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? 
April 15, 2021

Women’s bodies as sites of struggle: resisting the commodification of knowledge about female pleasure

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.
April 13, 2021

When honesty is not the best policy: the ethical dilemma of sharing research findings

By Ankita Shrestha. Communities are not always formed by the social boundaries that we, as researchers, may identify, but are often formed by symbolic boundaries subject to individual social actors’ conception of differences and similarities that are hard to pin down. Who I present my research findings to, how, and when, can therefore never be neutral.
April 9, 2021

How imaginaries shift in places: Native and settler politics of water and salmon

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. 
April 8, 2021

On the destructive forces of the capitalist mode of production: Or, how to counter corporate violence with degrowth

By Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson. Corporations are the cogwheels in the machinery that makes up capitalism. By dragging peoples and environments into its mode of production, corporations satisfy their profit-hunger and disastrous growth-ambitions.
April 7, 2021

Book review: “Enlightenment and Ecology: The Legacy of Murray Bookchin in the 21st Century” (Black Rose Books, 2021)

By Rafa Grinfeld. The recent collection edited by Yavor Tarinski explores the contemporary influences of Murray Bookchin and the recent resurgence of interest in the theory of social ecology.
March 31, 2021

Nucleocrats Don’t Sleep

By Achim Klüppelberg. In a global state of climate emergency, technocratic voices for nuclear renaissance to curb greenhouse gas emissions are becoming prominent. The current anniversaries of the disasters at Fukushima (10 years) and Chernobyl (35 years) demand a reflection.
March 23, 2021

Poor health in redlined neighborhoods of Houston, Texas

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. 
March 18, 2021

Call for Proposals for International Workshop on Urban Climate Justice

The Call for Proposals is open for an international (online) workshop that the Climate Justice Network will organize on June 28-30, 2021. Deadline for applications is April 1.
March 11, 2021

The digital divide as “smart” city inequality

By Tara van Ryneveld. Digitalising public services is seen as the sustainable future for Swedish cities but it risks increasing inequality through leaving parts of society behind.
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