July 16, 2020

Green New Deal(s): A Resource List for Political Ecologists

By Gustavo García López and Diego Andreucci. The Green New Deal has become a central focus of debates around ecosocialist politics; this list brings together diverse resources to foster critical reflection on its potential and limitations.
June 11, 2020

Reflections on the Virus as an Opportunity for Radical Societal Change

By Christos Zografos. Hopeful initiatives of solidarity and commoning during the coronavirus pandemic are not enough for redressing social inequality. A post-COVID world must genuinely value care, embrace instead of devalue vulnerability, and attack the existing structures of privilege.
April 16, 2020

Tourism, Degrowth and the COVID-19 Crisis

By Robert Fletcher, Ivan Murray Mas, Macià Blázquez-Salom & Asunción Blanco-Romero. The COVID-19 crisis shows what degrowth in the global tourism industry could look like. But it would need much more concerted planning to address the social impacts of this transition.
March 3, 2020

Monster megaprojects are consuming the world!

By Alexander Dunlap. The degradation, conflict and cumulative climatic effects of industrial expansion demand a new language to identify extractive and infrastructural megaprojects. We are not dealing with “development”, but with deranged worms, octopuses and the construction of Worldeater(s).
October 8, 2019

Defending limits is not Malthusian

By Giorgos Kallis. Self-limitation is not about constraining, but about defining collectively as societies our limits.
September 6, 2018

Resisting Development: The politics of the zad and NoTav

Alexander Dunlap reviews the book The ZAD and NoTAV: Territorial Struggles and the Making of a New Political Intelligence, by the Mauvaise Troupe Collective.
July 17, 2018

We need to talk about robots

By Paul Robbins. A political ecology of robots is due, one that is rigorously empirical, dedicated to justice and animal welfare, but unromantic in every regard.
November 23, 2017

Why “Warning to Humanity” gets the socio-ecological crisis (and its solutions) wrong

by Salvatore De Rosa and Jevgeniy Bluwstein The “Warning to Humanity” signed by more than 15.000 scientists calls for action to save the planet proposing elitist environmentalism and missing the real target. Instead, scientists should analyse the roots of the socio-ecological crisis and join the grassroots struggles pushing  for structural changes from local to global A recent “Warning to Humanity” by Ripple et al, signed by more than 15.000 scientists, has received global media attention. According to this call for action, the threat of global […]
August 9, 2017

Saskia Sassen on extractive logics and geographies of expulsion

By Gustavo García López* Saskia Sassen (Professor of Sociology, Columbia University) argues that the foundational transformation of capitalism since the 1980s is dominated by a speculative and extractive logic, characterized by “predatory formations” such as vulture funds making cities of ‘dead buildings’ and peripheries of expelled people. In her recent keynote speech at the  16th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons in Utrecht, Netherlands, Saskia Sassen offered a keynote speech on the “Extractive logics in our economy: geographies of […]
July 25, 2017

Climate politics in the long run

By Romain Felli*.  Stephen Schneider’s 1976 book The Genesis Strategy offers a stunning preview of contemporary debates over climate policies.  
July 7, 2017

Patrick Bond: Climate justice movements need to hit Trump where it hurts most

By Ethemcan Turhan and Cem İskender Aydın * Political economist and climate justice expert Patrick Bond comments on the prospects for a progressive anti-capitalist agenda in the face of increasing alt-right populism, xenophobia, climate denialism and economic-political exceptionalism. 
June 15, 2017

Pará, bloody Pará

Even when the police doesn’t kill in Pará, Brazil, it still lets others do the killing.
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