We talk about the new film — How to Blow Up a Pipeline — that was inspired by the Andreas Malm book of the same name. We discuss environmental politics and Malm’s work — things like degrowth, eco-modernism, defeatism vs direct action. Other films about environmental terrorism get a mention, including The East and Avengers: Infinity War.
In short: The film might have its flaws but we still endorse it as quality uplifting family entertainment.
PS: One thing that seems a bit ridiculous about Malm — the guy who inspired this pro-terrorism film — is that as far as I can tell he believes that green tech will save us from climate catastrophe. So terrorism against fossil capitalism...to be replaced with utopian lithium battery state-backed capitalism? And he’s a Marxist, too. A true chin-scratcher, I have to admit.
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