A Hug in the Mist: ‘belief’, spirits and anti-mining struggles

By Scarlet Hall This blog post is a response to an exchange between people from Colombia and the UK who are seeking to challenge open-cast coal mining corporations. This exchange took place in County Durham and Newcastle on October 13-14th October. Scarlet was heavily involved in the Campaign to Protect Pont Valley for the firstContinue reading “A Hug in the Mist: ‘belief’, spirits and anti-mining struggles”

The Slow Food movement in the Time of Matteo Salvini

By Emanuele Amo The following wants to be a provocative reflection on the Slow Food movement’s activism within the current day Italian society. The last parliamentary election saw an incredible success of the populist and anti-European political forces and nowadays the Italian Interior Minister is Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Lega, one of theContinue reading “The Slow Food movement in the Time of Matteo Salvini”

The Politics of Absence

By Alex Joseph In much of modern Western philosophy concerned with theories of affect , there is a focus on the power of matter; the capacity of matter to affect and be affected, situated in a malaise of chaotic interactions that are constantly becoming and re-becoming, bringing phenomena to life. Theories of affect are inContinue reading “The Politics of Absence”