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Building new solidarities between movements: insurrectionary politics of food autonomy in the city of Athens

Their insurrectionary politics of autonomy, such as food autonomy in Athens, is crucial for building new solidarities and emancipatory imaginaries within cities.

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Building new solidarities between movements: insurrectionary politics of food autonomy in the city of Athens

Their insurrectionary politics of autonomy, such as food autonomy in Athens, is crucial for building new solidarities and emancipatory imaginaries within cities.

Human nature as victim in Colombia

"We are part of nature – human and non-human. The relationship between both and in permanent interaction creates ‘the territory’." Interview.

COP21: the climate movement’s last summit?

In Paris, by trying to lift off ‘planet summit’, its gravity became truly noticeable for the first time.

Trade union building in Myanmar

Basically all unions demand a stronger sanctioning capacity for the Arbitration Council.

#Rezist. Citizens are back on the streets in Romania

What makes these protests different from the ones that have come before in Romania?

Armenia in the trap of “national unity”

In Armenia, calls to remain united in the face of external aggression are shutting down criticism and promoting pro-regime politics, even among the opposition. հայերեն 

Inequality and protest – getting it right

We are making a choice, “Can we live with the outcomes of this economic system? Or are we going to have to change this system?”

Occupy is not the reason why Trump won

Trump is a symptom of a reactionary response triggered when the problems requiring systemic transformation are blamed solely on the political establishment.

Catalonian lessons: civil society has something to offer on the gaming tables of governance

A statement made before the Catalan Parliamentary Committee for the Study of Anti-Corruption Measures and for Democratic Regeneration.

Standing Rock: victory celebrated, struggle to continue

The power of this strategy impacts everyone who enters the camp and the movement; the pull of this approach is enormous.

Social movements in Mexico: local roots, global struggles

This series sheds a light on a range of struggles rooted in local communities and daily life that oppose violence and never reach the headlines. Español

An end to the shame: stigma and political participation among Mexican sex workers

Shedding feelings of shame relies on the politicisation of a stigmatised identity, and on opening up new lines of action and resistance.

The popular movement of Oaxaca, ten years later

The 2006 popular revolt in Oaxaca was the most significant movement in Mexico's recent history. 10 years on, its heritage lies in multiple protest action and stronger social relations among the population. Español

Networks, social movements and the internet in Mexico

We cannot imagine contemporary social movements, or even the world, without internet. But this world is changing all the time and we have much more to learn. Español

Liberation pedagogy in Mexico’s social movements

Education understood as a pillar of political activity, on the basis of criticism and resistance, becomes a fundamental means for struggling to end poverty, marginalization, slavery and exploitation.

Mexican environmental grassroots protest: what does it mean to resist and defend the territory in a repressive context?

Facing up to the fear of repression, powerlessness, loneliness, and hopelessness is the only way for people not to give up.

The battle for Moscow

Public infatuation with urban planning in Moscow has exhausted itself through disappointment. Could city-focused activism become the field of real political struggle in Russia? 

Cherán. 5 years of self-government in an indigenous community in Mexico

Ordinary people decided to confront the criminal organizations that came down from the hill with several vans loaded with wood. That was the beginning. Español

Democracy and social movements in Mexico

Mexico has a proud tradition of mobilization, yet it has largely failed to ensure that demands are properly met or that the country’s politics, institutions and legal system are transformed.

How to build a movement-party: lessons from Rosario’s Future City

Passive, spectator politics is not an option. It is up to the activists to prove that maintaining a party in movement is possible over the long term. Español

Capitalism, revolution and racism in the US and the world

As Marx pointed out, the revolution comes like a thief in the night when no one is expecting it.

Self-organised struggles of migrant care workers

How do migrant workers successfully enact labour and social rights? ‘Respekt’, a local network established by Polish live-in care workers in Basel, Switzerland, challenges widespread assumptions held by unions.

Escaping from asylum to act as citizens: political mobilization of refugees in Europe

These forms of protest (except for the Sans Papiers movement in France) were for many years largely ignored by a wider public. This changed fundamentally in 2012.

Protest against the deportation of asylum seekers

From the perspective of deportees, a certain amount of luck has been needed to be in the right place at the right time in order to be saved.

Every refugee boat a rebellion? Supporting border transgressions at sea

The network WatchTheMed Alarm Phone responds to violent ‘border protection’ practices and the unabated mass dying in maritime spaces around Europe, and offers travellers alternative ways to make their distress heard, in real-time. 

Brazilian political cycles and the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff

The impeachment process marks the end of the three different political cycles undergone by Brazil since the 1970s. Something new has to emerge.

Where does the key to political change lie in the post-Soviet space?

Twenty five years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the post-Soviet world is caught in authoritarian stasis. How can grassroots movements find long-term success?

Rio’s Olympic ruins

This week, when the Games are over and the flow of tourists begins to dissipate, the city will awaken to consequences of nearly a decade of Olympics-centered city planning and politics.

From slave market to Olympic venue: variations of capitalist accumulation in the port of Rio de Janeiro

There is a repeated primitive accumulation throughout the history of capitalism required by capitalist expansion itself, which must commodify not yet commodified spaces in order to develop.

Rio, city of epithets: Olympic urbanism in context

Given the striking contrasts between its upper-class buildings and hillside favelas, Rio de Janeiro is a prime example of a divided city. What effect will the Olympic Games have?

Rio’s real vs. unmet Olympic legacies: what they tell us about the future of cities?

The heavily corporate city Rio has attempted to create, resulting in exacerbated urban problems of spatial, economic and social inequalities, is creating the conditions for Rio as the Singular City.

From civil disobedience to armed violence: political developments in Armenia

On Sunday, an armed group seized a Yerevan police station. Their claims have chimed with recent civic initiatives, and reveal how the marginalisation of activism can help fuel the search for more extreme methods. EspañolPortuguês

In defence of society: an open platform

This manifesto was penned by a group of Russian activists and intellectuals about the current political situation in Russia, and what must be done to change it.

Failed coup attempt in Turkey: the victory of democracy?

Who was the aggressor and who the victim? Who was protecting whom? From whom?

Dismantling the democracy we wanted for Brazil

Gradually, the old mechanisms of the oligarchic democracy were reintroduced, including the misalignment between the elite’s representative rights and the participatory rights of people in general.