Wednesday 22 April 2020
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“I was taught another cartography, the cartography of struggles, of time and space that were not those of the North/South axis, of European imperialisms, but of South/South Exchanges, of the encounters of the “wretched of the earth” fighting for more justice.” – Françoise Vergès
In light of our current global crisis we come back to thinking through the terms ‘globalisation’ and ‘new internationalism’, revisiting transnational routes of solidarity through Françoise Vergès’ “Martinska/Martinique. Aimé Césaire’s Return to my Native Land“.
Together we take a look at the history of the Non-Aligned Movement through excerpts from Bojana Piškur’s “Southern Constellations: Other Histories, Other Modernities”.
“The question is, then: What has happened with the movement’s original principles of peaceful co-existence, respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, non-aggression, non-interference in domestic affairs, equality and mutual benefit?” – Bojana Piškur
Short discussion after reading through texts
- Race and the Yugoslav Region: Postsocialist, Post-conflict, Postcolonial? (2018) by Catherine Baker
Image: The 1961 Non-Aligned Conference in Belgrade, the first official summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.