Covid in India : A Humanitarian Crisis, A Planned Disaster

View the article in PDFPrint the articleby Madhuresh Kumar India, a country with a population of 1.3 billion, has a terrible health infrastructure with an estimated 0.55 beds per 1,000 people in public hospitals and approximately 50,000 ventilator facilities. A global human development index rating of 129, the country has an infant mortality rate of 31 deaths per 1000 people […]

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View the article in PDFPrint the articleCiudades Dignas— transformación urbana alrededor del mundo Registro: https://bit.ly/38S1lnJ La urbanización global mantiene relaciones constituyentes mutuas con los principales patrones de dominación en nuestras sociedades, dando forma a su desarrollo. Sin embargo, las ciudades son lugares de intensas disputas políticas a medida que las poblaciones urbanas se han organizado para hacer frente a los […]

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View the article in PDFPrint the articleCities of Dignity— Urban Transformations Around the World  To join Please register here: https://bit.ly/38S1lnJ Global urbanization maintains mutual constituent relationships with the main patterns of domination in our societies, shaping their development. However, cities are sites of intense political disputes as urban populations have organized to meet the challenges of everyday life, resist dispossession, […]

Can social movements democratise democracy?

View the article in PDFPrint the articleLessons from the Yellow Vests movement in France by Maxime Combes “Extraordinary events are beyond the scope of ordinary explanations” Edgard Morin “Democracy is not about Saturday afternoons”, French president Emmanuel Macron said, speaking about the Yellow Vests movement (YVM) that have been protesting every Saturday afternoon since November 17, 2018. Such a statement […]

Enfrentando las deudas eternas desde el Sur

View the article in PDFPrint the articlepor Alberto Acosta , Esperanza Martinez , Miriam Lang La historia de la Modernidad tiene dos caras: por un lado, es una historia de revoluciones y luchas por los derechos. Pero, por orto lado, a la vez está plagada de violencias, de injusticias y de abusos. Muchos de los filósofos políticos ilustrados e incluso héroes de la Independencia eran […]

White climate, white energy: a time for movement reflection?

View the article in PDFPrint the articleby Larry Lohmann One impressive thing about the new climate movements Fridays for Future (FFF) and Extinction Rebellion (XR) is that they do try to take the warnings of climatology seriously. Not only more seriously than ruling elites, but also, arguably, more seriously than the older generation of climate activists associated with the likes […]

Remembering Elandria C. Williams

View the article in PDFPrint the articleby Beyond Development collective With deep sadness, grief, and heavy hearts, we learn of the passing of our friend, sister, and colleague, Elandria Williams.  Their untimely departure created an immediate feeling of sorrow, emptiness, and profound loss. Those who knew Elandria as we knew them would remember how they carried with them the urgency […]

Re-imagining food

View the article in PDFPrint the articleDo we have the stomach for it? by Ashish Kothari “Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live”, said Socrates. Wisdom, or a wisecrack? In a world in which a couple of billion people don’t have adequate nutritious food, while another billion or more fall […]

Towards a non-extractive and care-driven academia

View the article in PDFPrint the articleby Collective of critical geography and development scholars* The white gaze permeates many aspects of even the most critical disciplines. In this piece, we offer some thoughts on how we might reclaim what the university could be  – a place that equips people with the knowledge they need to unlearn/unmake/dismantle the framings and worldviews that […]

What mark have the Yellow Vests left on French democracy?

View the article in PDFPrint the articleby Ethan Earle Almost two years after the first protests and shortly after the 2020 Bastille Day: What to make out of the Yellow Vests and the state of French democracy? What to take away from the recently Macron-initiated citizens’ assemblies? Have the Yellow Vests and other protest shaken the French political establishment? Initially […]

“For the democratic production of democratic societies” – Lessons from the transition from social-movement-driven to state-legislated consultations on extractive projects in Peru

View the article in PDFPrint the articleby Raphael Hoetmer Over the last two decades, various consultation practices regarding extractive activities have emerged and been implemented throughout Latin America. Some practices adopt a completely autonomous and communitarian approach, some are based on alliances between civil society and local government, while others are also increasingly centred around national governments in connection with […]

Overcoming crises of representation? Arts in anti-coal struggles in Colombia and California

View the article in PDFPrint the articleby Beatriz Rodríguez Labajos Raw material extraction, transportation and waste disposal are triggering environmental conflicts worldwide. All types of material throughput in the global economy bear consequences for social justice and sustainability. Yet very few materials better represent the economic, social and moral tensions intertwined in societal metabolism, i.e. material and energy use of […]

Guendalizaá: The reconstruction of the “We”

View the article in PDFPrint the articleby Arturo Guerrero Osorio The Zapotec word Guendalizá or Guelaguetza means “familiarity”, “friendship” or “neighborhood”; It is mutual help and is expressed when an person is with the others in the crucial moments of life, the happy and the sad. It is a cultural pattern that comes from the deepest roots from the towns […]

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