How to Blow Up a Pipeline with Andreas Malm
Peaceful protest could be seen as the hallmark of political movements in the late 20th and early 21st century, causing disruption to everyday life with mass gathering and turning the political headwind through chants, crowds and banners. From the Iraq War protests in 2003 to the Extinction Rebellion direct actions of 2019 turning the other cheek and love thy neighbour have been core tenants around a politics and respectability. The key questions is though, did they change anything? Does Capital listen to Labour without a threat?
Our guest this week is author and associate lecturer at Lund University Andreas Malm. Andreas is a prolific writer on climate change and capitalism with titles including "Fossil Capital" Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency" and "White Skin Black Fuel". We discuss the sanitising of political and civil movements, the strategic value of property destruction for a cause and combating climate despair and fatalism.
How to blow up a Pipeline
kim stanley Robinsons' Ministry for the future
Ende Gelaende- the climate activsts Andreas has worked with
Ende Gelande- climate activists based on germany taking on lignite mining
Low Carbon Homes- for supporting the retrofit Get-in Project
Friends of Carrington Moss- defending local green space in Greater Manchester
Trees not cars - Congrats on beating Manchester council on the building of a carpark
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