusion of Black residents.
By Irene Leonardelli, Gustavo García López and Emanuele Fantini.
In two webinars at the IASC 2021 Water Commons Virtual Conference (19-21 May 2021), past and future contributors reflected on the joint UndEnv-FLOWs series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water: From extractivism to commoning”.
By Daniela Schofield.
Notions of climate change adaptation used for policymaking and planning often fail to be grounded in everyday realities of those practicing adaptation on a micro-level. Imbuing urban political ecology with such realities and their gendered dimensions can work to expand our understanding of urban environments and better inform policy and planning.
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.
By Sarah Bretschko
Knowledge about female pleasure is being commodified at an increasing rate, but this is more likely to accentuate existing inequalities, rather than providing the “sexual liberation” it promises for all.
By Cleo Woelfle-Erskine.
The latest installment of the series “Reimagining, remembering, and reclaiming water” discusses how new eco-cultural imaginaries can emerge from alliances for river restoration between ranchers-conservationists, salmon scientists, and Tribal natural resource staff.
By Amanda Schockling.
Houston’s reliance on the oil and gas industry leads to lower life spans in majority Black and Hispanic neighborhoods; a consequence of the historic redlining practices of the 1930s.