Nick Buxton is co-editor of The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World (Pluto Press, 2015) and coordinator of the Transnational Institute’s work with scholar-activists (www.climatesecurityagenda.org).
By Paige Shipman, Nick Buxton, Transnational Institute
Over several sunny days in June 2018, a diverse group of 60 activists and researchers from 30 countries convened for a multi-day meeting to discuss the collective building of post-capitalist futures. The meeting provided the opportunity for a rich exchange of perspectives and experiences, as well as deep discussion and debate.
By Nick Buxton, ROAR Magazine
In short, the climate futures they describe obscure the fact that the impact of climate change will ultimately not be determined by levels of CO2, but by structures of power. In other words, the exact impact of a climate disaster will depend on political decisions, economic wealth and social systems.
By Nick Buxton, New Internationalist
In the aftermath of the terrible killings in Paris, military responses are again taking central stage
By Nick Buxton, YES! magazine
A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation’s economy and society.
By Nick Buxton, Transnational Institute
In the famous Hans Christian Anderson fable, The Emperor's New Clothes, a weaver famously plays on an emperor's arrogance and persuades him to wear a non-existent suit with the argument that it is only invisible to the 'hopelessly stupid.' The moment of truth comes, as we can all remember, when a child in an otherwise silent crowd yells out, “But he is not wearing any clothes!” What we don't always recall is that the naked Emperor suspects the child may be telling the truth, but carries on marching proudly and unclothed regardless.