Black Lives Matter

Interview – Gwilym David Blunt

E-International Relations • Aug 27 2020 • Features

Gwilym David Blunt discusses global poverty as a crime against humanity, the right to resist, Black Lives Matter, and how COVID-19 has shaped resistance.

BDS and BLM: Positionality, Intersectionality and Nonviolent Activism

Maia Hallward • Aug 5 2020 • Articles

The confrontational nature of Black Lives Matter and Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions is a wake-up call for those benefiting from a form of privilege to work for social change.

Black Lives Matter, Poetry, and Pedagogy: On Gil Scott-Heron and Global Protests

Lee Jones and Matthew Leep • Jul 10 2020 • Articles

While Gil Scott-Heron’s work contends with the sociopolitical brutalities of racism, it also signals toward the possibilities (and impossibilities) of change.

Opinion – Racial Injustice and the Erosion of America’s Global Standing

Abdou Rahim Lema • Jun 28 2020 • Articles

Russia, Iran and China are among the last places to look to for human rights leadership, yet their open critiques of racial injustice force the US to look in the mirror.

Towards an ‘American Spring’ of Justice and Equality?

Houssem Ben Lazreg and Amira Hassnaoui • Jun 3 2020 • Articles

The George Floyd protests and earlier movements in the MENA region prove that values such as dignity, equality, and justice are not exclusively achievements of Western civilization.

Interview – PJ Brendese

E-International Relations • Sep 27 2018 • Features

PJ Brendese discusses his work exploring public memory, forgetting, relationships to memory and their link to democratic possibilities, and recent debates over monuments.

Interview – Jennifer Hochschild

E-International Relations • May 6 2016 • Features

Jennifer Hochschild discusses the threats to democracy, ‘Black Lives Matter’, and the rhetoric surrounding ethnicity and immigration in the 2016 presidential primaries.

Who Matters in World Politics?

Laura Routley • Jul 28 2015 • Articles

One year ago a global cry that ‘Black Lives Matter’ arose in a response to black deaths in the USA. But shouldn’t black lives, not just black deaths, matter?

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