A Review of ‘Land Grabbing—The Movie’

Land Grabbing by Kurt Langbein offers a razor sharp visualization of the tremendous drivers and tragic dramas of mega investments in land.  The documentary Land Grabbing (Landraub) by Kurt Langbein is in cinemas across Europe this autumn and winter. The rush for land took off years ago, with the food and fuel price hikes of 2008. Perhaps the topic … Continue reading A Review of ‘Land Grabbing—The Movie’

The feelings of a Turk (or a Greek): Mustafa, or the emotional and the political

by Christos Zografos* An unexpected meeting during a fieldtrip forges connections across the border, stirs historical memories, and stimulates reflections about dispossession, mobilisation and the relevance of the emotional in political ecology. It’s a June midday, and the sun is burning hot on my head. We have come to the small village of Yeniköy, an … Continue reading The feelings of a Turk (or a Greek): Mustafa, or the emotional and the political

Extractivismo: Nuevos contextos de dominación y resistencia

En el contexto actual de represión que sufren las ONGs ecologistas en Latinoamérica, hemos querido compartir este texto del CEDIB de Bolivia para dar visibilidad al importante trabajo que hace esta organización. El Centro de Documentación e Información de Bolivia (CEDIB) recientemente publicó un trabajo colaborativo titulado Extractivismos: Nuevos contextos de dominacion y resistencia. En el … Continue reading Extractivismo: Nuevos contextos de dominación y resistencia

The Political Ecology of Everyday Life under Settler Colonialism III – Reporting from Palestine

The Jordan Valley, in the northeast of the West Bank, is another area emblematic of the injustices Israeli occupation and settler colonialism are inflicting on Palestinians. It also showcases the dramatic extent of Israel’s water enclosures. This is the third part of a series by ENTITLE fellows on our experiences during the International Conference of … Continue reading The Political Ecology of Everyday Life under Settler Colonialism III – Reporting from Palestine

The Political Ecology of Everyday Life under Settler Colonialism I – Reporting from Palestine

In July 2015 a group of ENTITLE fellows travelled to Palestine to attend the International Conference of Critical Geography in Ramallah. The following piece is the first part of a series on the political ecology of life under settler colonialism in the West Bank. ENTITLE in Palestine The International Conference of Critical Geography, which took … Continue reading The Political Ecology of Everyday Life under Settler Colonialism I – Reporting from Palestine

When companies leave: environmental liabilities and the Flix Electrochemical Company in Catalonia

by Marta Pujadas* The one hundred-year old Flix electrochemical company is about to leave. What will happen now that the long-term impacts on human health and the environment are no longer compensated by short-term economic gains? EQF (Electroquímica de Flix) is a chemical company founded in 1897 in Flix, a village in the Ribera d'Ebre, … Continue reading When companies leave: environmental liabilities and the Flix Electrochemical Company in Catalonia

Rural and Urban Solidarity Arises Against Istanbul Megaprojects

By Eleanor Finley* In the summer of 2013, popular resistance succeeded in stopping the demolition of Gezi Park, one of the last public green spaces in Istanbul. Yet urban transformation and development projects have continued throughout the city at a dizzying pace. Nearly every neighbourhood in Istanbul today grapples with some new high-rise, luxury apartment … Continue reading Rural and Urban Solidarity Arises Against Istanbul Megaprojects

The role of pedagogy in the struggles of Brazil’s MST

By Rita Calvário, Marien González Hidalgo & Sara Mingorría* "The difficult part is to maintain the struggle, the easy part is to attract workers", states Simona Silva, speaking about the role of pedagogy and political training in the struggles of Brazil's Landless Rural Workers Movement. Simona Silva, the pedagogic and political coordinator of the MST's national school called … Continue reading The role of pedagogy in the struggles of Brazil’s MST

Mike Edwards: “How a class struggle over land and rent is damaging the UK”

"Radical Geography Notebooks" is a group of Greek graduate and PhD students at Harokopio University in Athens, that over the last four years has been organising the "Radical Geography Seminars", a series of lectures on issues of Geography and Political Ecology.   These seminars have been developed and materialised with the scientific supervision and support of  Costis Hadjimichalis, Professor Emeritus. This year's "Radical … Continue reading Mike Edwards: “How a class struggle over land and rent is damaging the UK”

A strange mirror in the Amazon frontier

I was born in Jacundá, but I did not know these stories. I did not know my story, the story of the place I came from. Each film has shocked me in a unique way, terrified me and made me want to know more of the land I came from. (Mainara, student in the region of Pará, … Continue reading A strange mirror in the Amazon frontier