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 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
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.
Some images from the gathering and screening of Black Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPoC) at The Floating University Berlin, 5 August 2019.
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’.
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