Farmer organising in Indonesia and the orgins of coronavirus

Farmer organising in Indonesia and the orgins of coronavirus

Kartini Samon is GRAIN Asia regional staff, she’s responsible for conducting independent research and movement buildings to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. Kartini has nutritionist and rural development backgrounds, and actively involved with farmers and rural movements in her country, Indonesia.

Gender and racism in the time of Covid-19

Gender and racism in the time of Covid-19

Amrit Wilson, author of Finding a Voice: Asian Women in Britain published by Daraja Press, is a writer and activist on issues of race and gender in Britain and South Asian politics. She is a founder member of South Asia Solidarity Group and the Freedom Without Fear Platform, and board member of Imkaan, a Black, […]

What COVID-19 tells us about racial capitalism

What COVID-19 tells us about racial capitalism

Joshua Sealy-Harrington is a doctoral candidate at Columbia Law School and lawyer at Power Law. His research interrogates the complex relationships amongst law, identity, and sexuality, while his practice explores the intersection of these relationships with public, constitutional, and criminal law. In practice, Joshua has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court […]

Unearthing justice in the time of COVID-19

Unearthing justice in the time of COVID-19

I speak to Joan Kuyek, a community-focused mining analyst and organizer living in Ottawa. She was the founding National Coordinator of MiningWatch Canada from 1999-2009 and continues to do work for MiningWatch and for a number of communities affected by mining. She recently published a book Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the […]

Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic

Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic

I speak with Asad Rehman about climate justice, the importance of internationalism, and Organising in the time of Covid-19 Asad Rehman is the executive director of the radical anti-poverty and social justice charity War on Want, working to achieve a vision of a just world, through their mission to fight against the root causes of […]

Covid19 and popular struggles of Syria

Covid19 and popular struggles of Syria

I speak with Yasser Munif. He is a Sociology Assistant Professor in the institute for Liberal Arts at Emerson College where he teaches courses about social movements, the Arab uprisings, gender in the middle east, and the history of racism. He is the author of “The Syrian Revolution: between the politics of life and the […]

Love in the time of Babel and Covid-19

Love in the time of Babel and Covid-19

I will be discussing with Dalit poet Chandramohan S his new book – Love after Babel, published by Daraja Press https://darajapress.com/publication/love-after-babel-and-other-poems. This comes out at a time of the Covid19 crisis in which Dalit people, long exploited and oppressed, face serious threats in India. We will be speaking to Chandramohan in Trivandrum.

Cuba’s internationalism and domestic challenges

Cuba’s internationalism and domestic challenges

Consistent with the island’s history of medical internationalism, Cuba has sent medical brigades to many countries to combat the virus. A brigade of 52 doctors and nurses was sent to Lombardi, Italy—the hardest hit region in the hardest hit country at the time. The Cuban government has dispatched hundreds of doctors and medical personnel to […]

I AM BLACK — Call for proposals

I AM BLACK — Call for proposals

There is a moment that made you realize that the colour of your skin has given you an identity. You are not just Canadian, or Haitian Canadian, Nigerian Canadian and so forth – you are Black. Blackness is a mental space. Blackness is a geographical location. Blackness is history. Blackness is a societal construct that […]

Haiti in the time of Covid-19

Haiti in the time of Covid-19

I speak to Joël E. Vorbe from Haiti. He is a member of the National Council for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (CONARHAN), an entity which reflects on the problem of people living with disabilities in order to make proposals for public policies to improve their living conditions. This fan of Fidel Castro, of Nelson […]

Covid19 and the debt crisis

Covid19 and the debt crisis

Nick Dearden talks about a debt jubilee. As director, Nick Dearden manages the staff team and resources on behalf of Global Justice Now’s members. He is also the public face of the organisation. Nick started his career at War on Want where he became a senior campaigner. He went on to be corporates campaign manager […]