[WSMDiscuss] Movement struggles in the virus: new stories of activism from Interface

Laurence Cox Laurence.Cox at mu.ie
Fri May 22 12:27:17 CEST 2020


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/:

  *   María José Ventura Alfaro, Feminist solidarity networks have multiplied since the COVID-19 outbreak in Mexico
  *   John Foran, EcoVista in the quintuple crisis
  *   Angela Chukunzira, Organising under curfew: perspectives from Kenya
  *   Arianna Tassinari, Riccardo Emilio Chesta and Lorenzo Cini, Labour conflicts over health and safety in the Italian Covid-19 crisis
  *   Non Una Di Meno - Roma, Life beyond the pandemic
  *   Silpa Satheesh, The pandemic does not stop the pollution in River Periyar
  *   Donatella della Porta, How progressive social movements can save democracy in pandemic times
  *   Johannah May Black, Sutapa Chattopadhyay and Riley Chisholm, Solidarity in times of social distancing: migrants, mutual aid, and COVID-19

And another 27 pieces from the last month including digital resistance in Iran, a Wuhan-based anti-domestic violence campaign, feminist challenges to tribalism in Pakistan, LGBTQ+ activism in Singapore, civil society struggles in Delhi, domestic workers' struggles in Brazil, NYC movement networks, Brazilian movement struggles (in Portuguese), anti-mining movements in Haiti (in French), movements in Toronto, US strikes, refugee solidarity in the W Balkans, Greek small farmers' resistance, struggles in Spain, a solidarity kitchen in Birmingham, Italian activists' powerlessness, activism for the needy in Germany, gig economy workers' activism in Britain, human rights movement-building, feminist degrowth organising, a study of citizen volunteerism, human rights issues, community supported agriculture in Italy and globally, and indigenous struggles in India during the virus.
More to come - and we're still looking for contributions for our upcoming special issue! Full details at https://www.interfacejournal.net/.

The Irish Buddhist: the Forgotten Monk who Faced Down the British Empire<https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-irish-buddhist-9780190073084?cc=us&lang=en&> with Alicia Turner and Brian Bocking, just out in ebook and hardcopy (30% off with code AAFLYG6)
Social movements in and beyond the COVID-19 crisis: Interface<https://interfacejournal.net/> journal special, always free
Social Movements/Activist Research<https://ceesa-ma.blogspot.com/2019/10/announcing-new-social-movementsactivist.html> book series for Pluto - proposals welcome

Associate professor of sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth
Chercheur associé, Fondation maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris
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