„Meaning of Maghreb?“

Runder Tisch anlässlich der internationalen Konferenz „Decolonization – new emancipatory struggles“ zur Bedeutung der Aufstände in Nordafrika und der Perspektive einer „Globalisierung“ emanzipatorischer Kämpfe:

Pouring gasoline over his body and setting himself on fire in protest of the police confiscation of his fruits and vegetables, Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, sparked a wave of massive protests which spread not only throughout Tunisia, but all over North Africa and the Middle East. In accordance with those events, the central round table discussion of the conference, ‘’New Emancipatory Struggles’’, questions the global power shift, but, above all, tries to emphasize the emancipation potentials of new people’s movements. All over the world, from the barricades in Athens to the mass protests in London, from the Indian Naxalites uprising to the Mexican Zapatistas, from the persevering resistance in Latin America to the new awakening of Africa, new emancipatory practices are being born which, in spite of geographical distances and some differences, still have the same marker and a common denominator. What, in this context, can we learn from Maghreb, and what are we to do?“
[via subversivefilmfestival.com]

An der Diskussion, moderiert von Srećko Horvat, nahmen Slavoj Žižek, Mamdouh Habashi, Samir Amin, David Harvey und Zygmunt Bauman teil.