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

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.

The role of pandemics and climate in the crisis of civilization

, by MASSIAH Gus

Based on the reading of Kyle Harper’s book on the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the text offers free reflections in these uncertain times.

The reflection focuses on the loss of resilience and the fall of the American Empire, as well as the shift of the centre of the world and the rise of Asia. This places the overcoming of capitalism on the horizon, which also leads us to revisit the understanding of transitions between civilizations and to resit the collapse as a passage to the emergence of new civilizations.

Policies of non-acceptance of migrants in Tunisia

, by FTDES, Migreurop

This report is the result of fieldwork carried out between October 2019 and December 2019 in partnership with the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights and the Euro-African network Migreurop. During this mission, 90 interviews were conducted with migrants, representatives of local and international NGOs, researchers, activists, lawyers, journalists and institutional actors at both national and local levels.

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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.

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.

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