Filed under journal | Tags: · activism, art, contagion, ecology, feminism, food, internationalism, labour, lgbtq, migration, pandemic, quarantine, refugees, resistance, social movements, solidarity, virus
“The world is on fire, with both fever and flame. After a few months of lockdown, things are erupting in new ways. The movement for Black Lives is demanding an end to anti-Black racism and conversations about abolishing the police are on late night television. In North America, a new world appears to be dawning, one that didn’t seem possible even a month ago. Meanwhile, in the new centre of global capitalism, the long-standing Hong Kong movement seems to be on the point of succumbing to a new wave of repression.
Around the world, movements are strategizing about how to ensure that no one is left behind. In April we put out a call for short pieces on this theme. We could see that the imminent arrival of the virus had generated many different struggles – initially pressure to force some states to take action in the first place, resistance to cuts and demanding benefits. Then came struggles characterized by mutual aid, efforts to protect essential workers, and the most vulnerable, such as the homeless, prisoners, the elderly and the undocumented.
This issue contains pieces originally written for our rolling coverage of movements in the virus, as well as a few pieces written especially for this special issue. They represent reflective activists and engaged researchers trying to grasp what their movements were doing, and what they should do, in an unprecedented situation.
The contributions reflect on movements in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, the UK, the US and globally and are written in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.” (from Editorial)
Edited by Sutapa Chattopadhyay, Lesley Wood, and Laurence Cox
Publisher Interface, July 2020
Lundimatin, 234: Des chauve-souris et des hommes: politiques épidémiques et coronavirus (2020) [French]
Filed under journal | Tags: · contagion, economy, pandemic, politics, quarantine, revolution, state of exception, theory, virus
An issue of the French journal Lundimatin dedicated to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) events and the state of exception.
Contributions by Wu Ming, Raoul Vaneigem, Sarah Mekdjian, Jacques Fradin, Lionel Ruffel, Jérome Benarroch, Philippe Tancelin, a.o.
The issue is in French, with the exception of the anonymous essay Monologue du virus [What the Virus Said] published also in Arabic, Armenian, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, and Spanish.
Publisher Lundimatin, Rouen, 16-22 Mar 2020Comment (0)
Filed under dossier | Tags: · biology, biopolitics, community, contagion, democracy, pandemic, philosophy, politics, quarantine, state of exception, virus
Debate on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) events and the state of exception sparkled by Giorgio Agamben’s article with contributions from Jean-Luc Nancy, Roberto Esposito, Sergio Benvenuto, Divya Dwivedi, Shaj Mohan, Rocco Ronchi, Massimo de Carolis, and others, in the Italian journal Antinomie. Included is an excerpt from Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish on the measures taken in the wake of a plague in the 17th century.
English translations of selected texts have been published by the European Journal of Psychoanalysis.
An expanded edition in Spanish was edited by Pablo Amadeo and published by ASPO (Aislamiento Social Preventivo y Obligatorio).Comment (0)