There was a large police presence at Wits on Tuesday, with the SAPS cracking down on any potential protests (Photo: Greg Nicolson)

#FeesMustFall: Tear gas, rubber bullets and batons – insiders’ perspective

The presence of heavily armed police and security guards at the University of Witwatersrand seems to have put paid to any chance of stakeholders coming together to seek a solution to the ongoing…


Colonial Sahara

Western Sahara serves as a powerful and timely reminder to the world that colonialism has not ended in Africa. It continues in the form of what the Sahrawi (the indigenous people of Western…


The Sociologist of Informal Labour: Sharit Bhowmik, 1948-2016

Sharit Bhowmik, sociologist well known for his studies in labor and especially on the informal sector, passed away September 8 in Bangkok. eSocialSciences 9 Sep 2016 He was in a coma for some…

Community members in Tete Province, Mozambique, presenting their case (Photo: Anabela Lemos)

Legitimacy and Justice over “Legality”: How the Peoples´ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations is giving hope to affected communities

The first African People´s Tribunal on Transnational Corporations, that recently took place on 16th and 17th August in Manzini, Swaziland, was perhaps the most counter-hegemonic and brave event to bring some hope to…

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Grand Conference-WSF2016 Montreal: Change the System, not the Climate!

An intersectional battle for a just transition. On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the highly-anticipated Grand Conference Change the System, not the Climate ! at the Marie Gérin-Lajoie room at UQAM. There was so…


Zimbabwean appointed FAO Ambassador

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has appointed a Zimbabwean organic farming proponent and campaigner, Elizabeth Mpofu, as special ambassador for the International Year of Pulses (IYP). The Southern Times Tichaona Kurewa 29…


Popular University of Social Movements gathers in Harare: social movements and academics to dialogue on the state of land, seeds and food in SADC

Over the past 15 years, Zimbabwe’s fast track land reform programme has redressed colonial land inequalities and now provides lessons for its neighbours on how to democratise land ownership and broaden economic participation….

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Tracking Intolerance in South Asia

Intolerance Tracker is an online platform to collect, aggregate, and map stories of intolerance across South Asia. These stories cover instances of discrimination that individuals or communities face based on their affiliation with…

Public Meeting, JNU, 13th February

Spring Comes to JNU: Love, Laughter and Rage

February is a beautiful time of the year in Delhi. It inaugurates Basant, spring, the season for love. And it is made more beautiful by an incandescent, insurgent spirit, that spreads in the…


Zé wants to know why

Elalab is a small community located in an area of difficult access on the north coast of Guinea-Bissau. 
It has 435 inhabitants living from fishing and rice production. For Felupes people – Elalab’s…

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