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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.” Information panel, Ruhr Museum, 2019 Never one to...

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 it makes the world around us inhospitable, to us and...

Less

The Degrowth Commission is publishing the first issue of its journal 'Less' in February 2020. This is a call for papers. This is a 'economic and ecological' journal, recognising that the climate crisis is part of a wider socio-ecological crisis. Contributions are invited from anyone, this is not a publication confined to or defined by any academic institution. Issue 1 asks: what does...

‘Deep Adaptation, Deep Solidarity’ film footage: Jem Bendell and Gehan Macleod

On the 21st of September 2019, Enough! hosted (in collaboration with Bella Caledonia and the Centre for Human Ecology) the event Deep Adaptation, Deep Solidarity in the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow to explore the following questions: What does climate breakdown mean for us in practice? How do our lives need to change to respond to an increasingly unstable and unpredictable future? How do we ensure...

Beyond the Lightbulbs: Reflections on Race and Climate Justice

A few years ago, I worked as a community pedagogue for an international development organization in Canada. At the time, one of my key workshops was on the climate crisis. At the conclusion of the seminar, the first question I would get would be, “Okay, but what can  I do? Do you have a handy guide for recycling?” There are many handy guides, it’s...

Amazonia: An International Socio-environmental Crisis

The whole world stopped to watch and mourn the reports on the Amazon fires, which were immediately mistaken for forest fires due to global warming, but were actually man-made. After the true origin of the fires came to light, many blamed the Bolsonaro government's inability for the situation, as, since taking office in January, the retired militarian has defended the expansion of agribusiness in...

Enough! Response to Programme of Government

Enough! Welcomes the Programme of Government as an acknowledgement of and commitment to responding to the Climate Emergency. The Enough Collective, Scotland's new climate and economy think-tank, has issued the following statement on the Scottish Government's Programme for Government and its climate emergency policies. Enough! repeats our assertion that any efforts to tackle climate change without talking about economic systems change fundamentally fails to engage...

Community Response takes its first steps: Merkinch, Inverness

The first Enough! community response pilot is taking place in Inverness. Enough's Mairi McFadyen reflects on the project so far.  As a means and rationale for finding a community to work with and in for our community response strand, and to complement our outward-looking European route-map, we began with the idea of the canal as a kind of metaphor or provocation - a change...

Open Call for Enough Routes Project

The Enough! Collective is supporting an individual to undertake a month’s travel through Europe this Autumn. Enough! Is supporting three routes journeys during 2019. We work collaboratively with individuals and support them to create their route-map and equip them with the skills and tools required to get the most out of the project. Through these journeys, Enough! will create a low-carbon route map

Marie Kondo and the Anthropocene

The Netflix craze of the year is the comforting appearance of Marie Kondo bringing her domestic Zen presence to Western homes.  De-cluttering as crisis-management, a sort of pious lifestyle comfort-viewing for the existentially distressed.  It’s the world being sorted by folding towels properly. But there’s a deeper current at play, and that’s the crisis of accumulation. Even Marx knew this: “Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and...

An economy for Scotland that’s better than growth?

Katherine Trebeck, author of The Economics of Arrival on why Scotland needs to embrace a de-growth agenda. In 1983 President Reagan declared, ‘There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits to human intelligence, imagination and wonder’.  That was an era when students were striking against the risk of atomic war, when celebrities sang that aid and charity from the west would ‘feed the world’.  It was a time...

Part One: Old-Fashioned Loyalties

"Across the continent, millions do not recognize themselves in the climate movement."Green New Deal for Europe, Blue Print for Europe’s Just Transition "The consumer is essentially somebody who feels, or is made to feel, lost, unless he or she is consuming. Brand names and logos become the place-names of the Nowhere."John Berger, Ten Dispatches about Place I take the slow train from Berlin to...

What is the Big Green New Deal?

Ben Wray assesses the phenomenon of the Green New Deal. where it comes from and what potential it has. I’ve spent a few weeks analysing Green New Deal politics across the western world, reading the latest literature and looking at what is working and what isn’t. I’ve also been researching effective social movements of the past that have changed the course of history, trying to...

Notes from Underground

Writer Dougald Hine reflects on the growth dilemma - and argues "The need for economic growth is a social construct, not a law of nature." "In a recent issue of the journal New Political Economy, Jason Hickel and Giorgos Kallis ask ‘Is Green Growth Possible?’ They set about examining the empirical basis for claims about the decoupling of economic growth from environmental impact....

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 through nursery rhymes related by an earnest school teacher in some...