From national security to decolonial ecological security: the contradictions of the US military approach to climate security and its intersections with alternative security discourses.

by Ceara Webster *note from the Editor: this piece was written months prior to the current situation in Afghanistan. Commentary on climate emissions, forward operating bases (FOBs), and counterinsurgency were in the context of the Afghanistan War (2001-2021). Introduction The United States’ (US) military is, in itself, a threat to national security. Climate change, inContinue reading “From national security to decolonial ecological security: the contradictions of the US military approach to climate security and its intersections with alternative security discourses.”

An historical examination of South Africa’s biodiversity conservation and it’s link with persistent development inequality.

by Hannah Williams South Africa (SA) is an infamous country for two very contrasting attributes: one of the most unequal countries in the world, and the third most biodiverse (Posel and Rogan, 2019; Wynberg, 2002). Over half of SA’s population live in poverty, 70% of whom live in rural areas entrenched in colonial and apartheidContinue reading “An historical examination of South Africa’s biodiversity conservation and it’s link with persistent development inequality.”

Transcending an aesthetics of coloniality: reimagining relationships with colour as a decolonial praxis

by Ceara Ione Webster Autoethnographic reflective note: Before I get into this paper, hi hello wagwan? This is not necessarily a ‘good’ paper, but is one I loved writing because it demanded a lot of reflection from me. I have tried to add in more definitions for context and rephrase certain elements to make itContinue reading “Transcending an aesthetics of coloniality: reimagining relationships with colour as a decolonial praxis”