ENOUGH! Is a belief, a response and a call to action.
We believe that inequality, oppression, injustice, power and climate breakdown are all connected by the same story: that the economy must keep growing – no matter what the cost.
We believe that growing our economy is costing us our future. This story of growth is so embedded in our ways of living that any kind of change demands the complete re-imagination of our society. We believe that not only is this possible, it is now essential.
We believe we need a different story.
We’ve had enough of feeling alone, of feeling the constant struggle, no matter how hard we work or how much we have. We have woken up to the fact that one person’s poverty, another person’s overwork and more extreme weather are all connected, because we understand that our economic system, the regularity of crisis – and our inability to respond with care – are fundamentally linked.
There is enough for all of us.
We understand there is enough, if we recognise that what we, in Scotland, eat, buy and do every day, impacts on people in countries around the world, and if we recognise that we all share responsibility for ensuring our lifestyles don’t come at the cost of lives which seem far away.
We understand the story of more growth isn’t working any more.
We understand it’s time for us to reorganise our society and economy so that collective resources are managed for the benefit of all people and the planet. It’s time to start understanding how much better our lives would be if we reclaimed our ability to help each other out.
Together, we are enough.
Together, we can find ways to move through times of crisis and beyond. Communities all over the world, whose systems and services continue to fail and oppress them, prove this to be true every day.
We are taking on the unchanging stories of systems and structures – old and new – and (re)imagining possibilities.
In the light of the pandemic, Enough!’s work shifted in shape and content. During lockdown, we focused on Degrowth Day, co-hosted conversations with activists in Glasgow around radical municipalism and degrowth and published several open letters. We hosted online conversations around different economic and social practices, from feminist economics to decolonising children’s books.
As we emerge from the coronavirus crisis, our work will involve publishing the journal Less; a regular journal exploring degrowth and decolonisation, culture jamming and narrative campaigning, facilitating the emergence of a Scottish Degrowth Network and making possible ways of learning and unlearning through a co-hosted Degrowth Course in Scotland, popular education and radical experimentation with post-capitalist ways of sustaining livelihoods.