by Irene Leonardelli At the end of a too-long, extremely dry summer, rural women from the drought-prone district of Beed, Maharashtra, finally return home, after six months of seasonal employment in sugar cane plantations. Encountering them allows me to reflect on experiences of drought and monsoon and on the embodied implications of environmental and agrarian … Continue reading Between drought and monsoon: the embodied hardship of seasonal work in Maharashtra’s sugar cane plantations
An Interview with Vandana Shiva. By Ethemcan Turhan.* There is this fear of intellectual freedom because the old paradigm must be maintained to continue that project of colonising the earth, colonising people’s minds. The minute people are able to think for themselves, that project is over. Vandana Shiva is one of the leading thinkers today … Continue reading The Earth and the people are not inputs to your capitalist system, sorry sir!
Por Silvia Carradori.* La Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres se unió a otras organizaciones feministas para defender los derechos de las mujeres. Dos horas de marcha por la soberanía del cuerpo y la tutela del territorio. El pasado 25 de noviembre Santiago fue escenario de la marcha anual en el Día Internacional para la Eliminación … Continue reading #25NOV en Santiago de Chile con la Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres
by Marien González Hidalgo I am now back in Santiago de Chile, after spending six intense weeks doingfieldwork mainly in the province of Arauco (Southern Chile), researchinga second case study for my PhD thesis on the political ecology of forest fires. I am an environmentalist and environmental scientist with training in psychology and therapy. That's why in … Continue reading Emotional Political Ecology – Personal being political and vice-versa