Injustice Anywhere Threatens Justice Everywhere

by Nicholas Hildyard

first published 28 November 2016

What “flashes of mutual recognition” might arise from deepening processes of mutual learning between communities criminalised by the “War on Terror” and communities criminalised by what might be termed “The Securitisation of Everything”, those whose oppression is located, for example, in opposition to “Energy Security” or “Environmental Security”?

And what might be learned from such encounters? How would challenges to energy security or the 'War on Terror' benefit from locating the injustices they create in the evolving dynamics of capital and its assault on the commons?

This presentation to Campaign Against Criminalisation of Communities addresses some of these questions. It concludes that fossil fuels are not incidental to industrial society, but are integral to continued accumulation.