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

Chile: the triumph of pinochetism and the crossroads of the Left

, by Pablo Abufom

In the referendum held on September 4, 2022, 62% of the Chilean population rejected the draft for a new constitution that had been drawn up by the exceptionally democratic Constitutional Convention over the course of 2021 and 2022. On December 15 of the same year, the parties represented in (...)

Bangladesh: Crisis of Identity, Consolidation of Power

, by Nafis H

In the latest iteration of the Bengali vs Muslim identity debate, a Supreme Court lawyer served a legal notice on April 9, 2023 to Bangladeshi authorities to prohibit the Mongol Shobhajatra – the iconic procession for Bengali New Year (Noboborsho) – from taking place as part of the celebrations (...)

The Convention on the Right to Development on the right track

, by CETIM

Geneva, May 31st – From 15 to 19 May 2023, the 24th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development was held in Geneva to examine the second revised draft convention on this right. The CETIM took an active part in the debates.

Sandinista and Zapatista Cooperatives: Two Ideas of Socialism

, by Bernard Duterme

Between the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) of the Nicaraguan revolution and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) of the Chiapas rebellion, there are many similarities and differences. At the heart of these two socialist experiences, cooperative forms play a key role, (...)

An Ecological and Democratic Social Movement

, by MASSIAH Gus

In 2023, France has entered a new period of social and political crisis. The crisis has highlighted the social, ecological and democratic contradictions. The mobilizations are significant. The social movement against the pension reform is continuing. The ecological protest has become more (...)

Far Right Extremism: The Perfect Storm

, by Maya Mirchandani

Rampant populism, identity politics, widespread disinformation, xenophobia and Islamophobia that fuel growing far right extremist violence around the world have created one of the most complex security challenges in recent years. The US considers white supremacist violent extremism a major (...)

Multipolarity, the Mantra of Authoritarianism

, by Kavita Krishnan

The Left’s advocacy for ’multipolarity’ against a US-led unipolar order has, in effect, defended authoritarianism across the world. The Left must reflect on how its language enables such regimes.
Multipolarity is the compass orienting the Left’s understanding of international relations. All (...)

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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.

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.

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