[WSMDiscuss] Sharing stories of struggle: social movements in and beyond the COVID-19 crisis

Laurence Cox Laurence.Cox at mu.ie
Wed Apr 8 19:43:03 CEST 2020


Interface journal has given over its front page as a space for social movement activists and researchers to talk about the movements that are happening in their own areas around the crisis. The idea is to share a bit of what's happening across different spaces and across movements so we might find some ideas and inspiration in what each other is doing - and of course, as always, build connections and think forwards.

We're looking for short pieces (1500-2500 words) that we can turn around as quickly as possible about movements in your country, city, region, neighbourhood... Tell us about

  1.  Movements already going on before the virus
  2.  Lessons learned from previous collective actions that inform how activists respond to the crisis
  3.  Civil society struggles to get states to take action
  4.  Campaigning to get the specific needs of particular groups / communities taken into account
  5.  Solidarity economy and mutual aid initiatives and their connections to other movements
  6.  Struggles developing within the crisis
  7.  Longer-term perspective: what might the crisis mean for movements and the possibility of a better world?
Full details on https://www.interfacejournal.net/

Please share widely!


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Chercheur associé, Fondation maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris
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