By Stavros Stavrides The coronavirus pandemic crisis has triggered a new wave of collective practices that gesture towards the same necessity as the “squares movement” (including the Arab Spring, the Indignados and the Occupy movements): another form of social organization is urgently needed.
By Enid Still, Sandeep Kumar, Irene Leonardelli and Arianna Tozzi A two part series on the uneven experiences and everyday challenges of lockdown conditions in India. Reflections and insights from women and small-scale farmers, migrant workers and civil society activists in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra point to a systemic blindness of the state and economic system, which fail to see, understand or respond to the struggles of the most marginalised people in the country.
By Robert Fletcher, Ivan Murray Mas, Macià Blázquez-Salom & Asunción Blanco-Romero.
The COVID-19 crisis shows what degrowth in the global tourism industry could look like. But it would need much more concerted planning to address the social impacts of this transition.
By Irina Velicu, Irina Castro, Ramona Dominicioiu, and Stefania Barca.
It takes a crisis for alternative food systems to emerge. Is our food system, dominated by trade ideology instead of human rights, ready to face pandemics? It is now the time to wake up to the necessity of agroecology and food sovereignty, finding solutions for supporting diverse, local, autonomous small-scale and context-specific production systems.
By Stefania Barca. In times of COVID-19 pandemic, the international anti-capitalist feminist movement is working to redefine the terrain of struggle towards more inclusive and structurally transformative responses to the quarantine regime: the Care Income proposal and its articulation within the Green New Deal for Europe.
By Massimo De Angelis.
This crisis will end, but it will not improve anything if at the defeat of a micro-parasite, we let the macro-parasites continue to govern our lives, perhaps around those techniques of social control experimented to combat micro-parasites. Governance that looks at relationships must be based on care and rebuild our sociality and productivity on it.
By Angelos Varvarousis.
What can we do in order to transform the coronavirus pandemic into something more hopeful? What could be a serious, thoughtful, humanitarian, rational but also politically progressive response?