Digital Divides and Risks in the Current Pandemic

  The SARS-CoV-2 virus has put the weak global architecture in check and points to the importance of the social. Human mobility, viral spread and vulnerabilities are three key forces, acting faster than the political and the cultural. The information and electronic communication ecosystems are closely intertwined with this commotion. What role do these play?…

A Short 2019 Digital Outlook

  The expansion of the Internet and electronic communications, as new global interdependence and infrastructure of industrial economies, is well established. Networks of information exchange, the Internet has also set up a global commons which, like other commons, is involved in a fierce strategic dispute. Russia plans to start its own network in 2021 and…

Shake off the inertia, broadening perspectives…

Cross-sectoral reflection on the knowledge gained in several meetings/processes held by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, National University of La Plata (Argentina) Three meetings supported by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (UNLP, Argentina) since 2015 have provided fruitful conceptual outcomes that could serve to nurture the actions of agricultural actors. These…

Latin America in the Mirror

  Buenos Aires. 1 March 2019. Space is the field of man’s strength, time is that of his weakness. -Spinoza. These are times of retreat and confusion in South America. A new geopolitical cycle can be seen in the domino effect that now has Venezuela in the eye of the emotional storm, after Brazil, Argentina,…

From worker-recovered companies to a Wealth Observatory: a bid to challenge the world economic system

The trajectory of a workers’ struggle that began in the trade union movement and worker-recovered factories in Argentina has led to a new debate about the global economy. Author: François Soulard, November 2016   The threat of climate change, the turbulence of global politics and the dénouement of forty years of expansion of neoliberal socioproductive…