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Interview with Dr. Iain MacKinnon
The Cultural Norms of Crofting:
The Recovery of the Story and Voices of the Economy, the Understanding, and the Life of a People
Dr. Iain MacKinnon, “belong(s) to the Isle of Skye. I’m from a crofting family. I’m a Gael. And most of my work is trying to figure out what that might mean, personally as well as culturally. At the moment, that work has taken me to Coventry University, where I work as a researcher in the governance of land and natural resources at the Center for Agroecology, Water and Resilience that they have there.”
Published in In Motion Magazine February 4, 2018
Interview with Joanna Bojczewska
How Our Food System Is Going To Develop:
The Question of Community and Cooperation in the Countryside
Interview with Joanna Bojczewska. “I’m a farmer and I have a small micro-growing project where I produce a variety of vegetables and preserves on a small scale and I sell them to a local cooperative and a local farmer’s market.”
Published in In Motion Magazine October 14, 2017
Interview with Fiona Mandeville of the Scottish Crofting Federation
Chair of the Scottish Crofting Federation
A Hegemony of Helping and Looking Out for People
Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Interview with Fiona Mandeville, a crofter, and chair of the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF). Crofters are independent small family farmers who rent land in perpetuity from local estates. As individuals or families, they raise livestock and grow crops on the land in-by their homes, and communally share and work grazing land. In the interview, Mandeville talks about communal farming, the Clearances and the Crofters’ Wars, land reform, the role of women in crofting, and the stewardship of Scottish landscapes.
Published in In Motion Magazine September 25, 2017
Interview with Jadwiga Lopata and Sir Julian Rose
Co-directors of the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC)
The Small and Middle Family Farm: A Base for Poland to be Independent, and a Base for Good Quality Food
Lopata and Rose discuss the organizing efforts and circumstances of Polish farmers after Poland’s entry into the European Union. They have struggled against a systematic destruction of small- and middle-sized farmer’s processing facilities and local markets, corporate land grabbing, and the attempted influx of GMOs. At same time, they practice and advocate for local self-sufficiency in food and energy.
Published in In Motion Magazine July 31, 2017
Interview with tibusungu ‘e vayayana
Political Deputy Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples
Reconstitute Different Tribes, Different Peoples in Taiwan
Interview with tibusungu e vayayana, the Political Deputy Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan. He is a member of the Tsou Indigenous people of central southern Taiwan. The interview sections are: 1. Conscious of our ethnic identity; 2. A new learning, a new movement; 3. Cosmologies and social organization; 4. Alternative ways of economy; 5. Autonomy, self-governance and Indigenous education.
Published in In Motion Magazine March 31, 2017
Interview with Juan Martín Carpenco of CTEP
Confederation of Workers of the Popular Economy
The Excluded Ones
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interview with Juan Martín Carpenco of CTEP in Buenos Aires, Argentina. CTEP is an organization of the “excluidos”, people excluded from receiving the benefits of the Constitution and who have created an alternate popular economy. 300,000 excluidos live in the Villas around Buenos Aires. There are 5 million excluidos in Argentina. Excluidos organize their economy in cooperatives and make decisons in cooperative assemblies. They include: “cartoneros”; workers in “recovered” factories; rural peasants and Indigenous people; and Plan Trabajar cooperatives.
Available in English and Spanish
Published in In Motion Magazine February 6, 2017
Interview with Francisca Rodriguez of ANAMURI and La Vía Campesina
Part 1: Making Visible the Work and Participation of Women
Part 2: Recuperating Consciousness / A Space for Exchange
Interview with Francisca Rodríguez of ANAMURI in Chile and also the international network La Vía Campesina. She speaks of the organizing by peasant and Indigenous women during and after the 1973 coup against the Allende government by Gen. Pinochet and the U.S. She speaks also about the creation of ANAMURI and La Via Campesina, and the ongoing movements: for food sovereignty; to end violence against women; to defend seeds; and promote agroecology.
Available in English and Spanish
Published in In Motion Magazine January 8, 2017
Interview with Gregory Cajete
Science From A Native Perspective: How Do We Educate for A Sustainable Future
Albuquerque and the Turquoise Trail, New Mexico, U.S.A
Interview in New Mexico with Dr. Gregory Cajete, director of the Native American Studies Program at the University of New Mexico. This interview focuses, in large part, on themes presented in his sixth book “Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence”
Published in In Motion Magazine March 12, 2016
An Interview with Yanet Alarcón, Mauricio Parada, and Pedro Huayquillan
Defending the Ancient Trails / the Culture
Chos Malal, Neuquén Province, Argentina
Interview in Chos Malal in Neuquen, Argentina with Yanet Alarcón of La Mesa Campesina del Norte Neuquino, Mauricio Parada of Crianceros Unidos del Norte, and Pedro Huayquillan of the Huayquillan Mapuche community. All three speak about their communities’ defense of the historic trails and land along and through which their families travel seasonally with their livestock, as the climate changes, between their communities’ pastures.
Available in English and Spanish.
Published in In Motion Magazine January 16, 2016
An Interview with Jorge Bermúdez
FaSinPat (Factories Without Bosses) and Zanón Ceramics
Cooperatives in a Capitalist Society
Neuquén, Neuquén Province, Argentina
The interview discusses the situation before, and the process during and after, the workers of the Zanon ceramics factory in Neuquén, Argentina took the factory in 2001 and created the FaSinPat workers cooperative.
Available in English and Spanish.
Published in In Motion Magazine October 23, 2015
Awareness of the Violence, the Mud
by Gustavo Esteva
San Diego, California
Gustavo Esteva, writer, local/international grassroots activist, and co-founder of La Universidad de La Tierra, speaks at U. of California, San Diego about the political and social situation in Mexico; the disappearance of the 46 students of Ayotzinapa; and the merging in violence of government and organized crime cartels.
Published in In Motion Magazine May 29, 2015.
An Interview with Raúl Zibechi
A Civilizational Crisis: Different Paradigms and Different Ways To Build Them
Interview with Raúl Zibechi a professor, an international analyst for Brecha in Uruguay, a columnist for La Jornada in Mexico City. He discusses: social movements and autonomy; Brazil and its backyard; and strategic choices needed to be made.
Published in In Motion Magazine May 22, 2015
An Interview with Kate Fletcher
The Lives of the Users of Clothes
“What the future looks like”
In this interview, Kate Fletcher, a Professor of Sustainability, Design and Fashion, tells of her conversations with Aymara weavers in the Atacama region of Chile and her investigations into how people can use clothes after the point of sale. She discusses slow design, co-design, an ethic of care, and consumerism.
Published in In Motion Magazine January 10, 2015