[WSMDiscuss] Mayday stories of social movements in the virus: new Interface short pieces

Laurence Cox Laurence.Cox at mu.ie
Fri May 1 11:42:28 CEST 2020

Happy Mayday!

Interface journal is publishing short pieces about social movements' struggles around the COVID-19 crisis, so we can learn from what each other is doing, find inspiration and hope, and think about the longer term.

We've just uploaded this week's batch of pieces at https://www.interfacejournal.net/:

  *   Hongwei Bao, "Anti-domestic violence little vaccine": a Wuhan-based feminist activist campaign during COVID-19
  *   Ayaz Ahmed Siddiqui, Aurat march: a threat to mainstream tribalism in Pakistan
  *   Miguel A. Martínez, Mutating mobilisations during the pandemic crisis in Spain
  *   Sergio Ruiz Cayuela, Organising a solidarity kitchen: reflections from Cooperation Birmingham
  *   Dagmar Diesner, Self-governance food system before and during the Covid-crisis on the example of CampiAperti, Bologna, Italy
  *   Neto Holanda e Valesca Lima, Movimentos e ações político-culturais do Brasil em tempos de pandemia do Covid-19
  *   Susan Paulson, Giacomo d'Alisa, Federico Demaria and Giorgios Kallis with Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance, From pandemic towards care-full degrowth
  *   Roger Spear, Gulcin Erdi, Marla A. Parker, Maria Anastasiadis, Innovations in citizen response to crises: volunteerism and social mobilization during COVID-19

Our last two weeks' pieces include LGBTQ+ activism in Singapore, civil society struggles in Delhi, anti-mining movements in Haiti (in French), movements in Toronto, US strikes, Italian activists' powerlessness, activism for the needy in Germany, gig economy workers' activism in Britain, human rights issues, community supported activism and indigenous struggles in the virus.
More to come - and we're still looking for stories! Full details at https://www.interfacejournal.net/.
Please share on your networks.

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Social movements in and beyond the COVID-19 crisis: Interface<https://interfacejournal.net/> journal special, always free
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Chercheur associé, Fondation maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris
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