[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Fwd: I: Globalizations Special Forum: Reclaiming democracy from below: from the contemporary state capitalist system to peoples’ sovereignty

Ashish Kothari ashishkothari at riseup.net
Wed Jul 29 09:49:14 CEST 2020

Friends, pl see below, this issue of Globalisations journal on 
reclaiming democracy may be of interest,


On Sun, 26 Jul 2020 at 14:53, Nora McKeon <nora.mckeon at fastwebnet.it 
<mailto:nora.mckeon at fastwebnet.it>> wrote:

    Dear all,

    We are very happy to share with you this flyer announcing the
    publication (with 6 months open access) of the Special Forum on
    which we have all worked so hard over the past months. Links to the
    Introduction and the articles are available in the table of contents
    below. We hope that Spanish versions may be available soon. Do use
    this flyer, designed by Zdravka, to advertise the Special Forum to
    your networks.

    Warm wishes,

    Nora and Gonzalo


    The People’s Sovereignty Network and Globalizations present

    *Reclaiming democracy from below: from the contemporary state
    capitalist system to peoples’ sovereignty*
    */Globalizations Special Forum/*
    Co-editors: Nora McKeon and Gonzalo Berrón


    This Special Forum grows from a collective effort to assess the deep
    changes underway in the world in a dialogue between specific
    struggles on the ground to defend rights and territories and the
    dynamics of the global trends that impact on them all. Behind what
    can look like fragmented battles and constructions, we hypothesize,
    there is an increasingly consolidated common struggle and vision,
    just as a mosaic is composed of separate pieces that are unified
    into a composition. Based on exchanges in a workshop in Siena in
    October 2018, the Forum aims at putting together some of the pieces
    of the mosaic. The Introduction reviews other recent efforts towards
    convergence, looking at two related dimensions: sharing ideas and
    analysis in order to develop a common understanding of what is going
    on in the world, and bringing people together to take transformative
    action by building shared spaces, alliances and campaigns. The Siena
    workshop and the People’s Sovereignty process that has grown from it
    are situated in this broader context. The five articles that compose
    the Forum, built in dialogue between social movement, academic and
    civil society activists, are experiments in co-production of
    understanding, each of which takes forward a theme that aroused
    particular interest at Siena. Their special characteristic is the
    fact that they are the result of an exchange between experiences on
    the ground and a more theoretical lens, so the issues are discussed
    as they relate to concrete struggles. Additional articles on other
    themes will be coming.

    – Nora McKeon and Gonzalo Berrón
    2. *Contextualizing corporate control in the agrifood and extractive
    – Jennifer Clapp and Joseph  Purugganan
    3. *Land, territory and commons: voices and visions from struggles*
    – Tomaso Ferrando, Isa Alvarez, Molly
    Anderson, Sophie Dowllar, Harriet Friedmann, Antonio Gonzalez,
    Chandra Maracle, Nora McKeon
    4. *Rethinking law from below: experiences from the Kuna People and
    - Felipe Bley Folly in dialogue with Manigueuigdinapi Jorge Stanley
    Icaza, Havin Guneser and others
    5. *Knowledge and education for people’s sovereignty*
    - Molly Anderson and Priscilla Settee;
    6. *Releasing the full transformative power of feminism*
    - Zdravka Dimitrova, Isa Álvarez, Sophie Dowllar, Havin Guneser

    *The People´s Sovereignty network* is a collective and inclusive
    space open to communities, movements, organizations and people who
    are engaged in resisting corporate violence and constructing
    people’s sovereignty. The aim is to help build more and stronger
    links among social movements with different entry points to the same
    struggle and more effective and respectful collaboration between
    them and engaged academics. The network’s activities are
    collectively managed by the people who engage to carry them forward.
    Among these is a Web Lab, a space where social movement, civil
    society and academic activists can share experiences and ideas,
    undertake collective analyses, develop concepts, strategies and
    activities and engage with other existing solidarity networks and

    More information at www.peoples-sovereignty-lab.org


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