A group of people involved in the mobilization for the upcoming UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December - the COP 15, are putting together an anthology of radical analyses of international climate politics. The idea is to link what´s going on in the COP-process with other dimensions of the capitalist system – i.e. immigration politics, the construction of the EU security architecture, industrialized food production, the WTO and free trade laws, colonialism, patriarchy and racism, industrialized society, workplace struggles and much more.
As part of the mobilization towards Copenhagen, we see developing and spreading these analyses as an absolutely crucial part in the resistance against the legitimization show being put on by the elite.
We believe the climate crisis to be just one aspect of a bigger and already long present crisis, capitalism itself. With this anthology we would like to deepen the understanding of how the elite power structure tackles the climate crisis and how that in turn influences our different struggles against the system. The climate crisis issue is in desperate need of being re-politicized and discussed structurally, since those in power have been putting massive efforts into changing the focus towards details of science and levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.
We are looking for submissions on a variety of topics which span the spectrum of resistance. If you are interested in writing an article for this zine, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with an idea of the topic on which you would like to write (public PGP key provided below if you would like to use encryption). the deadline for submissions is October 1st, and articles should be 1.000-2.000 words. Also, if you are interested in helping distribute this zine across Europe, let us know! Keep fighting and see you in December!
The COP15 zine working group
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