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Afrin, November 2022, stumps of several trees cut down in an Afrin's Bafilyoun forest patch due to illegal logging by Turkish occupation.

Squashed by Climate Change and Turkey’s Ecocidal Warfare, Northern Syria Fights the ‘Worst Drought in 70 years’

Henri SulkuJuly 10, 2024

The fragile state of Syria’s ecology and agriculture has been weaponized by the warring factions of the civil war, often without a clear military objective, targeting the environment and civilian population. For neighboring Turkey, ecocidal attrition has become a prominent feature of its cross-border operations.

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Drone image of a destroyed village in the Donetsk Outskirts, Buffer Zone, Donbass, Ukraine. February 23, 2024.

The Three Dimensions of Militarism in the Climate Crisis

Patrick BiggerJuly 3, 2024

Where we shirk internationalism and a clear-eyed analysis of the violent political economy in which the climate crisis is unfolding, we do so at our collective peril.

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Drone image of the destruction Serebrianka forest, nicknamed as Black Forest, near Kreminna, Donbas, Ukraine.

Ecocide is Genocide

Editorial BoardJuly 3, 2024

As isolationist, conflict-prone, and militarized state responses testify, the “dangerous duo” of conflicts and climate change calls for a renewed internationalist consciousness to guide local and global struggles for justice, peace, and ecology.

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A protest in Paris, France, against the ongoing genocide of Palestinians on December 16, 2023.

From Lasers to Lavender: Will Israel’s Dual-Use Technology Lead To Dual-Use Societies?

Maria Edgarda MarcucciApril 28, 2024

There is an ongoing attempt of genocide in Palestine, making the territories an ideal place for Israel to test its latest weapons, which it sells to armies across the world. Each time the war waged against Palestinians changes from low to high intensity, IDF begins a new round of testing of the latest available tools.

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Art Installation of 150 fake security cameras on building facade in Madrid, Spain.

The Master’s Tools

Editorial BoardApril 3, 2024

A society cannot be free unless its technologies support a free and democratic social life. As the black feminist Audre Lorde noted, “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”

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Reflection of woman from Argentinian Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in a window, and governmental building on the background.

“The Authorities Don’t Know What to Do with Us”: A Fight for Justice Unites Mothers Around the World

Lisa ShishkoMarch 27, 2024

Mothers around the world do not give up and continue to fight for their children and, at the same time, for the world. The struggle of desperate mothers has stopped wars.