With police violence against Black communities giving rise
to the #Blacklivesmatter campaign, anniversaries of civil rights victories are an opportunity to bring to
light the invisible actors behind historic moments.
Can a white man be
morally absolved if it is decided that he meant to shoot an ‘imaginary black
intruder’ rather than his girlfriend? Apartheid and patriarchy underpin
Pistorius' trial. Part one. Part two. Part three.
interviews for the job of the next UN Secretary-General are continuing in New
York. Female candidates are speaking of leadership, while male candidates speak
more of administration and management.
Rojava is a fast moving, dynamic place
where things change by the minute. What are the material conditions which
support this woman-centred revolution ? Part 5 of 50.50's series Witnessing the revolution in Rojava, northern Syria.
with the escalation of violence against women across the world requires
a wider adoption of a feminist approach to working at the nexus of development,
religious fundamentalisms and women’s rights.
In less than four years, the women’s umbrella organisation,
Kongira Star, has set up an autonomous, grassroots, democratic structure which
has resulted in shifting patriarchal mindsets and reversing gender
discriminatory laws. Part 3.
Travelling in Rojava is to witness the ways in which the different commitments to the revolution present a
conundrum. How can one system satisfy the vast differences in human
aspirations? Part 2. Part 1.
Patriarchy, racism and capitalism are connected. Yet without an
intersectional approach, movements forget marginalised people. Addressing
Southbank Centre's WOW Festival, Kimberlé Crenshaw insisted that solidarity
from allies is an entitlement.
Cáceres’s assassination is a painful reminder of
the way in which a trinity of corporate, government and military interests creates a tapestry of capitalist power structures, making for an often deadly struggle.