Elsewhere on the web

The section « Elsewhere on the web » proposes each month, one or two texts selected according to their interest in supplying the general debate on the situation and the alternatives from the perspective of social movements. A link to the first publication website will be posted on each article. This section is supplemented by texts proposed by partner sites, not exceeding one or two texts per site and per month.

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Publications selected by Intercoll

Guich Oudaya: Does securitisation guarantee the right toproperty in Morocco?

, by Amine Belghazi, Mohamed Sammouni, Mupresse

The Oudaya Gulch lands have been titled and registered in the name of the Oudaya Gulch community, which gives them final and unassailable status. However, in defiance of all applicable laws and decrees on the subject, these lands have for several decades been subject to predation in which the administrative, economic and political spheres have been incestuously intertwined, making Bouazza and thousands of other descendants of the guich orphans of their land.

The Great Lockdown hits the Third World hard

, by Gilbert Achcar, Le Monde diplomatique

With the Covid-19 pandemic, the planet is experiencing its worst economic crisis since the inter-war period. Explosion of unemployment, food insecurity, school dropout...: if the effects of the "great lockdown" are felt everywhere, they are multiplied in poor countries, where the informal sector, by definition devoid of social protection, holds a preponderant place.

The First Decade of the Arab Revolutionary Process

, by Gilbert Achcar

Ten years ago, a young street vendor in Tunisia caused a political storm that would quickly spread throughout the Arab-speaking region in what is known as "the Arab Spring". Social eruptions and political protests continued to occur in country after country, and from region to region within the same country.

Declare Poverty Illegal

, by MESTRUM Francine

On this 17th of October, International Day for Poor People, noble and well-intentioned beautiful declarations will be made to honour people rendered and living in poverty. However, if we want to help them, we need to go and look at the winners and tax them. And change the system.

Big Brother may keep watching us forever

, by EuroMed Rights, Messaoud ROMDHANI

Facing a global health crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on people, governments have resorted to restrictive measures including state of emergency, social distancing and the use of advanced technological tools. While these measures seem to be vital in avoiding the spread of (...)

They continue to kill our children!

, by Autres Brésils, Debora Maria da Silva

In this text, Débora Maria da Silva - founding member of the Movimento Independente Mães de Maio - looks back on the 14th anniversary of the May Crimes in Brazil, the police violence, the denial of democracy to the black population and the murderous management of the health crisis triggered by the arrival of Covid-19 in Brazil.

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Guich Oudaya: Does securitisation guarantee the right toproperty in Morocco?

, by Amine Belghazi, Mohamed Sammouni, Mupresse

The Oudaya Gulch lands have been titled and registered in the name of the Oudaya Gulch community, which gives them final and unassailable status. However, in defiance of all applicable laws and decrees on the subject, these lands have for several decades been subject to predation in which the administrative, economic and political spheres have been incestuously intertwined, making Bouazza and thousands of other descendants of the guich orphans of their land.

What does "China’s One Belt, One Road" might means for the environment ?

, by Globalization Monitor

China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) seeks to develop cooperation, trade and infrastructure networks between Asia, Africa and Europe through the creation of a Silk Road Economic Belt and a Maritime Silk Road.
While many governments and businesses have seemingly welcomed the policy significant concerns need to be raised about what OBOR might mean for the environment.

Covid-19: Likely financial conflagrations to come

, by Comité pour l’abolition des dettes illégitimes (CADTM), Eric Toussaint

The coronavirus pandemic will have lasting and dramatic consequences on people’s living conditions. This is the first international crisis with such general and far-reaching effects all over the world within such a short lapse of time. More will be affected than in the Second World War, not in terms of the death toll, which fortunately will be much lower, but in terms of the simultaneity of the crisis worldwide and the kind of measures implemented by governments.

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