Interface volume 12 issue 1


Volume 12 issue 1, single file

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Organizing amidst Covid-19
Sutapa Chattopadhyay, Lesley Wood and Laurence Cox (pp. 1 – 9)

Calls for papers
Call for papers volume 13 issue 1
Open issue

Call for papers volume 13 issue 2
Rising up against institutional racism in the Americas and beyond

ES: Convocatoria vol. 13, no. 2
Los levantamientos contra el racismo institucional en las Américas (y más allá)

Organizing amidst Covid-19: sharing stories of struggles

Overviews of movement struggles in specific places

Miguel Martinez
Mutating mobilisations during the pandemic crisis in Spain (movement report, pp. 15 – 21)

Laurence Cox
Forms of social movement in the crisis: a view from Ireland (movement report, pp. 22 – 33)

Lesley Wood
We’re not all in this together (movement report, pp. 34 – 38)

Angela Chukunzira
Organising under curfew: perspectives from Kenya (movement report, pp. 39 – 42)

Federico Venturini
Social movements’ powerlessness at the time of covid-19: a personal account (movement report, pp. 43 – 46)

Sobhi Mohanty
From communal violence to lockdown hunger: emergency responses by civil society networks in Delhi, India (movement report, pp. 47 – 52)

Feminist and LGBTQ+ activism

Hongwei Bao
“Anti-domestic violence little vaccine”: a Wuhan-based feminist activist campaign during COVID-19 (movement report, pp. 53 – 63)

Ayaz Ahmed Siddiqui
Aurat march, a threat to mainstream tribalism in Pakistan (movement report, pp. 64 – 71)

Lynn Ng Yu Ling
What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for PinkDot Singapore? (movement report, pp. 72 – 81)

María José Ventura Alfaro
Feminist solidarity networks have multiplied since the COVID-19 outbreak in Mexico (movement report, pp. 82 – 87)

Ben Trott
Queer Berlin and the Covid-19 crisis: a politics of contact and ethics of care (movement report, pp. 88 – 108)

Reproductive struggles

Non Una Di Meno Roma
Life beyond the pandemic (movement report, pp. 109 – 114)

Labour organising

Ben Duke
The effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the gig economy and zero hour contracts (movement report, pp. 115 – 120)

Louisa Acciari
Domestic workers’ struggles in times of pandemic crisis (movement report, pp. 121 – 127)

Arianna Tassinari, Riccardo Emilia Chesta and Lorenzo Cini
Labour conflicts over health and safety in the Italian Covid19 crisis (movement report, pp. 128 – 138)

T Sharkawi and N Ali
Acts of whistleblowing: the case of collective claim making by healthcare workers in Egypt (movement report, pp. 139 – 163)

Mallige Sirimane and Nisha Thapliyal
Migrant labourers, Covid19 and working-class struggle in the time of pandemic: a report from Karnataka, India (movement report, pp. 164 – 181)

Migrant and refugee struggles

Johanna May Black, Sutapa Chattopadhyay and Riley Chisholm
Solidarity in times of social distancing: migrants, mutual aid, and COVID-19 (movement report, pp. 182 – 193)

Anitta Kynsilehto
Doing migrant solidarity at the time of Covid-19 (movement report, pp. 194 – 198)

Susan Thieme and Eda Elif Tibet
New political upheavals and women alliances in solidarity beyond “lock down” in Switzerland at times of a global pandemic (movement report, pp. 199 – 207)

Chiara Milan
Refugee solidarity along the Western Balkans route: new challenges and a change of strategy in times of COVID-19 (movement report, pp. 208 – 212)

Marco Perolini
Abolish all camps in times of corona: the struggle against shared accommodation for refugees* in Berlin (movement report, pp. 213 – 224)

Ecological activism

Clara Thompson
#FightEveryCrisis: Re-framing the climate movement in times of a pandemic (movement report, pp. 225 – 231)

Susan Paulson
Degrowth and feminisms ally to forge care-full paths beyond pandemic (movement report, pp. 232 – 246)

Peterson Derolus [FR]
Coronavirus, mouvements sociaux populaires anti-exploitation minier en Haïti (movement report, pp. 247 – 249)

Silpa Satheesh
The pandemic does not stop the pollution in River Periyar (movement report, pp. 250 – 257)

Ashish Kothari
Corona can’t save the planet, but we can, if we listen to ordinary people (movement report, pp. 258 – 265)

Food sovereignty organising

Dagmar Diesner
Self-governance food system before and during the Covid-crisis on the example of CampiAperti, Bologna (movement report, pp. 266 – 273)

Community Supported Agriculture is a safe and resilient alternative to industrial agriculture in the time of Covid-19 (movement report, pp. 274 – 279)

Jenny Gkougki
Corona-crisis affects small Greek farmers who counterstrike with a nationwide social media campaign to unite producers and consumers on local level! (movement report, pp. 280 – 283)

John Foran
Eco Vista in the quintuple crisis (movement report, pp. 284 – 291)

