NOTE: I was honored to contribute an essay to this engaging anthology.
Edited by Alexander Reid Ross.
Featuring contributions by Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, scott crow,Grace Lee Boggs, Max Rameau, Guillermo Delgado-P, Ahjamu Umi, Javier Sethness Castro, EarthFirst! Sri Lanka, Helen Yost, Michael Hardt, Ben Dangl, Yangtze River Delta Earth First!,Graham Peebles, Ward Anseeuw and Mike Taylor,Keisha-Khan Perry and Ana Cristina da Silva Caminha, Andrej Grubačić, Jen Osha, Cathy Kunkel, and Andrew Munn, Miles Howe, Andrew Herod and Alex Barnard.
Climate change ravages the earth, while wealthy elites try to grab as much of the world’s diminishing resources as possible. As Vandana Shiva writes, land is life. But land, and the struggle to possess it, is also power—colonial and corporate power, to be sure, but also the power of the dispossessed to rise up and call for an end to the global land grab.
Grabbing Back maps this struggle, bringing together analyses that uncover the politics of cultivation and control. In this unprecedented collection, on-the-ground activists join forces with critically acclaimed scholars to document the commodification and consumption of space, from foreclosed homes to annihilated rainforests, from ecotourism in Sri Lanka to the tar sands of Montana, and to outline the strategies and tactics that might stop the destruction.
Released July 2014