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May 30, 2023

What can degrowth bring to food system transformation beyond capitalism?

By Jacob Smessaert and Julia Spanier Can degrowth theory contribute valuable new perspectives to the thinking and doing of food system transformations beyond capitalism in the Global North? Or is it doomed to repeat questions already answered by other critical activists and thinkers within the food system, pretending novelty by merely exchanging buzzwords in titles?
May 25, 2023

Carbon Colonialism: Unmasking the global factory

By Laurie Parsons, in conversation with Gustavo García López and Flora Pereira da Silva. We discuss key topics related to Parsons’ new book, Carbon Colonialism: How rich countries export climate breakdown, from the diverse meanings of climate colonialism and the centrality of the globalization of factories in this, to the invisibility of these factories’ impacts and the myths of sustainable consumption and green growth, to how to tell local-to-global stories and achieve impact beyond academia. 
May 23, 2023

Making Relatives and the Journey for Life

By V'cenza Cirefice and Lynda Sullivan. Experiences of international solidarity between communities resisting extractivism throughout Ireland with Indigenous Land and water protectors from the Zapatista and Turtle Island territories, offer important reflections and learnings on how to build a better world, one where many worlds fit.
April 18, 2023

How Neoliberal Conservation Fails Forward

By Robert Fletcher. Market-based conservation instruments’ continual “failing forward” exposes the naked emperor of an unsustainable capitalism. Post-capitalist degrowth is our only salvation.
March 28, 2023

Wild mushrooms and the political ecology of commercial foraging in the American West. A review of the documentary film Up On The Mountain

By Claude Péloquin The documentary film Up on the Mountain is a social portrait of the commercial harvest of wild mushrooms in the forests of western North America. 
March 21, 2023

Under-ground ore: street intervention in the face of socio-environmental devastation in the Quintero-Puchuncaví sacrifice zone

By Teresa Sanz Through a poetic intervention, Teresa presents Under-ground Ore, a documentary of a collective street theatre piece by activists and artists resisting industrial pollution in Quintero-Puchuncaví, Chile.
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
Venice Climate March, September 10, 2022. Credits: Michele Lapini

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
Venice Climate March, September 10, 2022. Credits: Michele Lapini

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. […]