Ensuring people's food, water, energy and health sovereignty Reclaiming democracy and people's sovereignty from below Defending the commons and respecting nature Asserting women´s rights and self-determination Respecting culture, spirituality and diversity of learning... Building economies based on solidarity and decent work Youth
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Reclaiming democracy and people's sovereignty from below

This Special Forum of Globalizations co-edited by Nora McKeon and Gonzalo Berrón grows from a collective effort to assess the deep changes underway in the world in a dialogue between specific struggles on the ground to defend rights and territories and the dynamics of the global trends that impact on them all. Behind what can look like fragmented battles and constructions, we ...
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This workshop, organized by the People´s Sovereignty network, aims at sharing the experiences of social movement and civil society activists from different regions of the world who are struggling to defend their rights and sovereignty over their territories and lives. All over the world, financial capitalism and extractivism are appropriating land as if it was nothing more than a commodity, ...
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Barry Gills, professor of Development Studies at the University of Helsinki, founding editor of Globalizations and member of the People's Sovereignty Network talks to XR Finland about radicalism, world systems and deep restoration. XR Finland's new interview series Rethinking is about looking into the future and rethinking the responses to current climate and ecological crises with interesting ...
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More and more people and communities all around the world are now painfully aware of the devastating reality that the COVID-19 pandemic accentuated — INEQUALITY. The disparities between the rich and the poor have become more pronounced that it begs each and every one of us to address it. While we are faced with these realities, we ask this question: Will we go back to this when this is ...
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In this powerful interview, Francisco Hamlet Estrada, Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico, member of the executive commission of the National Union of Autonomous Regional Peasant Organizations, part of La Via Campesina, details the interconnection between the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), social decomposition in rural areas and endemic violence in contemporary Mexico. And in doing ...
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Tchenna Maso, lawyer and activist of the Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (Peoples Affected by Dams) (MAB), member of La Via Campesina, is interviewed here by Paco Estrada, from UNORCA-Mexico, about the delicate Brazilian political situation in the context of the global dispute for energy, mineral and food resources. According to Tchenna, we need a change in the development model and "to ...
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Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been betrayed by the US, giving the Turkish state a green light to carry out atrocities in Northern Syria, writes Amber Huff and Patrick Huff in the article published by the Red Pepper.The military alliance between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Northeastern Syria and Washington was always one of mutual desperation. The US ...
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This article, written by Baba Aye, one of the members of the People's Sovereignty Network, shows and explains from a close point of view the current situation of democracy in Nigeria. The article was published on December 9th, 2019, as a follow up to another one published in June to discuss the February/March elections.Authoritarian Democracy and Radical Resistance in NigeriaIn our article for ...
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The trade union leader Josua Mata, from SENTRO (Co-operative and Progressive Workers' Center), Manila, Philippines, shares in this interview the historical resistance of Filipino workers against the “contractualization” or the so-called “endo” – end of employment. Josua shows peoples’ resistance to the Duterte´s “war on drugs” - the notorious ...
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Algeria is going through a revolutionary phase. The mass-scale uprising that started in February 2019 has been sustained for more than a year now and is showing an incredible resilience and soumoud (steadfastness in Arabic). Hundreds of thousands are still in the streets, joining huge weekly protests every Tuesday and Friday (and recently some Saturdays and Sundays), demanding radical ...
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This workshop, organized by the People´s Sovereignty network, aims at sharing the experiences of social movement and civil society activists from different regions of the world who are struggling to defend their rights and sovereignty over their territories and lives. All over the world, financial capitalism and extractivism are appropriating land as if it was nothing more than a commodity, a mere ...
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The present text is the result of a collective process of analysis, dialogue, and editing based on the second meeting of the Global Working Group Beyond Development in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, and in Nabón County, in Azuay province, in May 2017. It represents an effort to understand the historical moment our world is living through, its patterns of domination and the tendencies, ...
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The American news media, over the last couple of decades, typically shows a very dualistic image of the Kurdish people. They are either ruthless fighters (whether US allies or “terrorists”), or victims of brutal genocide (at the hand of Saddam Hussein, in 1988). It takes some digging beyond recent journalism to unearth the story of the Kurds, since history is sadly ...
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Neoliberal globalization has opened the doors for the savage exploitation of the world by the big economic powers. Megaprojects, agribusiness and militarization, among other processes, express a patriarchal, neoliberal and racist system that amounts to an assault on life as such. As a result, peoples’ rights have been systematically violated, the Earth and its resources destroyed, pillaged ...
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