III Semana de Relações Internacionais UFABC-UNIFESP
3-5 de outubro de 2017, Campus São Bernardo do Campo da UFABC
GT 1 – Política Externa Brasileira
- Luana de Barros Dratovsky, "TRANSFERÊNCIA DE POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS DE SEGURANÇA ALIMENTAR: O CASO DA COOPERAÇÃO BRASILEIRA NO TIMOR-LESTE". UNIFESP.
- Natalia Ferrari Ribeiro, "OBJETIVOS PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO GLOBAL: MEIOS DE IMPLEMENTAÇÃO NO BRASIL PARA A TERRITORIALIZAÇÃO DOS ODS". Universidade Anhembi Morumbi.
- Mauricio José Caires Doro, "AS RELAÇÕES BRASIL-CHINA NO SÉCULO XXI". UNIFESP.
- Rodrigo Gallo, "INTERNACIONALIZAÇÃO DAS POLÍT
[On Monday morning, Teesta Setalvad was detained in Varanasi. She was en route to a youth training camp organised by the Samajwadi Jan Parishad. She was to deliver a speech on Communalism and Education. Teesta went on FaceBook live to talk about what was happening. She was released at 7pm - told to leave the city immediately. She agreed to leave for Jaunpur]
Please read Teesta's memoir, published earlier this year.
John Pilger is an Australian journalist, author of a number of important articles and maker of some crucial documentaries (including about Cambodia, Indonesia and the indigenous peoples of Australia). I have long been a fan of John Pilger's work - it is well-researched, honest and powerful without being sensational. There is a dignity to his prose that I very much admire. In a lecture he gave at Columbia University, Pilger spoke of 'censorship by omission'. In that lecture, Pilger pointed to the terrible omissions of Western culpability in the wars of South-East Asia and Central America,
On September 25, 2017, the Iraqi Kurdish population will go to the polls for a referendum towards their independence from Iraq. The picture above - taken by Shama - is of a pro-independence rally headlined by Masoud Barjani, the President of Iraqi Kurdistan. Some say that Barjani asked for the referendum to consolidate his own power rather than to consider the full meaning of this vote not only for the Iraqi Kurds, but for the Kurds in Iran, Syria and Turkey. Nonetheless, the referendum is on the table.
Last week, I talked to my contacts in the Turkish military, one of whom
The picture above is from Sikar, Rajasthan (India). The farmers of the state, organized by the All-India Kisan Sabha, have fought a tough battle against the BJP-ruled government. They wanted the government to implement a set of recommendations from a government commission on the agrarian crisis. The demands, as I note in this blog post here, are basic - humane and uncontroversial if we lived in a different kind of system.
But, of course, we don't live in a different kind of system. We live where we live, in these times of peculiarly harsh intensity. Facts are brutal these day
A terrible gloom has settled over India.
Another person to stand up firmly against the venomous Hindutva - Gauri Lankesh - taken from our side of the ledger. These are vicious times, the count of those dead from Comrade Pansare (killed by 'unidentified assailants') to Pehlu Khan (killed by the cow fascists) to the lynching of Baban Musahar and Murahu Musahar in Bihar's Rohtas district (killed by anti-dalit mob violence).
What are these times, these times of great violence and pain?
Will these also be the times when people rise up and disobey fascism, overthrow the fascists?
The temperature is high again.
The drum-beat of war from the White House goes in two directions - towards Iran and towards North Korea. These are, if you remember, the two other pillars of George W. Bush's 'axis of evil'. Iraq has already been a victim of regime change. Trump seems keen to follow through on Bush's quixotic promise - to effect regime change in Iran and in North Korea.
But the North Koreans moved their chess pieces in a hurry, testing a thermonuclear or hydrogen bomb. This, essentially, makes a US bombing run on North Korea very difficult. It also makes mist
The picture above is remarkable. It comes from the neo-Nazi and white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that took place earlier this month. The combination of the Nazi flag and the Confederate flag is a standard feature of the Right's iconography - the linkage between a desire for White domination with a rehabilitation of the 'lost cause' of the Confederacy. This period of great economic instability has produced some truly morbid symptoms, to use Gramsci's words from a comparable era. This is not a uniquely American phenomenon, certainly, sinc
Hosted by Ten Days that Shook the World, Ten Days that Shake the Campus
Wednesday, September 6
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Reception at 6:30pm, Address at 7:30pm
A Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm Event
What did the Russian Revolution look like from India or Egypt or Southern Africa? What aspirations did it carry, what sentiment did it hold for people held in thrall of European colonialism? Why was it that these anti-colonial movements celebrated when Japan defeated the Tsarist forces in 1904 and then when the ordinary Russian people rose up in 1905? Why did Gandhi, sitting in South