Intakes: An activist's perspective on the fracking struggle at Balcombe

For this Intakes article, we asked one of our friends who had been along to the Balcombe site to share with us his experience of the anti-fracking campaign and to give us his perspective on its prospects for escalation.

Ende Gelände: a reflection on mass action

On the 15th of August, around 1500 people took part in a mass act of civil disobedience by occupying the Garzweiler open cast coal mine in the Rhineland, Germany. The Amongst the Elder collective reflect on their experiences of this action and pose questions about the effectiveness and limits of such mass actions in the future.

The failures of atmospheric commodification

Climate protesters: 'more future, less capitalism'

Are carbon markets just another wave of capitalist accumulation, or is there an inkling of hope that in commodifying the atmospheric commons we will stave off catastrophic climate change?

6 ways to fight climate chaos

Steam from power plant cooling towers

What can we do about a problem as big as climate change? Here are six ideas.

Reflections on sabotage, theirs and ours - Jeff Shantz

An illustration of 'the leisure class'

On capitalist and worker sabotage in environmental struggle.

The future is kids' stuff

Thinking climate futures through the image of the child and reproduction smuggles conservative assumptions into our understanding and forecloses utopian possibilities.

The invasion of waste – Miguel Amorós

Notes for a talk given in Valencia in May 2015 on the proliferation of waste treatment /disposal facilities, an aspect of “sustainable development” whose aim is to perpetuate an urbanized, consumerist way of life at the expense of the remaining traditional rural communities, a tendency that must be contested by a new kind of movement that will seek to bring about an “equilibrium” between rural and urban areas, first in a defensive struggle that enlists those who are “trapped in the conurbations” as well as those who live in the countryside, and then in an offensive struggle involving the “desertion” of the “stockyard-type” pseudo-cities and the resettlement of the depopulated countryside.

Fields ripe with calamity: a critique of Incredible Edible Todmorden - Wayne Spencer

A critique of a typical 'civil society' environmental group that aims at bring about social change without changing anything fundamental about the existing society.

This changes everything - Naomi Klein

In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care.

Klein vs Klein

Klein vs Klein

This Changes Everything is a book capacious enough to allow Naomi Klein two positions at once. But a real climate-justice movement will at some point have to make choices.