After Extractivism: Tackling the Ecological-Economic Complex, Green Capitalism, and Transition Justice

How can we build our future on the legacies and claims of those who, yesterday as today, have been plunged into existential hardship by the ecological-economic complex? And how can we make such struggles a source of inspiration for a common cause? These are the guiding questions of the “After Extractivism” project by the non-profit platform Berliner Gazette.

After an inspiring local event in Berlin at the Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte, 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

The “After Extractivism” resources are all under a Creative Commons license, and we are presenting below a selection of video talks.

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.

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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.”

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Connecting post-1989 worker struggles in Romania’s coal mining region with Captain Power and a group of guerrilla fighters who oppose the machine forces that dominate Earth in the 22nd century following the so-called Metal Wars, artist, author, and curator Stefan Tiron inquires in his contribution to the Berliner Gazette’s video talks series “After Extractivism” into the political potential of science fictional transitioning in the 1990s.

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<p><a href=“https://vimeo.com/763167896″>Stefan Tiron &middot; 1989 | 2147 #AfterExtractivism</a> from <a href=“https://vimeo.com/berlinergazette“>Berliner Gazette</a> on <a href=“https://vimeo.com“>Vimeo</a>.</p>

On the “After Extractivism” website (https://after-extractivism.berlinergazette.de) you will find more on issues related to our own work in the Texts section (e.g. “Transition Justice”) and in the Projects section (e.g. “Disarming Resource Wars”).

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