The fight against climate breakdown requires us to imagine a world without borders, says activist and writer Harsha Walia in this extended interview from Planet B: Everything Must Change.
The Canadian author, whose books include Undoing Border Imperialism and Border and Rule, tells Dalia Gebrial why borders are themselves products of capitalism, in stark opposition to Indigenous concepts of land, place and belonging.
Drawing on her knowledge as a co-founder of migrant justice movement No One Is Illegal (NOII), Walia explains how the climate change policies pursued by the global north are fuelling eco-fascism.
An extract from this interview appears in the fifth episode of Planet B, a series made with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London and based on the book Perspectives on a Global Green New Deal – order a free copy here.
Produced by Freddie Stuart.
Music and sound by Ben Heyderman.
Illustrations by Tomekah George.
Design by Pietro Garrone.