[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Recording of webinar now available ! The ‘Arab Spring’ Lives On : Uprisings In Times Of Pandemic (Transnational Institute)
jai.sen at cacim.net
Mon Jun 15 21:53:10 CEST 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Viruses in movement…, Resistance in movement…, Movements in movement…, West Asia in movement…, North Africa in movement…, Ideas in movement…, Studies in movement…
[Here, for those who did not get to see this superb TNI++ webinar last Friday (June 12) - 'The ‘Arab Spring’ Lives On : Uprisings In Times Of Pandemic’ – is the recording. I strongly recommend this to anyone who is interested not just in the particular region but in movement and how it is evolving !
[I’m also pasting in the text from the original announcement to give you an idea of what it’s about and who the speakers were – each of them was outstanding.
[Thanks, friends at TNI, for organising this superb event and for now making the recording available :
Recording of webinar now available !
The ‘Arab Spring’ Lives On : Uprisings In Times Of Pandemic
Transnational Institute <>
The recording of the webinar is now publicly available and shareable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILHcT8wexb0 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILHcT8wexb0>
In solidarity and in celebration of struggle and the struggle to understand –
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jess Graham <no-reply at zoom.us>
> Subject: Thank you for attending THE “ARAB SPRING” LIVES ON: UPRISINGS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC
> Date: June 13, 2020 at 9:50:09 AM EDT
> To: Jai Sen <jai.sen at cacim.net>
> Reply-To: no-reply at zoom.us
> Hi Jai Sen,
> Thank you for attending THE “ARAB SPRING” LIVES ON: UPRISINGS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC. We hope you enjoyed our event.
> Please submit your questions or comments to: j.graham at tni.org <mailto:j.graham at tni.org>.
> The recording of the webinar is now publicly available and shareable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILHcT8wexb0 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILHcT8wexb0>
> Next week on 17 June at 4pm CET, TNI is organising a webinar - Walls Must Fall: Ending the deadly politics of border militarisation - looking at how COVID-19 is intensifying militarised borders and hostility to migrants and ways people worldwide are resisting. You can register here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3615917433179/WN_3B0TEq6oRf6u4ULqomX6ow <https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3615917433179/WN_3B0TEq6oRf6u4ULqomX6ow>
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> We also strongly appreciate donations so we can keep doing these webinars for free and producing the research that can support social movement struggles. www.tni.org/en/support-tni <http://www.tni.org/en/support-tni>
> Kind regards,
> Jess Graham
The Webinar Announcement :
Ten years ago, the Arab uprisings were celebrated as world changing events. The emancipatory experience was so contagious that it inspired people all over the world. Occupiers from London to Wall Street and the Indignados were proud to “Walk like an Egyptian”.
The revolutionary process that has swept North Africa and West Asia, driven by demands for bread, freedom, dignity and social justice, has seen ups and downs, gains and setbacks, which materialized in a liberal democratic transition in Tunisia and bloody counter-revolutions and imperialist interventions in other countries. This led some pundits to pronounce a death sentence on the so-called “Arab Spring”.
A decade on, this protracted revolutionary process is well into the second wave of revolt, triggered by the same features of governance and political economy that shaped the first wave. This time, it started from Sudan in December 2018 and spread to Algeria, Iraq and Lebanon. 2019 saw massive popular movements erupting onto the political stage, demanding radical change and achieving some historical gains. Although these movements find themselves pitted against entrenched authoritarian and counter-revolutionary forces that do everything to crush and bury them, including in times of COVID19, they will not simply pass into history; there are already signs that protests will resume when the pandemic subsides.
This webinar will attempt to shed some light on the political and socio-economic causes that led to these uprisings and on the actors involved, as well as share some insights about future perspectives beyond the pandemic.
Muzan Alneel – Sudanese engineer, political activist and blogger.
Brahim Rouabah – Co-founder of Algerian Solidarity Campaign. PhD candidate in Political Science at CUNY.
Rima Majed – an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University of Beirut (AUB)
Zahra Ali – is a sociologist and feminist based at Rutgers University and author of "Women and Gender in Iraq".
Independent researcher, editor; Senior Fellow at the School of International Development and Globalisation Studies at the University of Ottawa
jai.sen at cacim.net <mailto:jai.sen at cacim.net>
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CURRENT / RECENT publications :
Jai Sen, ed, 2018a – The Movements of Movements, Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance. Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press <http://www.pmpress.org/>
Jai Sen, ed, 2018b – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ? (Indian edition). New Delhi : AuthorsUpfront, in collaboration with OpenWord and PM Press. Hard copy available at MOM1AmazonIN <https://www.amazon.in/dp/9387280101/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522884070&sr=8-2&keywords=movements+of+movements+jai+sen>, MOM1Flipkart <https://www.flipkart.com/the-movements-of-movements/p/itmf3zg7h79ecpgj?pid=9789387280106&lid=LSTBOK9789387280106NBA1CH&marketplace=FLIPKART&srno=s_1_1&otracker=search&fm=SEARCH&iid=ff35b702-e6a8-4423-b014-16c84f6f0092.9789387280106.SEARCH&ppt=Search%20Page>, and MOM1AUpFront <http://www.authorsupfront.com/movements.htm>
Jai Sen, ed, 2017 – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ?. New Delhi : OpenWord and Oakland, CA : PM Press. Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press <http://www.pmpress.org/>
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