El trabajo (barato) migrante en la agricultura neoliberal

Trabajadoras en los invernaderos de la Piana del Sele, Salerno, Italia. Foto: Gennaro Avallone.

Los trabajadores migrantes son cada vez más esenciales para el mantenimiento de la agricultura global, un pilar fundamental del sistema capitalista. Por Yoan Molinero Gerbeau * y Gennaro Avallone ** Desde el último cuarto del siglo pasado hasta la actualidad, el uso de mano de obra migrante para trabajar la agricultura del centro global –o … Continue reading El trabajo (barato) migrante en la agricultura neoliberal

Let’s Degrow Up and Grow Down!

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By François Schneider* François Schneider responds to Miklos Antal's criticism of the use of the term degrowth for the alternative economics movement. One of the main critiques of degrowth has been the so-called 'negative' connotation of the term. People understand the term, and very often even agree with the idea it brings, but they are concerned … Continue reading Let’s Degrow Up and Grow Down!

Protecting nature in an unequal world

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By Prakash Kashwan* Democracies can do better than to give into the mirage of "Wilsonian Enclosures", which envision half of the planet or more in nature reserves. The excessive focus on such areas detracts attention from developing alternative conservation strategies. Renowned biologist E.O. Wilson advocates setting aside “half the planet in reserve, or more” exclusively … Continue reading Protecting nature in an unequal world

El paso sigiloso de la autoridad

Denunciando complejas relaciones de poder: grafiti local “Tierras del Ebro, futuro en venta” (las Tierras del Ebro engloban el sur de Cataluña). Foto: autor.

Por Christos Zografos* Las luchas ambientales para la recuperación de sedimentos atrapados río arriba y el caudal ecológico en el Delta del Ebro están relacionadas a temas de inseguridad al cambio climático y formas insidiosas del ejercicio del poder. Un viernes del mayo 2011, decidía dejar mi trabajo de campo en el Delta del Ebro … Continue reading El paso sigiloso de la autoridad

The trouble with rewilding…

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By Irma Allen* A rewilding movement that bases itself on arguments around overpopulation, without interrogating the power structures that are enabling it, is in danger of failing to generate the kinds of solidarities, social justice outcomes and progressive visions of wildness that we so desperately need. Rewilding is big news in environmental conservation. At the … Continue reading The trouble with rewilding…

In-between political ecology and STS: A methodological provocation

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By Duygu Kaşdoğan* The traffic between political ecology (PE) and science and technology studies (STS) has given importance to more-than-human actors and political materialities to understand the connections between nature, culture and capital. But what would the methods for cross-scale studies informed by PE and STS look like? The interactions between PE and STS have … Continue reading In-between political ecology and STS: A methodological provocation

Agroecología: ¿institucionalizando la alternativa?

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By Inés Morales Bernardos, Jon Sanz Landaluze y Marian Simón Rojo* La irrupción de las candidaturas populares, alimentadas por gentes de los movimientos sociales, ha abierto en el movimiento agroecológico nuevas perspectivas de interacción con las instituciones. No veremos una revuelta del pan en nuestras calles. Ser parte, incluso como convidado modesto, del “club de … Continue reading Agroecología: ¿institucionalizando la alternativa?

How’s that for an ending? A political ecology of apocalypse

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By Jonathan Coward* Warnings over climate change are often dressed in the language of apocalypse, but is well-intentioned alarmism having the required effect? “Suddenly there is an earthquake. Suddenly the sea floods the city, pouring down through the mouths into the corridors of council and institute and short-circuiting everything... How’s that for an ending?” “These … Continue reading How’s that for an ending? A political ecology of apocalypse

Hurricane Matthew is just the latest unnatural disaster to strike Haiti

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By Jason von Meding and Giuseppe Forino* In the wake of hurricane Matthew, destruction and suffering in Haiti has returned to the headlines. If we don't acknowledge that the roots of risk and vulnerability lie in colonial history and structural injustice we will see this happening again and again. At least 1,000 people were killed … Continue reading Hurricane Matthew is just the latest unnatural disaster to strike Haiti

True colors of the USA: personal reflections on race and the American elections

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by Stephanie Loveless* Racial issues have taken central stage during the US presidential elections. Understanding race as a fundamental dimension of any struggle for justice, it is critical to not only assess candidates' past and present racial politics but also to consider one's own racial positioning on the eve of the vote. I live in Europe but … Continue reading True colors of the USA: personal reflections on race and the American elections