A year ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a war against Ukraine on the pretext of „denazification“. A year after the outbreak of war, IRGAC member Alexander Tushkin from Russia spoke to Sergey Movchan, left-wing activist and participant in the Marker project which tracks far-right violence in Ukraine, about Ukrainian nationalism, the far right and antifascists in the Ukrainian army, and how the war has affected their position in society.
State and Society in Turkey after the Earthquakes: Initial Reflections
In this two-part essay, Ülker Sözen lay out her initial observations and reflections about the state and society’s responses in the aftermath of the massive disaster in Turkey
Echoes of Jin, Jiyan, Azadi in Iran and Elsewhere
An interview with Nafis Fathollahzadeh and Ülker Sözen
„Brazil is experiencing a fascist uprising“ Interview with Vladimir Safatle
On January 8, more than 4,000 supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro invaded, looted, and vandalized public buildings, in what the professor Vladimir Safatle claims to be a „fascist insurrection“ with the support and collaboration of the military police
Making Russia Great Again?
How the Kremlin suppressed Russian nationalists, but ended up pursuing their greatest ambition
BOOK | Global Authoritarianism: Perspectives and Contestations from the South is out!
This collective book brings together 15 global perspectives from the South on authoritarian transformations and internationalist counter-strategies
DOSSIER | „New Faces of Authoritarianism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Global South“
In the summer semester of 2022, IRGAC fellows taught a course titled “New Faces of Authoritarianism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Global South”. This dossier presents contributions by the course participants composed of their essays discussing conceptual issues and case studies on different topics regarding authoritarianism and counter-movements
Dossier | Drowning the Multitudes of People of Colour
After years of climate denial, diversion, co-optations by the elite, and control of climate narratives, the lived realities of climate change and its profound implications for the future can no longer be ignored
Dossier | Authoritarianism and Counter-Strategies in the Classroom: The Pedagogy of Collective Learning Across Geographies
This dossier presents a glimpse of the course participants’ outputs at the end of the classes and includes their reflections and case studies on different aspects of authoritarianism, neoliberal governance, the effects of colonialism, and counter-movements that take place in a variety of settings
Dossier | The Potential of Anti-Capitalist Narratives
How myths and narratives can be used to simultaneously address differing concerns and needs of diverse groups and how they can help overcome fragmentation to accelerate the urgent social and ecological transformation of society?