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
Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle (2021) is a documentary description of the Sámi policy of the Finnish state, the loss of Sámi culture and the Sámi struggle for its existence. It tells about the cultural genocide of the Sámi people and the non-violent struggle for the existence of the Sámi people. The film increases the… Continue reading ‘Eatnameamet: Our Silent Struggle’ at Ende Gelände, 29 July 2021
‘Hot Air Rising’ was a discussion and mapping exercise held as part of #StopHatredNow 2021 (Monday 17 May), an intercultural and anti-racist platform organised collaboratively by several art and cultural organisations in Helsinki. I was invited to participate as a representative of Black Earth, a Berlin-based climate justice collective concerned with how ecological violence interacts… Continue reading ‘The Limits of Allyship?’ Notes from ‘Hot Air Rising: Doing Intersectional Climate Justice’, #StopHatredNow, 17 May 2021.
A statement and meme made with Black Earth. Vaccine Nationalism At present, rich countries with just 16 percent of the world’s population have bought up 60 percent of the world’s vaccine supply. In Africa, vaccination is off to a slow start. Just 6m doses have been administered in sub-Saharan Africa, fewer than in New Jersey.… Continue reading Decolonize Corona Solidarity
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.
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
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
Some impressions of the Fridays For Future Klima Streik in Berlin, 29 November 2019, with the BLACK EARTH BIPoC Environmental & Climate Justice Kollektiv 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.
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.