Protest - Revolt

Phil Gasper
A Planet to Win

Website editor: An interesting interview

Winter 2023 (New Politics Vol. XIX No. 2, Whole Number 74)

An Interview with Alyssa Battistoni

Alyssa Battistoni teaches political theory at Barnard College. She is the co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Verso 2019) and is currently writing a book titled Free Gifts: Capitalism and the Politics of Nature. Phil Gasper spoke with Alyssa on behalf of the New Politics editorial board on November 4, 2022.

Daniella Barreto
An officer with a body camera in Manchester, UK. Body cams are common in many police forces across Europe, and the VPD plan to outfit their officers with them by 2025. But critics point out body cams record police violence — they don’t stop it. Photo via Shutterstock.

Feb. 1, 2023

Especially for Black people.

Audrey Tung and Kendall Fraser
Christy was a community researcher who spent her final months advocating for herself and others who have experienced homelessness. Illustration by The Tyee.

Feb. 2, 2023

At 60, she took her own life after receiving an eviction notice in a system that wasn’t designed for her.

Kenny Stancil
Protesters march in Paris on January 31, 2023. (Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images)

Jan. 31, 2023

"It's not often that we see such a mass mobilization," said leftist leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Hundreds of thousands of enraged workers across France walked off the job and hit the streets Tuesday to protest President Emmanuel Macron's unpopular plan to raise the nation's official retirement age from 62 to 64.

George Monbiot
‘If Rishi Sunak’s new proposal is passed, protests can be stopped before they begin on the grounds that they might be ‘disruptive’.’ Photograph: Janine Wiedel Photolibrary/Alamy

Jan. 18, 2023

In relationships, controlling and coercive behaviour is now a criminal offence. In British politics, it is glorified

Don’t let them talk to you about freedom. This government is stripping out fundamental liberties with the speed and determination you would expect in the aftermath of a military coup. Knowing that their days in office are numbered, the Conservatives seem to be snuffing out democracy as quickly as they can.

Anjali Appadurai
Image generated by DALL-E

January 18th 2023

The new year opened with a significant step forward for Canadian climate policy as the Glasgow Statement takes effect. Canada signed onto the policy, which promises to end international public support for the oil and gas industry, with an accompanying pledge to tackle the much higher domestic support for the industry by mid-2023.

Gary Wilson, Struggle La Lucha.
Photo: Workers gather on Place de la République in Paris, Jan. 19.

Jan. 21, 2023

French President Emmanuel Macron’s retirement and pension cuts sparked more than 200 mass demonstrations and strikes across France on Jan. 19. Labor unions said more than 2 million people took part nationwide, including 400,000 in Paris.


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