Esther Vivas (Sabadell, 1975) is an activist in a variety of social movements in Barcelona. She has participated in antiglobalization campaigns, campaigns against external debt, in favour of food sovereignty and critical consumption, against climate change, and in various editions of the World Social Forum and the European Social Forum. She is militant in the political organization Izquierda Anticapitalista (Anticapitalist Left) of the Spanish State, and belongs to the editorial board of the magazine Viento del Sur.
She is a member of the Centre of Studies about Social Movements (CEMS) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and collaborates with the Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her main research areas are the analysis of the social and environmental impacts of the dominant agro-industrial model, the alternatives to this model, as well as the study of social movements.
She is the author of En pie contra la deuda externa (“Standing up against external debt”) (El Viejo Topo, 2008), co-author, with J. M. Antentas, of Resistencias Globales . De Seattle a la crisis de Wall Street (“Global resistances. From Seattle to the Wall Street crisis”) (Ed. Popular, 2009), and co-author, with X. Montagut, of De el campo al plato. Los circuitos de producción y distribución de alimentos (“From the fields to the plate. Food production and distribution circuits”) (Icaria ed., 2009), Supermercados, no gracias. Grandes cadenas de distribución: impactos y alternativas (“Supermarkets, no thanks. Large distribution chains: impacts and alternatives”) (Icaria ed., 2007) and ¿Adónde va el comercio justo? (“Where is fair trade going?”) (Icaria ed., 2006).
United against the Troika
The Food Business. Interview with Esther Vivas.
From the World Social Forum to the Arab Revolts
Land for those who work it
Do we know what we eat?
Spain is in the hands of thieves
When buying cheap turns out expensive
Are women being sent back to the home?
La Via Campesina: Food Sovereignty and the Global Feminist Struggle
When will we see tanks in Barcelona?
Spanish state. 25S: the salvaging of democracy
M15: A look toward the future
Economic crisis turns into popular uprising. Interview with social activist Esther Vivas on the European Spring
How to change the world?
Without women there is no food sovereignty
On green capitalism, the indignados and the social forums
Consuming seriously damages your health… and that of the planet
No More “Green Capitalism”
“To change things we need to work every day in the struggles”
15O: Global Indignation
The Food Crisis Strikes Again
Anticapitalism and environmentalism as a political alternative
Women of Corn
Famine: Less land, more hunger
The whys of hunger
[AlJazeera] The Indignant
Spanish state: the movement of the “Indignad@s” and its perspectives
19J: massive outrage
Indignad@s versus Parliament. Notes on the day of 15J in Barcelona.
The revolt of the indignad@s: moving on to the next stage
Should 15M Movement End Occupations of Sol and Other Plazas?
Camp Barcelona: V for victory
Rebellion of the Indignant. Notes from Barcelona’s Tahrir Square.
Alternatives to the dominant agricultural model
Who decides what we eat?
Food sovereignty: we can feed the world
Anticapitalism and climate justice
Food Sovereignty: something’s moving in Europe
World Social Forum, ten years on
Food crisis: causes, consequences and alternatives
Towards a marxist analysis of the global crisis
G20: their agenda and ours
Food sovereignty, political objective
Chiapas, 15 years later
Another agenda to fight the crisis
The New Anti-capitalist Party shakes up the left
Women from around the world march for food sovereignty
The challenges of European social movements
65 hours? We can stop them!
FAO: More Free Trade, More Hunger
Facing the food crisis: what alternatives?
Tsunami of hunger
One more step forward in the struggle for food sovereignty
Making progress with the creation of alliances and a common strategy for food sovereignty
Women and farmers campaign for food sovereignty
Nyeleni 2007, Forum for Food Sovereignty, about to get under way
Peace Movements in Asia and Europe: The Way Ahead. Intervention at the ASEM People’s Forum 5, Vietnam, Hanoi, Sep 2005
Mediterranean Social Forum: a balance sheet