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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 belongs to the editorial board of the magazine Viento Sur.

She is a member of the Centre of Studies about Social Movements (CEMS) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. 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 Josep Maria 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 Xavier 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).

articles

2014

Telefonica-Movistar: a united fight against exploitation 

Spanish State: After the abdication of the king, it’s time to checkmate the regime

Spain: popular resistance delivers results 

Spain in 2014: Not a Prosperous New Year

2013

Catalonia: A Constituent Process to decide everything

Catalonia: independence from Spain, independence from capitalism

Spanish State: They want us poor, silenced and straight

[vídeo] Making another world possible [Esther Vivas 14'31'']

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

Towards a marxist analysis of the global crisis

G20: their agenda and ours

Food sovereignty, political objective

2008

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

2007

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

2005

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


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