Part Two: A long time gone, memory and mining from Silesia to the Ruhr


“During the industrial era people were forced to endure long and bitter conflicts in their struggle to participate in the political system…It remains to be seen whether the transformation of traditional industrial societies will be accompanied by a regress of democratic structures or whether progress towards more democracy is already culturally anchored and irreversible.”

The Language of Limits


This is the first in a series of articles reflecting on the last three weeks traveling for the Enough Routes programme. Gehan Macleod describes time spent helping out at two expressions of migrant solidarity at Calais and Ventimiglia. Ventimiglia Language can be limited in situations when people speak Arabic in many dialects; Kurdish; French; borrowed Italian, English learned...

Housing justice is climate justice – how neighbourhoods are organising in Barcelona


picture of la base in Barcelona with cars in front and a man and child on the right
Nishma Doshi travelled around Europe with our Routes programme. Here they describe how fighting for housing rights is a part of climate justice in Barcelona. What is climate justice? What are we fighting for when we talk about stopping climate change? Climate breakdown is a problem because it threatens our lives. It threatens our lives because...

Acting Out


Gehan Macleod is one of the people traveling around Europe with our Routes programme. Here she describes where she's coming from and where's shes headed to. Coming from a 90s background in environmental and anti-nuclear activism, I found myself involved in the beginnings of GalGael - a community organisation that originated around a protest fire...