The Third Generation Project’s blog, The Frontline, is a space for people and communities on the frontlines of climate injustice to tell their own stories.
People are dealing with the inequities and violence created or worsened by global systems of environmental, economic, racial, and cultural oppression and injustice every day. We began ‘The Frontline’ as a means of spotlighting individuals and communities who can speak about what they’re experiencing, how they are fighting back, and how the rest of us can support them.
Please see details below if you wish your story to be published on the Frontline.
An Experience of Direct Action: Opposing the Destruction of Lützerath
Those of us who joined later, as well as those who chose to leave Luezterath when the demolition began, set up camp on the outskirts of the nearby village Keyenberg, from where further resistance was launched.
‘Green Displacement’: Pakistan’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami and its Impact on Migratory Bakarwal People
“This is my profession since my grandfathers and forefathers; to travel and bring the goats and sheep to mountain areas in summer and go in winter back down to Haripur for 7 months of the year… The past seven years, the forest department stop us.”
‘In the Middle of Two Forces’: Rural Communities in Post-Peace-Process Colombia
‘The Colombian peace process is a beautiful peace process, but it’s just a beautiful document. Beautiful poetry, but it is not implemented yet. That’s the reason why I am out, and many environmentalists and many leaders of their communities have been murdered and attacked.’
Realities of Climate Justice Education in Scotland: Speaking with Mahmoud Makkawi
“Although we may be younger than most politicians, that doesn’t make our voices, our opinions, any less valid.”
Growing Towards Disability and Food Justice in Eastern Cape
These many-layered challenges motivated Nosintu, who herself has a disability, to found APD in her hometown and work to alleviate the tangible legacies of oppression and continued marginalisation in her community more broadly.
From the Frontline of Line 3: Sheila Lamb
I was an expert witness speaking about Indigenous medicines and the harmful effects of extractive industries in regard to sex trafficking and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) .
Teach The Future: The Scottish Youth Advocating for Climate Education Reform
Lily – “If our generation is going to be the one to fix the problem, then we need to be taught about it.” The Frontline
‘We need global action on climate change’: Flooding & Covid-19 in Gambella, Ethiopia
‘We need global action on climate change’: Flooding and Covid-19 in Gambella, Ethiopia In this edition of Frontline TGP’s Deputy Director Bennett Collins is in
Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Saharawis’ Life In A Refugee Camp Under Lockdown
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Saharawis’ Life in a Refugee Camp under Lockdown Annabelle: If you had one message for the international community,
Scottish Gypsy Travellers’ Life Under Lockdown
Scottish Gypsy Travellers’ Life Under Lockdown As an international think tank based in Scotland it is fitting that we begin this blog series with a
Featuring on the Frontline
Starting 2022, we are able to offer a small stipend to interviewees and contributors to the Frontline. However, we cannot accept regular contributions from the same contributors.
How does it work?
We aim to publish quarterly, during the first two weeks of March, June, September, and December.
We have two formats of post: contributors can write a contribution independently (an article, or poem etc.) or they can choose to be interviewed by a member of the TGP team. We ask contributors to provide a headshot and at least one accompanying photo for the piece. The contributor must have copyright ownership of these images and consent from anyone depicted in them that their photo be published in this way.
Submission deadlines for independently written contributions are 3 weeks prior to publishing. If you choose to be interviewed, the interview will be conducted ca. 2 months before the publishing date. All posts are reviewed by members of the TGP team as well as contributors. The final version of each post including photographs is published once approved by the contributor. Payment will occur upon publishing. Posts should be between 800-1,000 words in length.
Please contact Communications Coordinator Annabelle von Moltke at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to contribute to the Frontline.