[WSMDiscuss] Social movements in the virus: new stories of struggle from Interface

Laurence Cox Laurence.Cox at mu.ie
Fri May 29 11:01:15 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/:

  *   Clara Thompson, #FightEveryCrisis: re-framing the climate movement in times of a pandemic
  *   Kerman Calvo and Ester Bejerano, Music, solidarity and balconies in Spain
  *   Micha Fiedlschuster and Leon Rosa Reichle, Solidarity forever? Performing mutual aid in Leipzig, Germany

There are another 35 pieces from the last six weeks including feminist solidarity in Mexico, alternative communities, organising in Kenya, labour conflicts in Italy, feminist challenges to the politics of reproduction, resisting pollution in India, defending democracy in a pandemic, migrant struggles around the world, 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 working on our upcoming special issue! Full details at https://www.interfacejournal.net/ or follow us on Twitter at @Interface_Journ.

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
Research consultant, The Field Centre, Gloucestershire

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