Diana Vela Almeida is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Geography at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Diana combines political ecology, ecological economics and feminist critical geography to study extractivism, neoliberal environmentalism and socio-environmental resistance. Contact: diana.velaalmeida[at]ntnu.no
By Diana Vela Almeida, Uneven Earth
Today’s extractive industries such as gas, oil, and mining have an egregious reputation of violating human and environmental rights and supporting highly controversial political and economic reforms in poor countries.
By Diana Vela Almeida, Catherine Windey, Gert Van Hecken, Melissa Moreano, Nicolas Kosoy, Vijay Kolinjivadi, The Conversation
Caring for nature means resisting the commodification of nature and standing up to environmental injustice. It also means getting to know the struggles and aspirations of environmental defenders and forest dwellers, who they fight and how you can help from where you are. It is crucial to mobilize and get politically organized, to come together in solidarity for a long-haul struggle.