Movements of conception – capoeira and scholarship

By Lukas Peter At a time when public institutions are under increasing pressures to face up to the insidious legacy of colonialism, I embarked on a simultaneous journey into a Master’s degree and a capoeira education. The city of Bristol, former key node in the Atlantic slave trade and Colonialism of the British Empire, becameContinue reading “Movements of conception – capoeira and scholarship”

Dancing with Defensiveness

By Scarlet Hall Social movements are struggling with how to shift a tendency towards defensiveness in response to anti-oppression calling out. Spinoza’s notion of affect offers a different approach to understanding the human and as such shifts how we think defensiveness. Social movements in the UK and North American are working through a problem: whatContinue reading “Dancing with Defensiveness”

A Hug in the Mist: ‘belief’, spirits and anti-mining struggles

By Scarlet Hall This blog post is a response to an exchange between people from Colombia and the UK who are seeking to challenge open-cast coal mining corporations. This exchange took place in County Durham and Newcastle on October 13-14th October. Scarlet was heavily involved in the Campaign to Protect Pont Valley for the firstContinue reading “A Hug in the Mist: ‘belief’, spirits and anti-mining struggles”