social and citizen movement

27 articles

  • Algeria: Hirak, a long-lasting movement

    , by Plateforme altermondialiste, Saïd Djaafer

    A few weeks before 22 February, when the regime has plugged the "hole" in the presidency, writings are already decreeing the "failure" of the Hirak, which is accused of having been too "radical" or not radical enough, of having refused to "negotiate", of not having "structured" itself, of not having "representatives". Others point to the lack of "ideological purity" of a movement that includes a fairly wide range of the country’s ideological and political currents.

    Those in a hurry to decree the failure of Hirak are often the ones looking for the "invisible" hands pulling the strings. But by dint of being shaped by a perverse system, one ends up not seeing what is visible: a society that has set itself in motion to reappropriate a state that has been privatized for too long to the benefit of small groups and to the detriment of the majority. This movement is invaluable and it will not stop.

  • The collapse has begun. It is political

    , by Alain Bertho

    As revolts erupt all over the world, governing today is more and more like waging an open or covert war against the uprisings of peoples and living beings, to maintain at all costs an increasingly discredited order. Anthropologist Alain Bertho returns here for Terrestres on this "crisis of governmentality" and on the long sequence of related revolts that caused it.

  • Intercoll dossier: Social movements in Hong Kong

    , by Coline Proy

    Since March 2019, Hong Kong has been the site of a series of demonstrations opposing citizens, the local administration and the Chinese mainland state.

    As part of the program Exchanges and Partnerships, an Intercoll volunteer was able to observe the events on site and prepare a dossier containing ten articles in French and English on the subject.