Defending Land Defender and Community Scholar Vanessa Gray

An Open Letter from Graduate Students regarding Vanessa Gray’s court case. Vanessa’s Story   Vanessa Gray is a 23 year-old Anishinaabe’kwe from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, located in Canada’s Chemical Valley, near Sarnia, Ontario. She has been working with community members to bring awareness to environmental racism and […]

Dreaming (utopias) degrowing (practices) and regrowing (politics) in Barcelona

  After 2 weeks of exciting discoveries in Catalunya I’m almost ready to come back to Montreal. Dear E4Aers, a lot of interesting stuff is going on at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona!!  My first surprise was that I met 2 of our new “climate justice” E4Aers, one […]

Marketing from the Frontline

Audre Lorde famously said “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house”. Activists and other agents of change often quote her to make the point that to remake the world we need to make sure to not inadvertently re-establish the dynamics and structures we’re trying to move […]

Haida Gwaii: reckoning with the past and striving for a better future

As I was waiting to embark on a boat tour to Gwaii Haanas, the national park protecting over half of Haida Gwaii, a raven circled overhead, chattering down at me and my fellow passengers. The Haida guide helping us onto the boat looked up at the bird, laughed […]