environment

On top of a volcano - Jacques Philipponneau and René Riesel

This unabridged version of an article published in Le Monde on December 4, 2014 features reflections on the meaning of the recent wave of protests and riots that have swept France over the last year (2014) in response to accelerated industrial and commercial development projects, in the context of a worldwide environmental and social crisis, observing that “we are witnessing the birth of a conception of life that is hostile to the one that is imposed by domination”.

Killing for development - M.A.R.C.U.S.E. (Autonomous Movement for Critical Reflection for the Use of the Survivors of the Economy

A brief analysis of the implications and broader significance of the ZAD movement in France (ZAD: Zones to Defend) in the wake of the killing of a demonstrator on October 26, 2014 who was protesting against the construction of a dam in southwest France.

Praise for ZAD - Some unfanatical zadophiles from Nantes, Grenoble, Carcassonne and other places

A brief encomium for the ZADs of France (ZAD: Zone to Defend), local organizations of anarchist-influenced anti-development activists fighting against construction projects (e.g., airports, dams, eco-tourism) that threaten to destroy communities, ways of life and nature, written and distributed after the French riot police killed a demonstrator on October 26, 2014 in Sivens who was protesting against a massive dam project.

A cyborg manifesto: science, technology and socialist feminism in the late 20th century - Donna Haraway

A cyborg manifesto - Donna Haraway

Biologist and socialist feminist Donna Haraway's influential 1983 essay suggesting the cyborg as a figure to get past rigid distinctions between nature, culture, and technology.

The UN climate talks - a series of last chances

"Politicians Discuss Global Warming", sculpture by Issac Cordal, Berlin

A brief primer on the ongoing UN climate talks, as delegates meet in Lima.

The ecology of freedom: the emergence and dissolution of hierarchy - Murray Bookchin

“The very notion of the domination of nature by man stems from the very real domination of human by human.” With this succinct formulation, Murray Bookchin launches his most ambitious work, The Ecology of Freedom. An engaging and extremely readable book of breathtaking scope, its inspired synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces our conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today’s globalized capitalism, constantly pointing the way to a sane, sustainable ecological future.

Anarchism and environmentalism - Graham Purchase

In this wide-ranging book, Graham Purchase, one of the anarchist movement's leading theoreticians, graphically demonstrates relation of classical libertarian thought to the most pressing issues on the Green agenda: bioregionalism, overpopulation, sustainable agriculture, animal rights, wilderness preservation, technology, social ecology, and eco-defense.

Out of the Woods articles in the new Occupied Times

Occupied Times 23

The Occupied Times has kindly given us a centre-spread in their new issue, which has an apocalypse theme.

The vivisection of oikeios: beyond the binary of nature and society

A felled tree

The common-sense distinction between nature and society was established through the bloody history of capitalist and colonial development, which brought about a real separation between the social and natural worlds.

Don't Mourn. Organise.

A statement from Edinburgh Anarchist Federation on the results of the Scottish independence referendum, and what comes next.