Solidarity and mutual aid

Michael Zeller
Karlsruhe’s “giving fences”: mobilisation for the needy in times of COVID-19 (movement report, pp. 292 – 303)

Sergio Ruiz Cayuela
Organising a solidarity kitchen: reflections from Cooperation Birmingham (movement report, pp. 304 – 309)

Clinton Nichols
On lockdown and locked out of the prison classroom: the prospects of post-secondary education for incarcerated persons during pandemic (movement report, pp. 310 – 316)

Micha Fiedlschuster and Leon Rosa Reichle
Solidarity forever? Performing mutual aid in Leipzig, Germany (movement report, pp. 317 – 325)

Artistic and digital resistance

Kerman Calvo and Ester Bejarano
Music, solidarities and balconies in Spain (movement report, pp. 326 – 332)

Neto Holanda and Valesca Lima [PT]
Movimentos e ações político-culturais do Brasil em tempos de pandemia do Covid-19 (movement report, pp. 333 – 338)

Margherita Massarenti
How Covid-19 led to a #Rentstrike and what it can teach us about online organizing (movement report, pp. 339 – 346)

Knowledge is power: virtual forms of everyday resistance and grassroots broadcasting in Iran (movement report, pp. 347 – 354)

Imagining a new world

Donatella della Porta
How progressive social movements can save democracy in pandemic times (movement report, pp. 355 – 358)

Jackie Smith
Responding to coronavirus pandemic: human rights movement-building to transform global capitalism (movement report, pp. 359 – 366)

Yariv Mohar
Human rights amid Covid-19: from struggle to orchestration of tradeoffs (movement report, pp. 367 – 370)

Julien Landry, Ann Marie Smith, Patience Agwenjang, Patricia Blankson Akakpo, Jagat Basnet, Bhumiraj Chapagain, Aklilu Gebremichael, Barbara Maigari and Namadi Saka,
Social justice snapshots: governance adaptations, innovations and practitioner learning in a time of COVID-19 (movement report, pp. 371 – 382)

Roger Spear, Gulcin Erdi, Marla A. Parker and Maria Anastasia
Innovations in citizen response to crises: volunteerism and social mobilization during COVID-19 (movement report, pp. 383 – 391)

Breno Bringel
Covid-19 and the new global chaos (movement report, pp. 392 – 399)

General pieces

Luke Beesley
The social and the subjective: defining disablement at the birth of the disabled people’s movement in Britain (peer-reviewed article, pp. 400 – 419)

Doris Murphy,
Repealed the 8th: self care for reproductive rights activists in Ireland (peer-reviewed article, pp. 420 – 436)

Poyraz Kolluoglu,
A 21st century repertoire: affective and urban mobilization dynamics of the Gezi commune (peer-reviewed article, pp. 437 – 463)

Dimitris Papanikolopoulos,
Contentious politics or populism? Protest dynamics and new political boundaries in the case of Greek Indignados (peer-reviewed article, pp. 464 – 491)

Noah Krigel,
“We are not the party to bitch and whine”: exploring US democracy through the lens of a college Republican club (peer-reviewed article, pp. 492 – 514)

Rohan Davis,
Looking to “Bern” for inspiration: the future of the pro-Palestinian movement in Australia (article, pp. 515 – 526)

Michael C. Zeller,
Rethinking demobilisation: concepts, causal logic, and the case of Russia’s For Fair Elections movement (peer-reviewed article, pp. 527 – 558)

Charla Burnett and Karen Ross,
Scaling up nonviolence: do scholars and activists agree? (peer-reviewed article, pp. 559 – 590)

Kyle Matthews,
Social movements and the (mis)use of research: Extinction Rebellion and the 3.5% rule (peer-reviewed article, pp. 591 – 615)

Levi Gahman, Filiberto Penados, Adaeze Greenidge, Seferina Miss, Roberto Kus, Donna Makin, Florenio Xuc, Rosita Kan and Elodio Rash,
Dignity, dreaming, and desire-based research in the face of slow violence: indigenous youth organising as (counter)development (peer-reviewed article, pp. 616 – 651)

Reviews [single PDF] (pp. 652 – 683)

Yasser Munif, 2020, The Syrian Revolution: Between the Politics of Life and the Geopolitics of Death. Review author: Isaac K. Oommen

Masao Sugiura, 2019, Against the Storm: How Japanese Print workers Resisted the Military Regime, 1935-1945. Review author: Alexander James Brown.

Samir Gandesha (ed.), 2019, Spectres of Fascism: Historical, Theoretical and International Perspectives. Review author: Rogelio Regalado Mujica [SP]

Daniel Ozarow, 2019, The Mobilization and Demobilization of Middle-Class Revolt: Comparative Insights from Argentina.Review author: Agnes Gagyi.

Andy Blunden, 2019, Hegel for Social Movements. Review author: Cameron Shingleton

Cas Mudde, 2019, The Far Right Today. Review author: Patrick Sawyer

Alyshia Gálvez, 2018, Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico. Review author: Dawn Maria Paley

Cover art 

Cover and photo by Ana Vilenica.

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