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Book launches, Conferences & lectures

Dismantling Green Colonialism in the Arab Region

with Hamza Hamouchene

Date & time
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Hamza Hamouchene


This event is free


Social Justice Centre


Salle Noviciat at the Cité des Hospitalières
251 avenue des Pins ouest

Join us for a talk on the book "Dismantling Green Colonialism - Energy and Climate Justice in the Arab Region" with Hamza Hamouchene.

The event is being organized in collaboration with Climate Justice Montreal

Vijay Kolinjivadi and Leah Temper will moderate the discussion. 

It will take place at the Salle Noviciat at the Cité des Hospitalières (251 avenue des Pins ouest), but it may be moved the McGill encampment. The venue will be confirmed shortly. 

The book is published by Pluto Press. An open access ebook version of this title is available, here.

On site, books can be purchased through donation to the Ghassan Abu Sitta Children's Fund, dedicated to the Children of Gaza." You can donate online here.

About the book 

The Arab region is a focus of world politics, with authoritarian regimes, significant fossil fuel reserves and histories of colonialism and imperialism. It is also the site of potentially immense green energy resources.

The writers in this collection explore a region ripe for energy transition, but held back by resource-grabbing and (neo)colonial agendas. They show the importance of fighting for a just energy transition and climate justice - exposing policies and practices that protect global and local political elites, multinational corporations and military regimes.

Covering a wide range of countries from Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria and Tunisia to Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine, this book challenges Eurocentrism and highlights instead a class-conscious approach to climate justice that is necessary for our survival.

An open access ebook version of this title is available, here.

About the authors

Dr Hamza Hamouchene is a London-based Algerian researcher and activist. He is the North Africa Programme Coordinator at the Transnational Institute (TNI), and a founding member of Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC), Environmental Justice North Africa (EJNA) and the North African Food Sovereignty Network (NAFSN). He has written and edited several books including The Arab Uprisings: A decade of struggles and The Struggle for Energy Democracy in the Maghreb. His writings have appeared in Africa Is A CountryGuardianHuffington Post, Middle East Eye,  New Internationalist, Jadaliyya, openDemocracy, ROAR and other places.

Katie Sandwell is a Programme Coordinator with the Transnational Institute. She has published on global food sovereignty movements, just transition and land struggles and is co-author of From Crisis to Transformation: What is Just Transition?

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