Cox, Laurence and Esteves, Ann Margarida and Motta, Sara
Issue two editorial:
"Civil society" versus social movements.
Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 1 (2).
As we write this editorial, ANC-backed thugs have installed what can best be
described as paramilitary law in townships whose population has dared to
organise outside of local clientelist structures – with the support of much of the
institutional left and international NGO community. In Thailand, "civil society"
activists are in alliance with the military junta in opposition to the movements
of the poor (Ungpakorn, this issue). In Ireland, a Green Party minister justifies
the dismissal of cases taken against police officers involved in the brutal policing
of marginal communities opposing a gas pipeline. In India, Communist parties
send police, military and paramilitary groups against tribal groups opposing
similar dispossession by multinationals.
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Dr. Laurence Cox
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