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Watch the roundtable presenting Passerelle Collection’s n°22

"Democracies Under Pressure. Authoritarianism, Repression, Struggles"

You can watch here the roundtable discussing the latest issue of Passerelle Collection Democracies Under Pressure. Authoritarianism, Repression, Struggles, which was held online on Wednesday, May 19th 2021 on ritimo’s PeerTube account.

, by MASSIAH Gustave

Getting out of neoliberalism

Neoliberalism is in crisis but still dominating. Position concerning neoliberalism plays a major political role. We could confirm it recently in all countries of Maghreb and Machrek. After 2011, the new cycle of struggles and revolutions has offered and is still offering great hopes. They (...)

The People’s Social Forum: Coming in 2014

Le Forum Social des Peuples (Canada, 2014)

Résumé en français : Retour sur l’énorme succès du premier rassemblement pour l’organisation du Forum social des Peuples du Canada qui aura lieu en 2014. Ce weekend préparatoire s’est tenu les 26 et 27 janvier à l’Université d’Ottawa et réunissait des représentants de la société civile québécoise, (...)

, by Mapping the commons

Mapping the Commons of Athens and Istanbul

Cartographier les Communs d’Athènes et Istanbul

Face aux politiques néolibérales, quel rôle les Communs peuvent-ils jouer ? Des citoyens en Grèce d’abord puis à Istanbul ont décidé d’explorer cette question en cartographiant les Communs. Les cartes en ligne et les vidéos rendent visibles les expériences qui soutiennent la vie quotidienne des gens, à (...)

, by MASSIAH Gustave

The Future of the International Council of World Social Forum

I would like to give here my general assessment of the International Council (IC) question, and its renewal. I am also available to meet with any of the working subgroups depending on their progress and the level of demand.
The preparation of the 2013 WSF will determine the future of the (...)

, by MASSIAH Gustave

Reflections on the European Social Movement

For several years we have been faced with the need to build a European Social Movement, with all its challenges. The European Social Forums were, for a while, an expression of this dynamic. But we must admit that this dynamic is now faltering, due to the changing situation of Europe and in (...)

, by CIP Americas Program

Mexico’s Movement for Real Democracy

By Laura Carlsen

"We are the children of the ideals you couldn’t kill.”
A young woman carried the hand-lettered sign as she marched with tens of thousands of people in Mexico City last July 22. Twenty-something, with long black hair and jeans, her message captures the spirit and sense of history of Mexico’s new (...)

, by Infochange

Profiting from the needy

By Samir Nazareth

Samir Nazareth questions cause-related marketing which extends a corporation’s markets – for water purification sachets or sanitary napkins — in the guise of providing essential services to the poor.
In Bhopal, Unilever and Population Services International (PSI) are sensitising citizens to the (...)

, by LINKS

The Syrian revolt enters a new phase

By Richard Seymour

As Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad flees the capital, the armed segments of the revolution appear to be inflicting blows on sections of the security apparatus and taking over major cities: the revolution is turning a corner. Robert Fisk reports that a crucial dynamic now is the fracturing of an (...)

, by LINKS

Quebec: Huge protest backs students

By Roger Annis

Quebec’s student movement, and the swelling ranks of its popular allies, staged a huge rally and march in Montreal on May 22. The march supported the students’ fight for free, quality public education and rejected government repression. Estimates by some mainstream news outlets and by many (...)

, by Common Dreams

Media Get Bored With Occupy and Inequality

By John Knefel

Class issues fade along with protest coverage
Occupy Wall Street is rightly credited with helping to shift the economic debate in America from a fixation on deficits to issues of income inequality, corporate greed and the centralization of wealth among the richest 1 percent. The movement has (...)

OCCUPY RIO!

This document was a collaborative effort by Alliance for Democracy, Council of Canadians, Earth Law Center, Food & Water Watch, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy and the International Indian Treaty Council.
The Road to Rio+20: Why You Should Care and What You Can Do
From June (...)

, by Frontline

Arab Spring and the social media

By Sashi Kumar

The buzz generated online at momentous junctures, such as the uprisings in the Arab world, is certainly more than mere static.
[...] The nature and scope of the agency of the social media in the Arab Spring are, given the continuing flux in the region, a developing story. But the reading in (...)

, by Forum for a new World Governance (FnWG)

A new historical moment ?

By Nicola Bullard

We are facing a cynical response from the elites concerning the ecological and economic crises. What is being sold to us as green economy is nothing but an attempt to have a new round of expansion of capitalism. It is an extension of neoliberalism, a new green Washington consensus, attempting (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

Reclaiming ’common sense’: new pamphlet is a rallying cry to the 99%

By Guy Aitchison

Today marks the launch of OurKingdom’s version of ‘Common Sense’, a new ebook by Dan Hind about the Occupy movement and deliberative politics. We are publishing the pamphlet in partnership with Myriad Editions and the New Left Project ↑ , who have brought out their own editions. Below, Guy (...)

, by Infochange

Teaching peace: Civil society peace education programmes in South Asia

By Anupama Srinivasan

Several peace education programmes across South Asia, from the Peace Museum in Karachi to the Sita School near Bangalore, are initiating processes that incorporate ideas of peace and non-violence. But they are fighting for space within the mainstream education system and tend to be confined to (...)

Slow Finance

Why Investment Miles Matter

By Gervais Williams, Bloomsbury Publishing, 208 pages
Gervais Williams explains why investment miles matter. His new book Slow Finance anticipates a forthcoming change in public attitude to the financial sector. Just as the Slow Food movement represents a reaction to the food industry losing (...)