James Rowe is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. He is completing a book — Radical Mindfulness — that examines the political potential of mind/body practices like meditation. Mike Simpson is a visiting Fulbright scholar at the University of Minnesota researching pipeline conflicts in North America.
By James Rowe, Mike Simpson, Waging Nonviolence
The Standing Rock standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline was a reminder that colonization, and resistance to it, both exist in the present tense. Fossil fuel pipelines that despoil indigenous lands and waters have become key flashpoints in long-standing anti-colonial resistance. An important precursor and inspiration for the Standing Rock camp is an indigenous occupation in northern British Columbia, Canada.
By James Rowe, openDemocracy
To fundamentally transform capitalism we must transform the existential fear that feeds it.