Episode 5: Coronavirus – a health workers’ speak-out
Activism in uncertain times – Episode 4: Arts in crisis: the role of creativity and the arts in times of physical isolation
Activism in uncertain times – Episode 3: Organising in the time of Covid-19: reflections from movements in the global South
Zimbabwe 40 years on: new and old crises
Rethinking Freedom: a foundation course for activists
The world in 2019 looks like an ugly place. Right-wing authoritarianism is on the rise and rides on waves of popular discontent and disillusionment with failed neoliberal policies and mainstream politics. In different parts of the world, right-wing leaders are ascending to power through the use of popular instruments like the vote. Walls are going up and a politics of exclusion has gained prominence. The climate crisis continues and corporate power is seemingly invincible. The disappointments and near-collapse of left governments contributes to a climate of cynicism and despondency. But, attempts to change the world and win freedom have not ceased. In many places, people are waging a push-back against the climate crisis, closure of democratic space, rising inequalities, militarisation, racism and hate-fuelled politics. Rethinking Freedom is a course designed to grapple with the realities of fighting for the attainment of freedom in this time of uncertainty.
The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education draws its name ‘Tshisimani’ from a word in the TshiVenda language meaning fountain, spring or ‘at the water source'. This captures the driving inspiration for the Centre, which is to nourish, replenish and sustain the power and capacity of activist movements…