Category: climate & ecology

Earthcare Fieldcast: Episode 8

his episode features an extended conversation with feminist Johanna Bouchardeau, veteran activist of Longomaï and founding member of the feminist library and space Agate, armoise et salamandre – corps et politique in Fourcalquier. This is a storytelling kind of episode – tune into Johannas voice and enjoy stories of the founding of Longomaï in the 70s, how it linked the militant underground with local peasant struggles, the many dimensions of its internationalist work, feminist challenges and perspectives, and much more.

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Earthcare Fieldcast: Episode 7

This episode features a conversation with Rosemary Rojas, from the Border Agricultural Workers Project and The Border Women’s Project in El Paso, Texas. Since 1994, the project has supported and assisted agricultural workers crossing the US/Mexico border and their families, and is part of La Via Campesina. We speak to Rosemary about workers and feminist struggles in the region, and the efforts to ensure safe working conditions during the pandemic.

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Earthcare Fieldcast: Episode 6

In this episode we speak with Amaranta Herrero, an ecofeminist sociologist and agricultural engineer who is currently coordinator of the Barcelona 2030 Sustainable Food Strategy and works for the Barcelona Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona City Council. Cities are where vast amounts of food are consumed and discarded, but how may we think food production and distribution from the viewpoint of the city?

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Earthcare Fieldcast: Episode 5

In this episode we speak to Andrea Ghelfi from the Italian food sovereignty network Genuino Clandestino. What does the Italian peasant movement have to do with urban social centres and migration struggles? Why do peasants insist on selling “genuine, but clandestine food” in Italy, and what does it mean to reinvent rural life and the peasantry as a community of practice?

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Earthcare Fieldcast: Episode 4

In this episode we hear about the antiracist and feminist self-organization and grassroots-union-building of the Jornaleras de Huelva en Lucha (“Huelva women day labourers in struggle”). They are women working in industrial berry production in southern Spain who push for better conditions, social rights and ecological transition. They build vital mutual aid, solidarity and alliances with other struggles, in the face of unions who don’t recognize them, and bosses who exploit them as workers, women and migrants.

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Tage der Wiedereröffnung: Weimar und die Normalität

Zum 3. Oktober 2021 unternimmt das Weimarer Bürgerradio “Radio Lotte” einen Streifzug durch Weimar und erkundet die Veränderungen in der Stadt nach der Pandemie. Georg Gräser besucht in seinem Magazin Sozialarbeiter*innen, Goldschmied*innen, Kleingärtner*innen, die Weimarer Fridays for Future und viele weitere Menschen und Initiativen, die ein aktives Leben in der Stadt auszeichnen. Die gegenwärtige Stimmung in der Stadt wird mit Stimmen unmittelbar nach der Wiedervereinigung collagiert. Für das Magazin wurde auch das Forschungsprojekt MovE gefragt, wie soziale Bewegungen die Pandemie erlebt haben.

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Gleanings: Wie Stadt-Land-Disparitäten zu politischen Spaltungen gewendet werden

Die Entscheidung für die Einführung von Dieselfahrverboten wurde 2019 in Stuttgart durch Demonstrationen beantwortet. Die Proteste betonten u.a. mit symbolischem Bezug auf die französischen Gilets Jaunes Stadt und Land bzw. Zentrum und Peripherie als Pole unterschiedlicher Interessen. Bei den in ihrer Selbstbeschreibung “unpolitischen” Protesten von “Bürgern” und “Dieselfahrern” lassen sich Vereinnahmungen durch rechtspopulistische Strategien beobachten. Zugleich haben sich die Organisator*innen allerdings in öffentlichen Aussagen von rechten Gruppierungen abgegrenzt. Der Artikel möchte diese widersprüchliche Beziehung zu rechtspopulistischen Haltungen durch eine Analyse raumbezogener Praktiken und Argumentationen während der Proteste untersuchen.

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Earthcare Fieldcast: Episode 2

In this episode we speak to Attila Szocs of Ecoruralis, a 14,000 member-strong peasant farmer organization in Romania that is part of La Via Campesina Europe. The first part of this episode explores the work of Ecoruralis at the community level: their seed house, peasant-to-peasant knowledge exchanges, local production and distribution networks, Ecoruralis’ approach to agroecology and organization, and the horizon for strengthening rural feminism.

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Earthcare Fieldcast: Episode 1

In this first episode, we present the twin concepts of earthcare and fieldcasting in two short conversations with environmental justice scholar Stefania Barca and cooperative farmworker Tobias at Ochsenherz, Austria. We speak with Stefania Barca about the concept of “earthcare labour” which she explores in her recent book and we discuss definitions and avenues for thinking about social reproduction and environmental struggles. What is earthcare labour? Who are its subjects and workers? And what perspectives for organizing and alliances does it open — both transversally and translocally?

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