By Jens Friis Lund, Jevgeniy Bluwstein, Adam Ronan and Rebecca Leigh Rutt* The climate justice platform Ende Gelände is at the forefront of European civil disobedience against widespread inaction in addressing climate change: it exposes political hypocrisy while forming a new generation of activists During the last days of August, we took part in some … Continue reading Ende Gelände: Exposing the climate hypocrisy of Western European democracies
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!
The ENTITLE (European Network of Political Ecology) collective is deeply concerned about recent infringements of academic freedom in Turkey and repudiates the purge of Turkey's universities. We are in solidarity with threatened institutions, academics and staff and call for the respect of institutional autonomy, freedom of speech and human rights. In the aftermath of the military coup attempt on 15 July, … Continue reading Solidarity with Turkey’s universities and academics under threat
The assassination of Berta Cáceres has galvanised environmental justice and human rights organisations around the world. The ENTITLE collective joins this international condemnation. Read more and sign the petition to show your support, to be used in mobilisations at Honduran embassies and consulates in the coming days, and at next week's session of the UN … Continue reading International call to condemn the murder of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras
I am not closer to Giulio if I am Italian, Marxist, or studying unions. I can be Giulio tomorrow just because I am a researcher. Last week Giulio Regeni, a colleague and fellow researcher on fieldwork in Egypt was tortured to death for days. His body was discovered on Wednesday 3 February 2016, dumped on … Continue reading Giulio Regeni – We need a bigger protest to express our indignation
"With enough of us, around the world, we'll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we'll make it a thing of the past. Will you join us?" [This piece was first published on November 30 2015, in custodians.online] In Antoine de Saint Exupéry's tale the Little Prince meets a businessman … Continue reading In solidarity with Library Genesis and Sci-Hub
Achieving substantial peace within Turkey and in the Middle East depends upon a thorough revision of war policies by all governments contracted with the Turkish regime and a genuine commitment to the de-escalation of militarization, including the cancellation of arms deals that support the violent suppression of democracy. [The following statement was released on 17 October 2015 … Continue reading Call by Academics for International Solidarity after the Ankara Bombing