By Alexander Dunlap. Using anarchist critique to unearth the ‘roots’ of authoritarian populism can offer a productive gateway for understanding the origins and continuation of socio-ecological and economic crises.
The estrangement of Madalina from Italy because of her activism is against the political participation of migrants and European citizenship. Madalina, a Romanian activist of Housing Rights Movements in Rome, has received an order of estrangement for 5 years from Italy. Authorities judge that her activism means she is 'not socially integrated'. A resistance campaign … Continue reading Activist and Integrated: Madalina must stay in Italy! # Stand4Madalina
by Eric Fleischmann Capitalist societies produce more stuff than ever before but all these things are quickly discarded. Rubbish becomes part of topography and ecological systems, eventually returning to humans. When the remnants of our past return to us by themselves with a vengeance, this is zombie archaeology. The Oxford English Dictionary defines “archaeology” as … Continue reading Night of the Living ‘Things’: Zombie Archaeology
Political ecology should take populism seriously, not only because of its authoritarian or regressive manifestations, but also for its transformative potential.
by Andrea Zinzani and Enrico Curzi An analysis of the socio-environmental conflict in the course of the regeneration process of Prati di Caprara in Bologna (Italy): how urban political ecology can help us framing the politics and nature of urban forests. At the end of November the first World Forum on Urban Forests, promoted by the … Continue reading Urban forests, regeneration and conflicts: the case of Prati di Caprara in Bologna (Italy)
by Symbiosis Collective We live in daunting times. Even as decisive, radical action to halt ecological devastation is needed more than ever before, the world’s ruling classes plow ahead, enriching themselves at the expense of people and planet and preparing their fortresses to hold back the coming tides. Our calls to action are infused with … Continue reading Assembling a Movement for Real Democracy in Every Community – launch statement from Symbiosis
By Patrick Huff. Populism of the kind displayed by the Yellow Vests is a revolt against social and ecological alienation and an affirmation of collective popular power.
By Mihnea Tanasescu Does good environmentalism mean humans have to become guardians of nature? Triggered by her research in New Zealand, Mihnea Tanasescu reflects on this idea, which is so widespread as to go unnoticed. If you happen to visit the Wanganui river or Te Urewera, the ancestral Tūhoe homeland in Aotearoa New Zealand’s North Island, you … Continue reading Who is guarding whom?
By Kai Bosworth. Rather than (only) critiquing and dismissing existing uses of ‘the people’ as insufficient, political ecology could contribute to a new international populism capable of upholding climate justice.
By Marula Tsagkari The book Total Transition: The Human Side of the Renewable Energy Revolution offers an in-depth look at the social and environmental impacts of the current fossil fuel energy system, and calls for a renewable energy transition, which takes into account the needs of those communities that have been most affected by this … Continue reading Book Review: “Total Transition – The human side of the Renewable Energy Revolution”