Resisting Green Colonialism: Learning From Resistance Movements Globally
Black-E Main Space
4:30PM – 6PM
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The green energy transition being advanced by imperialist states is an agenda for green colonialism, with sacrifice zones and the intensified plunder of land, labour and resources. Across the South communities are resisting and uniting behind clear demands for an alternative. Our panelists will present a vision for an ecosocial energy transition that delivers climate reparations, minimises the mining of transition minerals, and dismantles imperialist trade relations. The event will be a space to explore how movements in the UK can build power in solidarity with these demands.


Sebas Muñoz is a Senior Programmes Officer at War on Want and Member of the Advisory Committee at London Mining Network. He works closely with grassroots and frontline social movements, developing justice-oriented approaches to our social and ecological crises. Sebastian helps to coordinate the Global Green New Deal Project and is also part of the Post-Extractive Futures Collective.

Asad Rehman is director of War on Want, organising for climate, racial, economic & social justice.

Diana Salazar is the Latin America Coordinator for London Mining Network. She works with communities in La Guajira, Colombia, affected by the Cerrejon coal mine and is currently engaged in doctoral studies at University College London on community resistance and solidarity around the Cerrejon mine.

Merry is a researcher, climate justice campaigner and the coordinator of the Stop Burning Trees Coalition. She has a history of direct action and in recent years has focused on campaigning against Drax and the biomass scam

Bella Gonçalves is a Brasilian politician and political scientist. She is an elected representative with the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL).


London Mining Network (LMN) is an alliance of human rights, development, environmental and solidarity groups.

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