To become post-extractivist, we need to ask some deep, searching, questions about what the extent to which we're willing to change our mindsets and ways of living, writes Aia Newport for Chain Reaction #143. "How do we face the western addiction to convenience and consumption and admit there is no space for private luxuries in a post-extractivist world? How do we overcome our fears and learn to share and co-operate?"
The extractivist development model has been in place and perpetuated since colonial times. But what do we actually mean when we say something is "extractivist" or "post-extractivist"? Natalie Lowrey and Anisa Rogers provide an overview of the terms for Chain Reaction #143.
Who won the inaugural CaneToad awards? Rhys Dolby reports, for Chain Reaction #141.
In compiling this edition, Chain Reaction asked activists to share their experiences of gender (in)justice and dismantling the patriarchy within the broader environment and social justice movement. Author of Butterfly's Children, Eleanor (Annie) March, shares her thoughts in this Chain Reaction #140 article.
It's a pleasure to bring you the first news of the year with a big update from Friends of the Earth this month. There's always a heap of action for you to get involved in - feel free to get it touch and ask how! If you are fresh to FoE we have a new 'Who We Are' Page on our website which gives a little look over how our federation works.