John Foster / 04 Dec 2020

Climate and Change

Andreas Malm’s How to Blow Up a Pipeline

The threat posed by climate change is among the most common of concerns repeated these days. All too often it’s expressed by the sort of person who is as unlikely to do anything.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 29 Apr 2020

End of the World Soundtrack

Vladislav Delay’s Rakka

Every track on Vladislav Delay's new album Rakka starts with the letter R. Each feels more relentless than the last, from the opening title track through “Rakkine” (“contraption”), “Rampa” (“cripple”) and “Rasite” (“burden” or “albatross”). (...)

That includes genocide. Berlin, October 2019
Joel Schalit / 22 Nov 2019

Every Genocide is Special

Extinction Rebellion and the Holocaust

For a week, it seemed, Berlin had been taken over by the left. Not just any left but something new and unrecognisable. In the place of the customary red and black flags of anti-capitalist groups, protestors were waving flags featuring an hourglass, in soft greens and light blues. (...)
Heather McRobie / 14 Oct 2019

Taking Greenland Seriously

It’s Not About America

Greenland briefly bubbled up into the global consciousness this summer when Donald Trump’s offer to purchase the country was quickly dismissed as “absurd” by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. (...)

Matt Rubenstein / 08 Jul 2019

The Post-Ideological Party

The Greens and German Politics, Part II

Blame it on the climate crisis. That’s what the German press has done. Winning 20.5% of the national vote in this year’s EU elections, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (the Greens) nearly doubled their 2014 showing.(...)