Introduction to Global Justice and Change

Indigenous Nations and Land Acknowledgements

Dish With One Spoon Territory (sources from Toronto Metropolitan University’s official land acknolwedgement)

Burrows, John. 1997. “Wampum at Niagara: The Royal Proclamation, Canadian Legal History and Self-Government” in Asche, Michael, Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada: Essays on Law, Equity, and Respect for Difference. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Hall, Anthony. 2003.The American Empire and the Fourth World: The Bowl With One Spoon, Part One. Montreal: McGill-Queens.

Johnson, Darlene. 2005. Connecting People to Place: Great Lakes Aboriginal History in Cultural Context. Prepared for the Ipperwash Inquiry.

Simpson, Leanne. 2008. “Looking after Gdoo-naaganinaa: Precolonial Nishnaabeg Diplomatic and Treaty Relationships.” Wicazo Sa Review 23 (2): 29-42.

1. Racial Capitalism and Colonialism

Video 1: Racial Capitalism and Colonialism

Robinson, Cedric J. 1983. Black Marxism: the making of the black radical tradition. London: Zed.

Wynter, Sylvia. 2003. “Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom: Towards the Human, After Man, Its Overrepresentation – An Argument”. CR: The New Centennial Review 3.3: 257–337.

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2. Ecological Collapse and Climate Crisis

Video 2: Ecological Collapse and Climate Crisis

Malcolm Harris, “Indigenous knowledge has been warning us about climate change for centuries,” Pacific Standard, March 2019 (interview with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson)

Nick Estes, “A Red Deal,” Jacobin Magazine, August 2019

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Industry Examples 

How much will the US Way of Life have to change? On the future of farming, socialist science, and utopia,” Uneven Earth: Where the ecological meets the political, by Max Ajl, June 2019

Arezki, Rabah; Deininger, Klaus; Selod, Harris. 2015. What Drives the Global “Land Rush”?. Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank. © World Bank. License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO.

What are smallholder farms?” By Rosemary Bulyaba, Iowa State University for the Sustainable, Secure Food Blog sponsored and written by members of the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America.

Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests,” By Suzanna Goldernberg for the Guardian, July 13, 2016

10 Facts You Might Not Know About Food Waste,” Foodtank, the Think Thank for Food, June 2015.

The Unsustainable Growth of Fast Fashion,” By Mike Hosey for Think Sustainability Blog, April 2020

The Environmental Crisis Caused by Textile Waste,” By Rachel Brown for Roadrunner Smart Recycling, January 2021

The Monster in our Closet: Fast Fashion & Textile Waste on the Rise,” By Center for EcoTechnology, October 2017

Why Consumer Capitalism is the Real Problem in the Fashion Industry,” by Puja Amlani, August, 2020


Back Up, What is the Climate Crisis?

Global Warming 101,” By Amanda MacMillan & Jeff Turrentine for NRDC, April 2021

Global warming reaches 1 degree C above preindustrial, warmest in more than 11,000 years,” Climate Analytics=

IPCC report: ‘Code red’ for human driven global heating, warns UN chief,” UN News, August 2021

It’s Grim. The latest UN report is clear: Climate change is here, it’s a crisis, and it’s caused by fossil fuels,” By Robinson Meyer for The Atlantic, August 2021

Indigenous Knowledge Has Been Warning us About Climate Change for Centuries,” By Malcolm Harris in Pacific Standard, March 2019

The Troubling evolution of corporate greenwashing,” by Bruce Watson for The Guardian, August 2016

The dark side of the green economy: ‘Green grabbing’,” by Melissa Leach for Al jazeera, June 2012


Ecological and Social Collapse

Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa de, and Sharon Stein. “Preparing for the End of the World as We Know It.” Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures Collective, 2020.

To solve the climate crisis, we must first repair our relationships,” By Jena Brooker for Grist, September 2021

The Climate Tipping Point Nobody’s Talking About,” By Becky Ferreira for Vice World News, April 2021

Whyte, K. (2020). Too late for indigenous climate justice: Ecological and relational tipping points, WIREs Clim Change, DOI: 10.1002/wcc.603

The harm from worrying about climate change” By Christine Ro for BBC, October 2019

Climate Anxiety FAQ,” by Dr Panu Pihkala for the Climate Psychology Alliance


Societal and Structural Denial

Canada’s fossil fuel lobby influences policy and decisions for major federal government projects,” by Nicolas Graham, William K. Carroll, and David Chen for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), November 2019

The five corrupt pillars of climate change denial,” by Mark Maslin for The Conversation, November 2019

Shell and Exxon’s secret 1980s climate change warnings,” By Benjamin Franta for The Guardian, September 2018

8 reasons why we need to phase out the fossil fuel industry,” By Tim Donaghy for Greenpeace, November 2021

Climate Change Education in the Canadian Classroom,” By Dr. Ellen Field, Pamela Schwartzber, Dr. Paul Berger, Samantha Gawron for EdCan Network, February 2020

How Should the Media Talk About Climate Change,” By Lizzie Widdicombe for the New Yorker, October 2020

In media coverage of climate change, where are the facts?” By Robert Sanders for Berkeley News, September 2019

How media around the world frame climate change news,” Science Daily, August 2019

How Modern Life Became Disconnected from Nature,” by Selin Kesebir and Pelin Kesebir for Greater Good Magazine, September 2017

On Ecological Amnesia,” by Wade Davis for The Tyee, November 2018

Towards Scarring Our Collective Soul Wound,” Cash Ahenakew, Musagetes Foundation, November 2019

3. The European Superiority Complex

Video 3: The European Superiority Complex

Vanessa Machado De Oliveira, “Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity’s Wrongs and the Implications for Social Activism,” North Atlantic Books, September 2021

Teju Cole, “The White-Savior Industrial Complex,” The Atlantic, March 2021

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Knowledge and Hierarchies of Worth

Stein, Sharon. “The Persistent Challenges of Addressing Epistemic Dominance in Higher Education: Considering the Case of Curriculum Internationalization.” Comparative Education Review 61, no. S1 (2017)

Sousa Santos, Boaventura de. “Beyond Abyssal Thinking: From Global Lines to Ecologies of Knowledges.” Review (Fernand Braudel Center) 30, no. 1 (2007): 45–89.


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