A handful of anti-dam activists were recently killed in remote Northeast India. A worldwide wave of state-mediated violence against anti-hydro protesters also brings up larger questions about these supposedly green and clean ‘development projects’. Two months after the highly publicized murder of renowned indigenous environmental activist and Goldman Prize winner Berta Caceres, who fought against … Continue reading Stop state-mediated violence in the name of green energy!
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
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
by Melissa Moreano* and Diego Andreucci Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has threatened to evict the indigenous organisation CONAIE from their headquarters, on political grounds. An open letter asking Correa to retract his decision has been signed by hundreds of intellectuals and activists across the world. On December 11 the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, CONAIE, received a notice … Continue reading Open letter to Rafael Correa: Stop the eviction of CONAIE
by Melissa Garcia Lamarca I can’t sleep at night, in fact I’m taking sleeping pills regularly, but my dreams are filled with children grasping on to me for help. The other day one of my comrades (compañeros) sent a foreign television crew to our squatted building for an interview, which was not supposed to last … Continue reading Emotions in struggle: reflections on militant/activist research processes