Desierto Liquído – Liquid Desert

Have we transformed our seas into a liquid desert? The documentary Desierto Líquido - Liquid Desert investigates overfishing through a journey that takes us close to the voices and lives of local fishing communities in Spain, Senegal and Mauritania. On the 25th of November 2016, the conference Blue EcoForum took place in the Maritime Museum … Continue reading Desierto Liquído – Liquid Desert

Networking to shape policies on fishing and aquaculture

How to build strong civil society networks to raise public awareness and influence policy-making on environmental conflicts? The experience of OCEAN2012 and Sea at Risk offer valuable lessons.* Drawing on the experience of OCEAN2012 and Seas at Risk, this post reflects on how civil society organisations (CSO) and non-governmental organisations (NGO) can build strong networks of communication and collaboration for influencing political … Continue reading Networking to shape policies on fishing and aquaculture

Urgent call for international solidarity with Silvan

"Resist Silvan! Istanbul is with you!" - Protests planned in Istanbul for solidarity with Silvan

The town of Silvan in South-East Turkey is under the occupation of the Turkish army—a solidarity campaign by Barış Bloku calls for security forces to cease operations against civilians and allow independent observers to access the area. Lift the siege of Silvan The Turkish government has abandoned the peace process which led to at least two years during … Continue reading Urgent call for international solidarity with Silvan

The Rise and Transformation of Environmentalism in Turkey

Arsel's talk on the rise and transformation of environmentalism in Turkey

by Irmak Ertör and Ethemcan Turhan Notes on a lecture by Murat Arsel, reflecting on the limits and possibilities of environmental struggles against Turkish 'neoliberal developmentalism'. The discussion suggests that environmental struggles must go beyond localism, towards politicising social, economic and environmental justice in Turkey. In the last decades and especially in the aftermath of … Continue reading The Rise and Transformation of Environmentalism in Turkey

Connecting past and present socio-ecological struggles: The “Barceloneta Cooperative Memory Project”

by Irmak Ertör, Melissa Garcia Lamarca and Santiago Gorostiza Barceloneta is one of the most charismatic neighbourhoods in the city of Barcelona. It has a powerful history of cooperatives run autonomously by their workers and inhabitants. The history of the neighbourhood—its name meaning 'little Barcelona'—dates back to the 18th century. It was previously inhabited by … Continue reading Connecting past and present socio-ecological struggles: The “Barceloneta Cooperative Memory Project”