Ende Gelände / Anti-Colonial Attack! Hamburg 31 July 2021

Below is a statement written by Yaw and myself which I delivered on behalf of Black Earth at the Anti-Colonial Attack demo organised in conjunction with Ende Gelände in Hamburg, Sunday 31 July 2021. In so-called Australia, where I grew up, in Turtle Island (where some of my family have settled), and the in the… Continue reading Ende Gelände / Anti-Colonial Attack! Hamburg 31 July 2021

‘Whose Solutions’ COP25, Decolonization In Action.

A podcast recorded during COP25 in Madrid, December 2019 has been published on Decolonization In Action. It features the voices of Asad Rehman, Vanessa Nakate, Nicole Figueirado de Oliveira, Marta Bordons, Moñeka de Oro, Nigel Henri Robinson and Chief Dana Tyza-Tramm. They all have important things to say. More details, images and texts are here.… Continue reading ‘Whose Solutions’ COP25, Decolonization In Action.

(In and out of) XR

This year Extinction Rebellion became an unmissable phenomenon, since the ‘April uprising’ in the UK, during which they occupied several central London locations for up to 3 weeks, employing strategies of mass arrests (and keen marketing on the streets and via social media). Founded as an offshoot of social justice organisation Rising Up!, XR are… Continue reading (In and out of) XR

Cumbre Social Por El Clima COP25: Power Dynamics

Indigenous activists from Latin America were put out by the sudden change in location of COP25 from Santiago, Chile to Madrid, Spain just one month before the UN Climate Conference was scheduled to begin. Their claims of being invisibilised, particularly from Mupache representatives whose communities are violently repressed by Chilean authorities, were emphasised during an… Continue reading Cumbre Social Por El Clima COP25: Power Dynamics

‘Colonial Patterns of Erasure’, XR Camp Berlin.

As representatives of a Berlin-based BIPoC climate justice collective Paula and I developed a workshop for the Extinction Rebellion camp. The input considered a still operating five-hundred year old mine site in Bolivia, Potosí, that is also a Wak’a Earth being and entity. As a ‘bridge of silver’ that connects Latin America and Europe, we… Continue reading ‘Colonial Patterns of Erasure’, XR Camp Berlin.

Seed Screening, The Floating Berlin.

A screening of Water is Life (2018), a campaign documentary by Seed Indigenous Climate Justice Network at the Floating University Berlin in conjunction with Gastivists Berlin. The screening was followed by an input to connect Berlin to the Northern Territory, Australia via the burgeoning global liquid natural gas (LNG) infrastructure. In the EU gas has… Continue reading Seed Screening, The Floating Berlin.

Mapping Race, Climate and Intesectional Justice, The Floating Berlin

Workshop input at the Floating University Berlin. In an informal setting participants were invited to ‘bring to the table’ their thoughts, ideas and experiences to unpack and discuss concepts such as ‘environmental racism’, ‘Racial Capitalocene’, ‘Climate Debt’ and ‘Climate Apartheid’.

Worlding for Many Worlds

Illustration: Joseph Walsh 2019 Reflections on the Rites of Spring: Rights of Nature Working Groop, Massia 12–18 May, 2019. Political Ontology Before I left Massia, at the tail end of our inaugural Rights of Nature Working ‘Groop’, Daan, a scholar of comparative religion, observed that the current stakes of Climate Change have all the trappings… Continue reading Worlding for Many Worlds