THE CLIMATE JUSTICE PRESS
Climate chaos. President Trump. The sixth extinction.
The Anthropocene arrives.
These epochal developments compound exponentially today’s interlinked crises of predatory neoliberal capitalism, widening disenchantment with political parties, genocidal militarism, and everyday cultures of violence, just as they unleash rampant inequality, suffering, incarceration, and forced migration, stealing lives and livelihoods.
Who is responsible for this devastation to families and communities on the front lines of impact, communities who are also often the least responsible for the changing climate?
What nations and militaries, which corporations and banks, and what structures of power enable this state of affairs?
And what if this didn’t have to be the end of the story? What if we set off in a different direction?
Where there is oppression, there is also agency and resistance. Communities, peoples, allied species, and Mother Earth herself are fighting back against the dystopian status quo of the one percent.
Collectively and loosely, these risings trace the contours of the global climate justice movement.
We are standing together across regional and cultural lines in defiant movements of opposition and visionary acts of creation.
Our vision for the Climate Justice Press is to be a vehicle to affirm these struggles and nurture their visions of better futures.
We intend this space to be one of radical imagination, supportive yet critical thinking, and, ultimately, a nonviolent weapon of mass creation.
In Cruising Utopia, José Esteban Muñoz refers to an “unforeclosed expectancy” that involves “finding the openness where an unknown or queer futurity might start, a journey with companions and with a destination difficult to know in advance,” as Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Julian Yates have eloquently put it.
We will publish works from and about the climate justice movement, testimonies, eyewitness accounts, the first drafts of a new history – fiction, non-fiction, and everything in between.
We leave at dawn.
There will be dancing.