Intercoll Presentation

Intercoll is an open space for the development and confrontation of social and citizen movements. It is run by individuals linked to those movements, and by anyone who is involved in social struggles and mobilizations. Intercoll aims to contribute to the gradual emergence of a new "international collective intellectual" from the reflection of movements and networks of research and public education related to them.
Intercoll aims to create an international and multicultural space. The website operates in six languages. The articles will all offer a brief summary of ten ligns in the 6 different languages. Seven steps will be implemented:

  • The wall of questionings that will arise or should be asked by the social movements.
  • Partner websites from several regions and on several themes.
  • Working groups on proposed and selected themes.
  • Mobilizations and citizen actions proposed by our partners.
  • An ongoing survey on the social movements’ strategy.
  • Texts published by other websites and selected by Intercoll for their interesting perspective.
  • Events, seminars, conferences, various events in which Intercoll takes part.

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Latest publications

  • Partners VECAM

    Partners | , by VECAM

    Vecam is an association created in 1995, at the initiative of Jacques Robin and Véronique Kleck. Anticipating that information, cultural productions and knowledge would be increasingly digitized, that all the forces structuring human societies would be concerned, the founders of Vecam wanted (...)

  • Mobilization Jai Jagat 2020

    Jai Jagat | , by Jai Jagat

    Thousands of marchers committed to nonviolent change all over the World will march from India, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, Mali, Senegal, Spain and other countries to Geneva (Switzerland).

    The people that are given prominence in the Jai Jagat campaign are from the bottom of the socio-economic hierarchy: Indigenous communities, Socially discriminated groups; Small farmers and landless communities; Refugees and those from conflict areas; and Ecologically displaced persons.

  • Mobilization What big transition?

    The Great Transition | , by Pierre Beaudet, Plateforme altermondialiste

    This Thursday, May 17 opens in Montreal the "Great Transition", a rather exceptional event that awaits more than 1000 people.

    For this meeting, the idea of "transition" becomes a process, an obstinate and daily struggle and at the same time a set of "pre-figurative" experiments. Hence the strong desire to create movements and parties that are tools of emancipation, not levers to allow "managers and skilled" to take the place of others. Hence the need to bring to the forefront and give voice to the invisible and inaudible of history, women, natives, refugees, the damned of the earth of all kinds to begin with this huge "precariat" , especially young, especially female. Hence the need to rethink the economy out of the shackles of false growth and false progress, by restoring another relationship with Pachamama, which requires not to consider it as a "resource".

Elsewhere on the web

  • Strategic Imagination and Party - "The Struggle, Law of Life"

    , by Josep Maria Antentas

    From the experience of Podemos and the resumption of the strategic debate following various political and social experiences, Josep Maria Antentas gives some strategic leads about the role of the political parties, their relations with the social movements, the problems of time and space posed to politics, democracy, or the intertwining of life, everyday reality and activism.

  • François Houtart: A sociology of liberation

    , by Geoffrey Pleyers

    François Houtart died in June 2016, leaving a considerable work and a legacy for interpreters and researchers who want to bring their contribution to a more just and cohesive world. This article analyzes the fundamental principles of his work and his contributions to contemporary social sciences.

  • In defense of Venezuela

    , by DE SOUSA SANTOS Boaventura

    Venezuela has been undergoing one of the most difficult moments of her history. I have been following the Bolivarian Revolution from its beginning with critical attention and solidarity. Venezuela´s social conquests of the past two decades cannot be disputed. You just have to consult the 2016 UN (...)

  • The Left and Venezuela – "If the diagnosis of a reactionary coup is correct, the position of the left should not give rise to disagreements"

    , by Claudio Katz

    The media keep silent about the violence of the Venezuelan opposition and the prevailing repression by the right-wing governments of Latin America. The Right’s strategy of an institutional coup faces serious limits, but the Left must address this new threat, supporting anti-imperialist decisions and making a distinction between the capitalist boycott and the government’s ineffectiveness.

    Adhering to social-democratic standards, the post-progressive “critical left” objects to Chavismo, dismissing the danger of a coup, and mistakenly identifying authoritarianism as the main danger. The dogmatists overlook the main enemy and converge with the conservatives or slip toward passive neutrality.

    The Right only wants elections it is sure it will win. In these very adverse conditions, the Constituent Assembly re-opens opportunities and points to a re-encounter with radical intellectual thought.


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