Grassroots protests and transnational solidarity initiatives against rising authoritarianism, fascism, populisms and state violence have seen a surge over the past years. From Iran, Colombia, the US, Algeria to Chile, Hong Kong, Kashmir, Bolivia and India, among other complex political contexts, people have come together to resist ongoing coloniality, racial and extractive capitalism and exclusionary nationalist imaginaries that undergird state policies. In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic these movements have only intensified, as can be seen in the Black Lives Matter mobilisations in the US and the UK, to Ni Una Menos in Latin America and farmers protests in India during the past months.
A World in Revolution is committed to an inclusive feminist politics that aims to build a safe space for participants to share their visions, thoughts and emotions on ongoing conflict-related issues. Productive dialogue and passionate engagements are stimulated on the basis of care and genuine respect towards our differences, agreements and/or contradictions. We believe that it is precisely in moments like this, when disagreement must be acknowledged and respectfully discussed in order to envision alternative political and social imaginaries that might bring us together.
This conference is co-hosted by LSE Department of Gender Studies and LSE Middle East Centre.