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Fanonian revolutionary practice and Fanonian psychotherapeutic practice

Fanonian revolutionary practice and Fanonian psychotherapeutic practice

Helen Neville and Lou turner just published on Fanonian psychotherapy, “Frantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work: Practicing Internationally with Marginalized Communities” (2020). It’s the first collection of its kind to situate, actually push, Fanon into disciplines, professions, and practices of psychology. The case studies are powerful. Recognizing Frantz Fanon’s remarkable legacy to applied mental …

The Politics of Love and Rebellion

The Politics of Love and Rebellion

We ask, is rebellion an expression of the fundamental nature of humans that seek freedom and emancipation, and ways of defining and inventing what it means to be human? Discussants include: * Margo Okazawa-Rey – Prof Emeritta at San Fransico State University * Roberto D Hernández – Associate Prof of Chicano and Chicano Studies at …

Brazil: Rise of fascism in the time of Covid-19

Brazil: Rise of fascism in the time of Covid-19

Dr. Alexandra Gabbard is a Ph.D. professor of English Literature, my research focuses on the cross-cultural fields of Cultural Studies, Queer Theory, Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Posthumanist Theory, New Materialisms, Body Politics and Psychoanalytical Theory. Having obtained a PhD degree in Contemporary Politics and Literatures in 2017, the main corpus of my research approached perspectives …

What does COVID-19 look like in Sierra Leone, a country that has successfully dealt with ebola?

What does COVID-19 look like in Sierra Leone, a country that has successfully dealt with ebola?

Gwendolyn Schulman of AMANDLA.ca talks to Ismail Rashid about COVID-19 in Sierra Leone, and how Sierra Leoneans’ experience with Ebola has shaped their response to this pandemic. Ismail Rashid grew up in Freetown, Sierra Leone and has been teaching history at Vassar College since 1998. His many publications include Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political …

A TALE OF ARRESTS AND TESTS... Covid in Bulawayo and Rural Matabeleland

A TALE OF ARRESTS AND TESTS… Covid in Bulawayo and Rural Matabeleland

I interview an activist from UKUTHULA TRUST to discuss the conditions in Bulawayo and rural Matabeleland in Zimbabwe Summary of Main Findings Indefinite lockdown started on Level 2 on 4 May 2020, in a context in which Zimbabwe has not reached the WHO standards for lifting of lockdown. Regionally, there are increasing concerns about whether …

People’s Strike – 1 July: Part 2

All times are EDT (UTC-5) 1:25 – 2:30 BLACK & BROWN UNITE AND FIGHT with Johanna Fernandez 2:30 – 4:30 BLACK LIBERATION UPRISINGS and INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY & STRUGGLE: Frieda Afary 4:30 – 5:20 COVID Update: Firoze Manji with Rob Wallace & Antoine Johnson 5:25 – 6:00 PEOPLE’S STRIKE SUMMARY: Kali Akuno

People's Strike - 1 July: Part 1

People’s Strike – 1 July: Part 1

Times show below are all EDT (UTC-5) 9:00 – 9:20 Intro: Rose Brewer 9:25 – 10:30 BLACK FARMERS and BLACK ECOLOGIES: JT Roane 10:30 – 12:30 UPRISINGS UPDATES: Holden Cession and Firoze Manji 12:45- 1:20 Labor: INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE and WAREHOUSE UNION with Clarence Thomas

Gas in Mozambique a windfall for the industry, a curse for the country

Gas in Mozambique a windfall for the industry, a curse for the country

I speak with Anabela Lemos about the recent report about France thrustiing Mozambique into the fossil fuel trap. Anabela Lemos is an environmental justice activist and founding member of JA! Justiça Ambiental (founded in 2004), and has been the Board Director since then. She also was a founding member of Mozambique’s first environmental organization, Livaningo, …

Food security in the time of Covid-19

Food security in the time of Covid-19

Gisèle is Executive Director of Food Secure Canada and has 20 years of leadership experience in knowledge organizations having served as a not-for-profit and federal government executive including Vice-President of Research and Partnerships at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Gisèle brings a deep food systems lens to her work and started working on …

Black lives, black deaths and health workers in the time of Covid

Black lives, black deaths and health workers in the time of Covid

Baba Aye is the Health and Social Sector policy officer of Public Services International (PSI) and Vice President of Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2). He worked for two decades in the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) before leaving as Deputy General Secretary to join PSI. He was also the pioneering Coordinating Secretary …

Threats, evictions and resistance - Nairobi

Threats, evictions and resistance – Nairobi

I speak with Nyarari Ya Mumbi & Ruth Mumbi Nyarari is a Broadcast Journalist, an economic rights activist, Communication officer at Kenya Tuitakayo Movement, Co-Convener and Media Relations Person – Grassroots Women Initiative Network – Kenya and Co-Convener The Red Vests Movement Kenya. Mother and General Kayole Command Base. Ruth Mumbi is a community organizer …

Adrian Harewood: Perspectives from the media

Adrian Harewood: Perspectives from the media

Adrian is co-host of CBC News Ottawa. Harewood attended elementary and high school at Ashbury College, and was involved in community radio at CKCU (Carleton University) and CHUO (University of Ottawa). He has been a guest host on national CBC programs such as As it Happens, Sounds Like Canada and The Current. Before coming to …

Creativity, resilience, power and vulnerability in the time of Covid

Creativity, resilience, power and vulnerability in the time of Covid

Within an interdisciplinary practice of painting, sculpture, installation, film making, and performance art, Nikesha Breeze investigates the interrelationality and resilience of the black and queer body in relationship to power, vulnerability, the sacred, and the ancestral. Her work is deeply ritual and process based, often employing her entire physical body into the action of her …

Lou Turner: Fanon and Black Lives

Lou Turner: Fanon and Black Lives

Lou Turner is Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois (UIUC), and former Academic Advisor and Curriculum Coordinator, Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois (2008-2017). Previously, he was Assistant Professor of sociology, for 14 years, at North Central College, in Naperville, Illinois where he …

Big data, big surveillance and industrial agriculture

Big data, big surveillance and industrial agriculture

Elenita (Neth) Daño and Jim Thomas are the current co-Executive Directors of the ETC Group . ETC Group is small independent  international research and advocacy collective that tracks the impacts of emerging technologies and  corporate concentration on the rights of marginalised peoples, on food systems, biodiversity and traditional communities. In the context of Covid19 ETC …

Sunny Omwenyeke: Refugees and migrants in Germany in the time of COVID19

Sunny Omwenyeke: Refugees and migrants in Germany in the time of COVID19

Dr. Sunny Omwenyeke is a human rights activist and a veteran of the refugee movement in Germany. Formerly the Coordinator of the Regional Asylum Activism, West midlands/UK, he founded the Bremen Solidarity Centre (BreSoC) e.V. and “Together We Are Bremen (TWAB)”; a local self organised and refugee advocacy group. He studied International Relations and Global …

COVID-19 and Patriarchy in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

COVID-19 and Patriarchy in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Salimah Valiani In an effort to shed light on the vital but undervalued labour of predominantly female health professionals, the World Health Organisation named 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. It is an irony and sickening reality that 2020 turned out to be the year when nurses and other health workers would …

June Barrett: We dream in Black: National Domestic Workers Alliance

June Barrett: We dream in Black: National Domestic Workers Alliance

June Barrett is a home care worker, organizer, and leader with the We Dream in Black program of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, as well as the Miami Workers Center. She is a queer, Jamaican immigrant, who has done domestic work in the United States for over 19 years. She is one of the 2019 …