State violence, gender and the Kurdish Women’s movement

State violence, gender and the Kurdish Women’s movement

Ozlem Goner is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Staten Island. She earned degrees in Political Science and Sociology from Bogazici University, Turkey and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her work on memory and historicity; political economy and environment; and outsider identities has been […]

Lewis Gordon on engaging with Fanon

Lewis Gordon on engaging with Fanon

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.” Frantz Fanon Lewis Gordon is one of the greatest philosophers not our times. He is based at the University of Connecticut and works in the areas of Africana philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, social and political theory, postcolonial thought, theories of race […]

Perspective of the Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) on Covid

Perspective of the Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) on Covid

I will be speaking with Mavis A. Koogotsitse, Executive Secretary of SATUCC. The Southern Africa Coordination Council (SATUCC) is a regional trade union organization representing all major trade union federations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). SATUCC was established in  March 1983 in Gaborone, Botswana soon after the formation of the Southern Africa Coordination […]

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.

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 […]