June 23, 2020

Contesting private urbanism in Greater Buenos Aires: Neighborhood assemblies in defense of life

By Vanina P. Santy The relation between urbanization, environmental degradation and public health demands a renewed debate, particularly in the present context of a pandemic. What are the impacts of the destruction of urban ecosystems on residents’ well-being? And how do social movements contribute to the visibility of this problem and the conservation of such places?
November 21, 2019

Emergenciocracy: why demanding the “climate emergency” is risky

By Giacomo D'Alisa. The climate emergency frame being mobilized today could prove counterproductive and dangerous, potentially undermining the very purposes of the global climate movements.
November 12, 2019

Climate crisis and new ecological mobilizations (Part II)

By Luigi Pellizzoni. How can we read and interpret the rise of environmental movements at an age of globalisation and climate change?
November 8, 2019

Climate crisis and new ecological mobilisations (Part I)

By Luigi Pellizzoni. How can we read and interpret the rise of environmental movements at an age of globalisation and climate change?
October 31, 2019

Environmental Justice as a Soundtrack of Freedom

By Julie Sze
February 14, 2019

Political ecologies of urban nature in Bogotá, Colombia

By Germán A. Quimbayo Ruiz In Bogotá, urban nature suffers from pressures for urban development, profit-making and corruption. But it has also been mobilised as a legitime vehicle in pursuit of a more just city-region.
February 6, 2019

Activist and Integrated: Madalina must stay in Italy! # Stand4Madalina

The estrangement of Madalina from Italy because of her activism is against the political participation of migrants and European citizenship.
October 1, 2018

Of climate catastrophe and sacrifice zones – Battle for the Hambacher Forest

by Andrea Brock Activists have occupied Germany’s Hambacher Forest for six years to prevent the area being destroyed and mined for coal. This month the forest has been making headlines as police brutality, coorporate power and state violence combine to attempt ousting the occupiers for good.
March 5, 2018

“Down with the fumes!” The Year of the Shootings and its relevance for mining today

by Félix Talego and Juan Diego Pérez On February 4, 1888, a demonstration called by the “League Against Calcinations” to protest against acid rain ended up with a massacre of civilians by the Spanish army. Researchers Félix Talego and Juan Diego Pérez argue that the commemoration of this event is an opportunity to spread the message of social and environmental justice today.
February 22, 2018

Reframing the Left Eco-Modernism vs. Orthodox Eco-Socialism Debate, or: Assessing the Transformation of the Value-Nature Nexus 

by Emanuele Leonardi Do we really need to choose either infinite (if alternative) growth or a steady-state economy? What if we may opt for shrinking entropic/industrial sectors and allowing for negentropic labor to freely flourish?
September 7, 2017

Ende Gelände: Exposing the climate hypocrisy of Western European democracies

By Jens Friis Lund, Jevgeniy Bluwstein, Adam Ronan and Rebecca Leigh Rutt* The climate justice platform Ende Gelände is at the forefront of European civil disobedience against widespread inaction in addressing climate change: it exposes political hypocrisy while forming a new generation of activists During the last days of August, we took part in some of the action days of Ende Gelände to disrupt lignite (brown coal) extraction and burning in Western Germany. Around 6,000 activists had assembled to demonstrate that the use of fossil […]
June 9, 2017

Thinkery on water, anti-privatization struggles and the commons

By Patrick Bresnihan * Throughout the globe a revolution is taking place as people organise to resist the privatisation of water. In a spirit of shared struggle against privatisation (in its many forms), on 23rd June a day-long ‘Thinkery’ at the University College Cork, Ireland, will explore differences in approach and attitude in anti-privatisation struggles mobilized around water.
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