After an inspiring local event in Berlin at the Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berlinergazette/albums/72177720302975606), the Berliner Gazette has launched the “After Extractivism” conference as an “asynchronous online event” and expansive resource site with video talks, projects, texts, and audios tackling the Ecological-Economic Complex, Green Capitalism, and Transition Justice. Check out the website here: https://after-extractivism.berlinergazette.de.
In our capacity as the project’s outreach partner, we are presenting below some of the “After Extractivism” material that is most vital to our own program.
Fighting for debt cancellation and environmental justice in the Global South, the question is how we can wager our future on the legacies and claims of those who – then as now – have been plunged into existential hardship by the ecological-economic complex. In his contribution to the Berliner Gazette’s video talks series “After Extractivism,” economic anthropologist Julio Linares is looking for answers in Latin America.
While ecological and economic systems are collapsing, a battle for white supremacy is raging; it is not least a class war for (controlling) access to the shrinking living space on the planet. It is high time to counter this development with a radical politics of earthcare, as feminist researcher, facilitator, and artist Manuela Zechner argues in her contribution to the Berliner Gazette’s video talks series “After Extractivism.”
On the “After Extractivism” website (https://after-extractivism.berlinergazette.de) you will find more on issues related to our own program in the Texts section (“Green Capitalism”) and in the Projects section (“Climate and Tech Politics”).