En las ruinas del presente traza los desafíos planteados por la globalización y lo que esos desafíos producen nuestra sociedad. El primer intento por abordar los problemas de la globalización fue el neoliberalismo. Falló. Luego vino el populismo de derecha, que se expresa en términos estrechos y de odio. También va a fallar. La izquierda está debilitada, descompuesta por la globalización. La necesidad hoy es que la izquierda se recomponga, que se transforme en una fuerza vital para la humanidad frágil.
Nas Ruínas do Presente é apresentado os desafios que são postos pela globalização e o que estes desafios produzem em nossa sociedade. A primeira tentativa de resolver os problemas da globalização foi o neoliberalismo. Falhou. Em seguida veio o populismo cruel, que se expressa em termos estreitos e odiosos. Ele também falhará. A esquerda está fraca – diluída pela globalização. A necessidade do momento é a recomposição da esquerda, para que se torne uma força vital para uma humanidade frágil.
This dossier focuses on the Black Community Programmes, a series of projects initiated in 1972 that served as the practical implementation of the Black Consciousness philosophy to give Black people the power to become self-reliant. In practice, these programmes included the foundation of publications and research, health centres, factories to employ the economically marginalised, and a trust fund to provide basic necessities for ex-prisoners as well as grants for yet other projects.
In all, 52 works were submitted, with contributions by artists from 13 states in Brazil and 5 different countries. Their works were arranged around the three axes suggested in the call for art: ‘Popular Education and Conscience: The Originality of Freirean Pedagogy’; ‘To Hope in 2021: The Relevance of Paulo Freire’s Ideas’; and ‘A Pedagogy That Changed the World: Freire’s Internationalist Practice’. As well as digital illustrations, collages, and drawings, we received photographs recording the experience of popular education in various corners of the country and the world, demonstrating how Freire’s ideas remain fundamental for our activism.
This dossier seeks to assess the effects of CoronaShock on education in Brazil, in particular how a mercantile logic advanced through the pandemic and how large corporations in the sector took advantage of the crisis. It documents the actions of private corporations, changes in the educational model, the impact on workers in the sector, and the challenges facing a programme of struggle.
On the anniversary of the 26th of July Movement’s founding, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research launches the online exhibition, Let Cuba Live. 80 artists from 19 countries – including notable cartoonists and designers from Cuba – submitted over 100 works in defense of the Cuban Revolution. Together, the exhibition is a visual call for the end to the decades-long US-imposed blockade, whose effects have only deepened during the pandemic.
On 25 February 2021, the Chinese government announced that extreme poverty had been abolished in China, a country of 1. 4 billion people. This historic victory is a culmination of a seven-decade-long process that began with the Chinese Revolution of 1949. This study looks into the process through which China was able to eradicate extreme poverty as a fundamental step in constructing socialism.