Empire & Ecology

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Efforts to label some forms of imperialism ‘good’ or ‘evil’ (or even the ‘lesser evil’) all too often miss the larger point: they share their origins in capitalist drives towards growth and domination, destroying the environment we all must share. If we trace the entanglement of empire and ecology back through its earlier moments of industrialization and colonialism, how can today’s conflicts come into view as opportunities to reimagine political and economic relations towards a horizon of peace, accountability, and responsibility? In search of answers, Max Haiven, Julio Linares and Aleksandar Matković spoke at the opening panel of the “After Extractivism” conference, organized by Claudia Núñez, on October 13, 2022. Recorded at the Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte, the talks can be listened to by pressing the play-button above.

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