OpenSpace

Similar to a traditional blog but informed by the sensibilities and aspirations of the OpenSpace model of the World Social Forum process, this page curates reflections from the Movements of Movements project. We will soon add functionality for users to register and post comments.

Luchas y alternativas para una economía feminista emancipatoria - Comentarios sobre ponencia de Silvia Federici

13 August 2020 – Gina Vargas
Seminario Internacional, Asunción, 28 y 29 de noviembre de 2017[download PDF version with notes]Muchas gracias Silvia, por este acercamiento a tu tan enriquecedora reflexión. Hoy, las miradas tuyas, que son de muchas formas pioneras y nutrientes, se entrelazan...
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The Pandemic is a battlefield. Social movements in the COVID-19 lockdown

10 August 2020 – Geoffrey Pleyers
This article examines ways in which social movements have been impacted and responded in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March and May 2020, lockdown measures put a halt to mass protests for democracy, and the virus spread became the only political focus and news...
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Concrete, Close and Strategic Dialogue with One Another

31 July 2020 – Matt Meyer
Remarks, July 24 WebinarPhysics teaches us that the concepts of space and time are more mutable, fluid, bendable than we typically understand them to be. As noted astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson challenged US citizens in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Will people...
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Defund the Police: Reclaim our imaginations

24 July 2020 – Michal Osterweil
Notes on Pandemic VIIJune 21,...
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Healing Our Collective Trauma and Reclaiming Our Power

24 July 2020 – Michal Osterweil
Notes to Pandemic VIIIJuly 11, 2020Trauma and what healing it can teach us We are going through a profoundly difficult and intense time. Many people have been floating the term collective trauma to describe it—and it certainly could be. If we just look especially at...
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Addressing Whiteness: Healing the Shadow of our Culture

22 July 2020 – Michal Osterweil
I. Revealing the Depth of White SupremacyA request/ invitation: If you are someone who feels discomfort arise in you in hearing the term white supremacy, please don’t turn away. Please read anyways. Please let yourself feel the discomfort, be with it, know that you are...
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Moments at War

20 July 2020 – Matt Meyer
America, I declared—in a 2017 speech which became the basis for my subsequent book of a similar title—has always meant “White Lives Matter Most.” Even decades prior, long before I understood that to call the USA “America” was a slight to...
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¡Recuperemos nuestra capacidad de soñar!

19 July 2020 – Gina Vargas
Read the English-language version here.Vivimos en un mundo en movimiento…por ahora no en las calles, pero en intensa conexión, a través de las fronteras, generando, como señala Matt Meyer, pensamiento estratégico frente al momento actual, y a...
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Let's regain our ability to dream!

19 July 2020 – Gina Vargas
Lea la versión en español aquíWe live in a world on the move ... for now not on the streets, but in intense connection, across borders, generating - as Matt Meyer points out in his contribution to this conversation - strategic thinking in the face of the...
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How do we become able to win? Learning from each other’s struggles

17 July 2020 – Laurence Cox
Some thoughts:1.      One of the few things the small “we” – of people engaging in these kinds of discussions – have direct control over is our words. So it’s worth thinking seriously about how we talk, who we are talking...
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In Tribute and in Memory

15 July 2020 – Jai Sen
Contributors to The Movements of Movements books who have walked onAs the Movements of Movements project expands beyond the original books series and its generative conversations, we regret that several among our number are no longer with us - adding a special responsibility...
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The Virus of Inequality and the World We Need to Build

14 July 2020 – Gina Vargas
The document below was authored by the Articulacion Feminista Marcosur and is reproduced here in full. To download the PDF version, please click here.The coronavirus pandemic has had a wide and rapid impact on the ways we relate to each other, how we live with each other and...
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What is the Nature, and Meaning, of Our Current Moment? July 24, 2020

14 July 2020 – Suren Moodliar
A Movements of Movements ConversationSpeaker Bios for our July 24, 2020, EventOussenia Alidou, Professor, Linguistics and African Studies, in the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature at Rutgers University in the US, is based...
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Emerging Moments and Movements

6 July 2020 – Matt Meyer
In the city where the New York Times is our hometown rag, we are used to viewing large declarations in print with more than a small-size grain of salt. So when we were informed on the eve of one of the most anticipated Independence Day celebrations in recent history that...
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