Tag: autonomy

A Life of Struggle: Imam Yasin Abu Bakr

Maximilian C. Forte , October 24th, 2021


On Thursday, October 21, 2021, just after 9:00pm, Imam Yasin Abu Bakr of the Jama’at al-Muslimeen of Trinidad and Tobago, passed away at the age of 80. He…


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The Paradox of Autonomy and Care for Mothers of Adults with Disabilities in Brazil

Helena Fietz , May 19th, 2020


Since the early 2000s, Brazil has experienced a significant change concerning the rights of people with disabilities in the country. Based on the struggles of the Brazilian Disability…


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The final station by Susanne van den Buuse

Susanne van den Buuse , September 24th, 2018


The sun wakes her up. But Mrs Wijngaard keeps her eyes closed. She is 90 years old and sits quietly in her armchair in her apartment in the…


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Designs for the Pluriverse — [book review]

Matt Thompson , August 27th, 2018


In Designs for the Pluriverse : Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds, theorist and distinguished critic of development Arturo Escobar joins a chorus of works that…


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The Nerds’ Turn: Battling for a Democratic Academia in Poland

Mateusz Laszczkowski , June 11th, 2018


As students and academics in Poland are fighting to defend democracy and autonomy of the universities, this post is a battle cry. It outlines the threats to intellectual…


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Alessandro Zagato: “Spokesperson for the people and candidate for the media”: An indigenous woman for the 2018 presidential elections in Mexico

Focaal Web Editor , June 19th, 2017


María de Jesús Patricio, known as Marichuy, is an indigenous Nahuatl woman born on 23 December 1963 in Tuxpan (“land of rabbits”), a small town located in the…


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Bud Caddell

Grant , February 22nd, 2016


Whenever I have the chance to talk to Bud Caddell, I take it. This’s because while I know the future is badly distributed (in Gibson’s famous phrase), I fervently…


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Notes Toward a Critique of Autonomy: A talk from the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair

Bree Blakeman , June 21st, 2015


  Below is a talk I gave at the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair earlier this month, Notes Toward a Critique of Autonomy. It’s ‘notes toward’ because it is not…


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Notes Toward a Critique of Autonomy: A talk from the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair

Bree Blakeman , June 21st, 2015


  Below is a talk I gave at the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair earlier this month, Notes Toward a Critique of Autonomy. It’s ‘notes toward’ because it is not…


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