Revolutionary Solidarity: Rojava and the International Struggle*

The success of the revolution in Rojava and its political practices raises the question: how do revolutionaries in their own cities relate with it? We at Rojava Solidarity NYC, would like to offer a proposal. The success of the revolution in Rojava and its political practices have presented international revolutionaries with a unique situation, one … Continue reading Revolutionary Solidarity: Rojava and the International Struggle*

Negotiating longing and despair as frontier citizens of the Indian State

By Mabel Gergan * Mabel Gergan reflects on the shifting relationship between the Indian State and its North-Eastern and Himalayan frontier, exploring the colonial roots of racial discrimination in Indian cities and activist critiques of ongoing development interventions in the region. “The subject of the state is caught and impaled between the longing for justice … Continue reading Negotiating longing and despair as frontier citizens of the Indian State

Athens 9-11 June, UniverSSE 2017: no one left behind!

This summer Athens will be the meeting point for social and solidarity economy people, collective ventures and organizations all around Europe. The 4th European Congress of Social Solidarity Economy will take place from 9th till 11th of June in the Agricultural University of Athens, under the call "democratizing economy – emancipating society – empowering change". … Continue reading Athens 9-11 June, UniverSSE 2017: no one left behind!

Open Letter: Living in Lisbon

"If the insufficient supply of housing and excessive increase in prices continues we will continue to witness a loss of local population and the collapse of numerous local communities that give colour and life to the city." TO BUILD A LISBON FOR ALL! * OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNMENT, DEPUTIES, THE LISBON CITY HALL AND … Continue reading Open Letter: Living in Lisbon

Do Bees Produce Value? A conversation between an ecological economist and a Marxist geographer

By Erik Swyngedouw and Giorgos Kallis * Erik Swyngedouw and Giorgos Kallis discuss potentialities and limits of nature's "free work" for Marx's labour theory of value. Giorgos Kallis: Erik, I remember you arguing that you cannot accept that bees do labour and contribute to value. What is the main Marxist argument against accepting the simple … Continue reading Do Bees Produce Value? A conversation between an ecological economist and a Marxist geographer

On ‘the Political’ in Environmental History

By Stefania Barca* Like all history writing—and much of science-making itself—environmental history cannot help but be political. Stefania Barca reflects on the political implications of what environmental historians do. “Only mass social movements can save us now.” Naomi Klein makes this point in This Changes Everything, and I couldn’t agree more. Since their emergence in … Continue reading On ‘the Political’ in Environmental History

Tania Murray Li: There is no one trajectory of development

The world’s global institutions and governments with decision power on the future of millions of people living in rural areas want to continue with business as usual: industrialization and urbanization. Number two of a two-part video interview with Tania Murray Li. Tania Murray Li, Professor of Anthropology, Canada Research Chair in the Political-Economy and Culture of … Continue reading Tania Murray Li: There is no one trajectory of development

“Namami Brahmaputra”: Worshipping a river, ignoring its materialities

By Mitul Baruah* The Brahmaputra river in Northeast India means many different things to the diverse communities in the region – their lifeline, recurrent and destructive flooding and erosion – but by most it is not considered holy. Mitul Baruah reflects on the anti-politics of recent attempts to Hinduize the river, which divorce it from … Continue reading “Namami Brahmaputra”: Worshipping a river, ignoring its materialities

Tania Murray Li: The agricultural story is not over

Tania Murray Li talks about how and why political ecology should still focus on rural spaces and transformations. Tania Murray Li, Professor of Anthropology, Canada Research Chair in the Political-Economy and Culture of Asia, and Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Toronto, reflects on why and how political ecology should place more attention on … Continue reading Tania Murray Li: The agricultural story is not over

Indigenous Science

On 22 April 2017, the March for Science will be held in Washington, D.C. and over 500 other cities across the world. ENTITLEblog endorses the call by original peoples and their allies to march not just for Science but for Sciences; to acknowledge the multiple other ways of knowing that play an essential role in … Continue reading Indigenous Science