"When Watkins calls for a “brown new deal” he is not in any way denying climate science, he is trying to respond to the impracticality of naive activism, that wants renewable energy systems without recognising that they must be created with fossil fuels and these are not only climate damaging but will be increasingly in short supply," writes Brian Davey.
This collective exploration of our response to COVID-19, the phenomenon of enforced absence, and our need for basic sustenance was organised by Afri, Feasta, Irish Seed Savers and Maynooth University on September 11.
""The Case for Degrowth" is a well written book, but my feeling is that it is already being overtaken by events on the ground", writes Brian Davey.
Nadia Hansen interviews Dundalk-based social worker Dr Washington Marovatsanga on cultural competence, enforced absence, the relationship between power and knowledge production, the problematic ‘palliative care’ orientation of social work, and a Global South philosophy of collectivism.
Long-running Feasta member and blog contributor Patrick Noble has just published a new book, Walking Home, and Laurence Woodward writes in his introduction that Patrick's vision 'cannot be ignored'.
"It is a privilege to work from home and therefore lessen one’s risk of being exposed to the virus. Racialized people living in low income households...are not afforded this luxury," writes Nadia Hansen.