Still Burning is a network working against the global hard coal infrastructure.

Coal, Colonialism & Resistance

The Books

Coal is colonial, coal destroys ecosystems and communities, and coal is a climate killer. Across Europe, governments are implementing coal phase-outs and closing down hard coal mines. 

At the same time, Europe continues to import hard coal, outsourcing the destruction of ecosystems and communities to Russia, Colombia, and elsewhere.

Our book highlights the colonial entanglements of coal and warns of false green solutions – relying on hydrogen for ‘green steel’, for instance, and on renewables for ‘clean electricity’ – that don’t challenge colonialism, capitalism, and the state.It centres the voices of affected communities and warns of ‘false green solutions’.

English Edition

Released in March 2021

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German Edition

Released in 2019

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If you would like to order the first version in German (5 Euro plus shipping), please write an e-mail to info[at] 

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