Extractivismo: Nuevos contextos de dominación y resistencia

En el contexto actual de represión que sufren las ONGs ecologistas en Latinoamérica, hemos querido compartir este texto del CEDIB de Bolivia para dar visibilidad al importante trabajo que hace esta organización. El Centro de Documentación e Información de Bolivia (CEDIB) recientemente publicó un trabajo colaborativo titulado Extractivismos: Nuevos contextos de dominacion y resistencia. En el … Continue reading Extractivismo: Nuevos contextos de dominación y resistencia

Libre acceso a los artículos de la revista Ecología Política nº47 (2014): Ciudades

Se ha liberado el acceso a la revista Ecología Política nº47 (2014), dedicado a la ecología política urbana. Editorial Mientras cerrábamos el número 47 de Ecología Política, en Barcelona estallaban las protestas por el desalojo de Can Vies, un centro social okupado de gran raigambre en el barrio de Sants. En Estambul se conmemoraba el … Continue reading Libre acceso a los artículos de la revista Ecología Política nº47 (2014): Ciudades

A conversation with Rob Nixon

by Salvatore De Rosa, Felipe Milanez and Gustavo García López During the Tales from Planet Earth film festival that was held in Stockholm in April 2014, we had the possibility to share a coffee and a free-floating conversation with Professor Rob Nixon, author of the acclaimed book 'Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor'. … Continue reading A conversation with Rob Nixon

The Bio-Financialization of Irish Water: New Advances in the Neoliberalization of Vital Services

By Patrick Bresnihan * Patrick Bresnihan discusses the emerging neoliberal trend of financialization of basic infrastructure and its implications for scholars and activists, in the context of significant ongoing changes in the organization of water services in Ireland. In their recent article, “Banking Spatially on the Future: Capital Switching, Infrastructure, and the Ecological Fix” (2015), Noel … Continue reading The Bio-Financialization of Irish Water: New Advances in the Neoliberalization of Vital Services

Green politics, a personal account of some texts and contexts

By Derek Wall* The current international Coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales tells about his beginning in green politics, his transition from ecologism to eco-socialism and the commons, and the authors that have influenced his thought.  The beginnings of (my) green politics I joined what was then the Ecology Party in 1980 … Continue reading Green politics, a personal account of some texts and contexts

Water grabbing in Lake Sapanca, Turkey

By Akgün İlhan* Sapanca, a case which clearly illustrates how the water that should be primarily used for basic human needs falls prey to economic activities of industry; including bottled water. A landslide hazard on 30 May 2015 in the Lake Sapanca basin revealed the uncomfortable truth about the scale of illegal water grabbing in … Continue reading Water grabbing in Lake Sapanca, Turkey

Political ecology gone wrong

 By Giorgos Kallis* Against pro-nuclear ‘ecomodernism’, we should reaffirm the fundamental incompatibility between ecologism and modernization. The ecomodernist manifesto by the ‘post-environmentalist’ think-tank the Breakthrough Institute starts with premises familiar to political ecologists. Earth has become a human planet. There is no wild nature out there. We are part of nature and we constantly transform it. … Continue reading Political ecology gone wrong

Lessons from the Collectivisation of Aigües de Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939)

After almost eight decades the story of the collectivisation of Aigües de Barcelona during the time of the Spanish Civil War emerges as highly insightful given today's context of European crisis and the parallel worldwide trend towards re-municipalisation of water management. * The changes that Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal underwent since it was renamed and lost … Continue reading Lessons from the Collectivisation of Aigües de Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939)

Making ourselves indigenous: on conservation ethics and the commons

by Stefania Barca* Last October, the journal Environmental History published a special section to commemorate 50 years of the USA Wilderness Protection Act (3 September 1964), and organized an online forum with commentaries by seven scholars. Though not an expert in the history of natural parks, I welcomed this opportunity to discuss some key ideas … Continue reading Making ourselves indigenous: on conservation ethics and the commons

Social rites and the decoloniality of love: A Muslim-Caribbean Conversation

by Irina Velicu, Arzu Merali, Nelson Maldonado-Torres This conversation started during the International Conference on “Epistemologies of the South”, organized in July 2014 by the University of Coimbra. Two of the speakers captured my attention, not only separately but in conversation. One is Arzu Merali, writer and founder of the Islamic Human Rights Commission whose … Continue reading Social rites and the decoloniality of love: A Muslim-Caribbean Conversation