On Sept 18, Bol.coop brought together activists, theorists to discuss Climate Reparations in the aftermath of catastrophic floods in Pakistan. Our inspiration for this gathering comes from the assemblies/discussions that occurred in Occupy Wall Street, and the cooperative thinking in social movements. We gathered online to think together, to exchange information, to build solidarity and identify common lines of action.
Global Assembly Participants
Dr. Maira Hayat is an Assistant Professor of Environment and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. https://keough.nd.edu/profile/maira-hayat/
Tooba Syed is a feminist writer and grassroots organiser associated with the left and a member of WDF and AWP. She has been actively involved in various social justice movements for a decade including the feminist movement, land and housing rights movement, and climate justice movement. https://wdfpk.org/
Asad Farooq is a lawyer, teacher, and organizer. He works closely with flood affected communities in the Saraiki Belt of Pakistan. He is also a member of Alliance for Climate Justice and Clean Energy (ACJCE). https://acjce.com/
Olivia DiNucci (firstname.lastname@example.org)is a Climate Justice activist and an organizer with CODEPINK. She works on holding the Pentagon, IMF & World Bank accountable for their part in fueling climate change through carbon emissions. Links discussed:
IMF/WB Week of Action in DC Oct 13-16: For People For Planet: Decarbonize Decolonize
Demands for week of action and ask for additions:
Olufemi Taiwo is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown. He is the author of Elite Capture (2022) and a second book, Reconsidering Reparation (2022), in which he argues that Global Climate Justice is not possible without reparations. http://www.olufemiotaiwo.com/
Nausheen Anwar is a Professor of City Planning at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi University and the founder of Karachi Urban Lab. http://karachiurbanlab.com/index.html
About Us: BOL Coop is a worker-owned pop-up bookstore with a vision promoting worker ownership, building community space through ideas, literature and arts that orient to global justice, and putting ideas into action towards global justice & empowerment. We are currently operating as a pop-up bookstore with a highly curated collection of new and used books to purchase. Check us out online at Bol.Coop or at our pop-up store at Creative Grounds Cafe.