The road as a commons: An interview with James Longhurst, author of “Bike Battles” (2015)

As cyclists struggle to recover their space in the roads, conflicts involving bicycles are attracting more and more attention. Thinking of the road as a commons, as proposed by environmental historian James Longhurst in his new book Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road, may give an entry point to a political ecology perspective.  James Longhurst, … Continue reading The road as a commons: An interview with James Longhurst, author of “Bike Battles” (2015)

Using art to study and communicate socio-environmental change in areas of land grabbing

By Emma Li Johansson* Art in research is a powerful tool to evoke feelings and actions beyond academia. This researcher set out to see what is possible when mixing research with artistic ways of expression. A picture says more than a thousand words, they say. Which is why art is a good way to inform … Continue reading Using art to study and communicate socio-environmental change in areas of land grabbing

The other Balkan route

A group of 'kayaktvists' from all over Europe recently paddled 390 km of Balkan rivers, in an exciting and creative expression of protest against the looming 'dam tsunami' on the peninsula.  Six countries, 23 rivers, 390 river kilometres: on Friday, May 14, a very unique activity ended in the Albanian capital of Tirana – the … Continue reading The other Balkan route

The Titanic, a lifeboat, or the Bounty? Or why class still matters in the Anthropocene

“Arrogant and short-sighted leadership; distracted people dancing on the boat; and poor preparation for the catastrophe”. Marco Armiero discusses three narratives of the Anthropocene and why the stories we tell are so important. In the end, it does not matter how well equipped or prepared the boat is; only mutiny can change its course.   A mutiny, a … Continue reading The Titanic, a lifeboat, or the Bounty? Or why class still matters in the Anthropocene

International Conference of Agrarian Reform: Marabá Declaration

A declaration by 130 representatives of La Via Campesina member organizations and allies against agribusiness and towards a global land reform for landless peasants, the working class and for all of society. Signed on 17 April 2016, Day of Peasants' Struggle in Marabá, Brazil. Who are we? People who struggle for territory We are more than … Continue reading International Conference of Agrarian Reform: Marabá Declaration

¡El Buen Vivir es para todos y todas, o no lo es!

Entrevista con Alberto Acosta, economista y político ecuatoriano. Por Felipe Milanez.* Alberto Acosta ha publicado en Brasil este año la traducción del libro "El Buen Vivir". En esta entrevista, hecho por e-mail, el intelectual ecuatoriano desarrolla una reflexión sobre la actual crisis por la que pasan los gobiernos progresista en América del Sur. La relación … Continue reading ¡El Buen Vivir es para todos y todas, o no lo es!

The Earth and the people are not inputs to your capitalist system, sorry sir!

An Interview with Vandana Shiva. By Ethemcan Turhan.* There is this fear of intellectual freedom because the old paradigm must be maintained to continue that project of colonising the earth, colonising people’s minds. The minute people are able to think for themselves, that project is over. Vandana Shiva is one of the leading thinkers today … Continue reading The Earth and the people are not inputs to your capitalist system, sorry sir!

‘Never seen it so bad’: violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon

Violence has been legitimized as a normal part of politics. It has become informally “acceptable”. I’ve never seen, working for the past 10 years in the Amazon, a situation so bad.  Last week ENTITLE fellow Felipe Milanez was interviewed by the Guardian regarding the persistent wave of violent dispossession and the ensuing “humanitarian catastrophe” taking … Continue reading ‘Never seen it so bad’: violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon

Extractivismo, neoliberalismo y el “proceso de cambio” en Bolivia

"No amenazar intereses transnacionales limitó el proceso de cambio" dice ENTITLE fellow Diego Andreucci, entrevistado por El País, en Cochabamba. [Esta entrevista fue originalmente publicada en El Pais eN y republicada en el blog Rebelión.] Tras la Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre Cambio Climático celebrada en Cochabamba, el debate sobre la relación entre los recursos naturales y el … Continue reading Extractivismo, neoliberalismo y el “proceso de cambio” en Bolivia

Jason W. Moore: Ontological Politics

A core problem has been the difficulty in forging a conceptual vocabulary that grasps 'society' and 'nature' as a singular ontological domain, such that all human activity is simultaneously producer and product of the web of life - Jason W. Moore. Jason W. Moore teaches world history at Binghamton University. He is coordinator of the … Continue reading Jason W. Moore: Ontological Politics