The creed of neoliberalism redefines labour, land and the climate. It’s politically dominant and reinforces capitalism’s demand that Earth’s climate be construed as part of nature as an external object — a computer-modelled system. The neoliberal state builds upon this concept and engineers it into rentable, marketable units, transforming the meaning of “climate” and its
The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU has issued a legal opinion confirming that increased logging in Poland’s Bialowieza Forest is in breach of EU nature laws. The final ruling will be published in a couple of weeks. Bialowieza Forest is a large forest complex located on the border between Poland
Clashes have kicked off today against a massive deforestation campaign in Hambach, following the loss of a court case aiming to put a stay on redevelopment of the 12,000-year-old woodlands into a coal mine. Preparations for the clearance and eviction of forest protectors by RWE so they can turn most of it into a massive
The quiet, wildlife-filled countryside just outside Notre-Dame-des-Landes, north of Nantes has been a point of massive contention between various French governments and the country’s environmental direct action movement since 2008, when permission was granted to build a €580 million airport serving as “the international gateway” to Western France. Squats and camps sprung up on fields due
Hundreds of activists took part in a day of mass action on October 1st 2016 at Heathrow and its surrounds to protest against aviation expansion and to tax frequent flyers to encourage other means of transport that is more environmentally friendly. The mass day of action against airport expansion was organised by Reclaim the Power
On July 13th last year, environmental activists from Plane Stupid occupied the north runway at Heathrow – chaining themselves to a metal fence and each other to form a blockade. On January 30th all thirteen activists were convicted of aggravated trespass at Willesden Magistrates Court with implications from the judge that they should expect prison.