Iran has faced the most brutal crackdown in recent history, initially with gasoline subsidies cut and increased by up to 300%, amid a crippling global economy and high inflation, culminating in widespread demonstrations and riots and subsequently by a crackdown with between 300 and 1,500 people killed and more than 8,000 arrests. The protests that … Lire plus

For a united transnational front against fascism

During the period of the presidential elections in Brazil in the fall of 2018, Miriam Grossi, Carmen Rial, and Paola Bacchetta were at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, and together with other researchers created a network of solidarity against the extreme right in Brazil, but also in the United States, France, etc. This election, … Lire plus

Transnationalities, translocalities, feminist and queer decolonialities

“One of the most useful approaches to thinking about power globally is the notion of ‘scattered hegemonies’, which shows the existence of many configurations of hot and cold power, scattered across the world, at different scales and in different registers – financial, military, ethnic, media, technical. I propose to add to it the notion of … Lire plus

Non-synchronism as a mode of subjectivation

About 40 years ago, when Iranians revolted and brought down the Shah, the prevailing perception of time was different. At that time, Iranian revolutionaries saw themselves as the first car on the train of world history. The revolution in Iran took place in 1979, when the age of revolutions (the age of extremes, according to … Lire plus


Following subaltern, post and decolonial studies, the notion of decentering in the approach to the construction, organization, translation, transmission and reception of knowledge is renewed in order to both put to question hegemonic knowledge, but also to leave room for other logics and other knowledge, for new politics of the common. It is particularly as … Lire plus