October 22, 2015

Call by Academics for International Solidarity after the Ankara Bombing

Achieving substantial peace within Turkey and in the Middle East depends upon a thorough revision of war policies by all governments contracted with the Turkish regime and a genuine commitment to the de-escalation of militarization, including the cancellation of arms deals that support the violent suppression of democracy. 
October 15, 2015

Forging Solidarity, taking a stand on Palestine

During the International Conference of Critical Geography, which took place from 26-30 July 2015 in Ramallah/Palestine, the International Critical Geography Group endorsed the Academic Boycott of Israel in support of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign and the anti-colonial struggle of the Palestinian people.*
October 6, 2015

The 'Blue Heart of Europe' beats in the Balkans

Europe’s last wild rivers are under threat from dam construction—yet hardly anyone is aware of it.
September 25, 2015

“Our research work is socially relevant”

CEDIB is one of the Bolivian organizations which have come under attack for critiquing the government’s extractivist policies—Carmelo Ruiz* interviews Marco Gandarillas, its excutive director.
August 13, 2015

Carta al Vicepresidente Álvaro García Linera

Intelectuales latinoamericanos defienden las ONGs amenazadas de expulsión por criticar al gobierno boliviano—desde la izquierda.
August 1, 2015

Peter Bratsis on the Greek crisis: The materiality of power and the physics of change (Part II)

by Peter Bratsis * A fundamental lesson we have learned or relearned from the Greek crisis is that public opinion in itself is of little consequence and that any attempt to derail and undo existing modalities and articulations of political power need to disrupt the routines and activities that are constitutive of such power.
July 29, 2015

Peter Bratsis on the Greek crisis: The materiality of power and the physics of change (Part I)

By Peter Bratsis * Societies are self-created from the ground up, political power has a materiality and momentum that can not easily be redirected or undone or wished away. But, at the same time, we are active in the creation of this power and are capable of transforming it precisely because of the ways that we ourselves constitute this very materiality of political power.
July 27, 2015

Rural and Urban Solidarity Arises Against Istanbul Megaprojects

By Eleanor Finley* In the summer of 2013, popular resistance succeeded in stopping the demolition of Gezi Park, one of the last public green spaces in Istanbul. Yet urban transformation and development projects have continued throughout the city at a dizzying pace.
July 22, 2015

Water conflicts: much more than defensive local mobilisations*

By Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos ** In a recently published article Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos and Joan Martínez-Alier review methodologies, typologies, and political implications of water conflicts. Using a political ecology perspective, the authors show how social movements born from such conflicts are creatively generating new modalities of water management and governance.
July 15, 2015

Social Ecology, Kurdistan, and the Origins of Freedom

Will we resolutely face the consequences of a coherent, historicized revolutionary vision, or will we continue to slowly fade into a morass of ever-diminishing compromises? Kurds have found—indeed, have chosen—their place in the development of human freedom. What is ours?
July 11, 2015

Solidarity needed: Stopping the eviction of the PAH's BlocLaBordeta in Barcelona

We, the ENTITLE collective, have signed the manifesto to support an occupied housing block in Barcelona named BlocLaBordeta – recuperated in February by the PAH, a potent housing rights movement with over 220 local groups across the Spanish state – against a possible eviction.
June 22, 2015

The role of pedagogy in the struggles of Brazil's MST

By Rita Calvário, Marien González Hidalgo & Sara Mingorría* “The difficult part is to maintain the struggle, the easy part is to attract workers”, states Simona Silva, speaking about the role of pedagogy and political training in the struggles of Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers Movement. Simona Silva, the pedagogic and political coordinator of the MST‘s national school called Florestan Fernandes, gave a round of talks across the Spanish state last May. We attended one of these talks in Barcelona and afterwords had the opportunity to talk with her. […]