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Organising in the time of Covid-19: Big farms make big flu

Organising in the time of Covid-19: Big farms make big flu

Rob Wallace, is author of Big Farms Make Big Flu (Monthly Review Press, 2016). He is an evolutionary biologist and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota. This discussion will look into how viruses such as the new coronavirus get generated. We also discuss the extent to which, …

Forthcoming interviews April 6-12

Forthcoming interviews April 6-12

Monday, April 6 @ 4:00pm GMT+2: Andries du Toit, Director: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of Western Cape. Food in the time of the Coronavirus: Why we should be very, very afraid https://www.plaas.org.za/food-in-the-time-of-the-coronavirus-why-we-should-be-very-very-afraid/ His training is in political theory and in qualitative and anthropological approaches to social science research. He has …

Organising in Cabo Verde in the time of COVID19

Organising in Cabo Verde in the time of COVID19

Today (Saturday April 4, 2020) I spoke with Alexssandro Robalo from Cabo Verde, an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Mauritania & Senegal. It was colonised by the Portuguese and became a major source of wealth from The Atlantic slave trade. As …

Discussion on the sovereign African response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Discussion on the sovereign African response to the Covid-19 pandemic

I spoke with Elimane Kane, Founder and Chairman of LEGS-Africa (www.legs-africa.org), a pan African think tank based in Dakar. Elimane is a Governance and Development analyst and contributor to the Alternative report on Africa (AROA). The Alternative Report on Africa is a structuring initiative for new milestones towards the complete decolonization of our minds, our …

Rinky-Dink Revolution: Moving Beyond Capitalism by Withholding Consent, Creative Constructions, and Creative Destructions

Rinky-Dink Revolution: Moving Beyond Capitalism by Withholding Consent, Creative Constructions, and Creative Destructions

Would you please consider obtaining the pamphlet/ manifesto, Rinky-Dink Revolution: Moving Beyond Capitalism by Withholding Consent, Creative Constructions, and Creative Destructions” and letting your contacts know about it? As you can see, it’s available mostly on a donation basis in several formats from Daraja Press , audiobook, and soon as a Monthly Review Essay (https://mronline.org/category/monthly-review-essays/). …

Organising in the times of Covid19: Nnimmo Bassey on Nigeria

Organising in the times of Covid19: Nnimmo Bassey on Nigeria

TODAY April 2 at 1pm (GMT+1) Nnimmo Bassey is a Nigerian architect, environmentalist activist, author and poet, who chaired Friends of the Earth International from 2008 through 2012 and was Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action for two decades. In 2010, Nnimmo Bassey was named a Laureate of the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2012 …

Uprisings in the time of COVID19: Algeria

Uprisings in the time of COVID19: Algeria

We discuss the impact of the COVID19 epidemic on the Algerian uprisings with Hamza Hamouchene, a London-based Algerian scholar-activist, commentator, researcher, and a founding member of Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC), and Environmental Justice North Africa (EJNA).