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Stopping Oil - Climate Justice and Hope

Stopping Oil - Climate Justice and Hope

Sophie Bond and Amanda Thomas and Gradon Diprose

Pluto Press




22 x 11 x 1.2

160 pages

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Lessons learned from the powerful climate justice campaign in Aotearoa New Zealand Stopping Oil dives into the story of how deep-sea oil exploration became politicised in Aotearoa New Zealand, how community groups mobilised against it and the backlash that followed. It is also a story of activists exercising an ethic of care and responsibility, and how that solidarity was masked and silenced by the neoliberal state. As Aotearoa New Zealand began to pursue deep-sea oil as part of its development agenda, a powerful climate justice campaign emerged, comprising of a range of autonomous 'Oil Free' groups around the country, NGOs like Greenpeace, and iwi and hapū (Māori tribal groups). As their influence increased, the state employed different tactics to silence them, starting with media representations designed to delegitimise, followed by securitisation and surveillance that controlled their activities, and finally targeted state-sanctioned violence and dehumanisation. By highlighting geographies of hope for radical progressive change, the authors focus on the many examples of the campaign where solidarity and political responsibility shone through the repression, leading us towards a brighter future for climate justice across the globe. Look inside About the Authors: Sophie Bond is a Geographer at the University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand. She has written for various publications, including The Conversation, Antipode and Planning Theory. Amanda Thomas is a Geographer lecturing in environmental studies at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. She has written for a number of journals including Antipode, New Zealand Geographer and Area. Gradon Diprose is a Geographer working as a Social Science Researcher at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. He has written for the Community Development Journal, The Conversation, and Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space.
Contents Glossary of Te Reo Māori Terms 1. Security for Whom? 2. Securing Oil 3. Contesting Oil 4. Taming the Narrative 5. Securing Business-as-Usual 6. Policing and Dehumanising Activists 7. Enacting Care and Responsibility 8. Democracy and Hope References
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