XR allows anyone to join if they agree with the values – so how do our actions stay nonviolent?

Key points from an event by Extinction Rebellion UK: XR has designated de-escalators who scan the crowd and empathize with the individuals that make up the crowd. XR is nonviolent, but our tactics, even down to the tone we sing songs in, can become aggressive by causing harm to people without us wanting to. We … Continue reading XR allows anyone to join if they agree with the values – so how do our actions stay nonviolent?

Can there be Mental Health in the Workplace? A Modern Marxist Critique in 5 Minutes!

How to make the work place less detrimental for mental health? When invited to speak at the Legal Wolf's global event, I had a clear response to this: 1. Help people realize that it's not an individual weakness, but structural (so basically topple neoliberalism).2. Introduce a 4-day working week.3. Introduce a Universal Basic Income. Here … Continue reading Can there be Mental Health in the Workplace? A Modern Marxist Critique in 5 Minutes!

To the suicidal kid and pellet gun victim from Kashmir

Trigger Warning: Torture, Terrorism, Police Violence, Suicide I honestly don't know how to name this blog post. For the past few days, I've been reading bits and pieces of a report by the Association of the Parents of Disappeared Persons, a loose organization based in Indian-occupied Kashmir. This particular report is about pellet guns used … Continue reading To the suicidal kid and pellet gun victim from Kashmir

When farmers are terrorists and Greta gets charged with conspiracy for tweeting: Law as storytelling

The ongoing farm protests pose an incredible study for sociology of law and the anthropology of the state. While reading the following chronology, note the role of how physical presence is regulated, how events in different spaces affect each other (Twitter) of interpretations of the *purpose* of legislation, and of how government institutions have reacted, … Continue reading When farmers are terrorists and Greta gets charged with conspiracy for tweeting: Law as storytelling

Bourdieu’s Fields, Agents Struggles and the Juridical Profession

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RDAnpop-UU&feature=youtu.be I used to resort to YouTube a lot when I studied for my exams - but once I reached the University level, YouTube could just not help much anymore. This video is my attempt to untangle Pierre Bourdieu's theory and what exactly he means by "doxa", "habitus" and "symbolic violence", and how this relates … Continue reading Bourdieu’s Fields, Agents Struggles and the Juridical Profession

Nachhaltiges Norderstedt – Klimaneutral bis 2025 statt 2040?

Das Ziel der norddeutschen Stadt Norderstedt ist es, bis 2040 klimaneutral zu sein. Das liegt unter dem Bundesdurchschnitt (2050), und Norderstedt ist sehr stolz auf dieses pro-Klima Image und gewinnt gerne viele Preise. 2040 reicht natürlich bei Weitem nicht, und die Organisation Extinction Rebellion spricht sich für ein 2025 Ziel aus. Nur mit einem strikten … Continue reading Nachhaltiges Norderstedt – Klimaneutral bis 2025 statt 2040?

343 Days of Internet Shutdown in Kashmir – How Proportionate is it?

Today, I was browsing through Wikipedia. I do that a lot these days – given all the negative news around, I want to find stories about positive developments, recent discoveries, or the de-escalation of conflicts, and Wikipedia’s snowballing through the hyperlinks gets a reader to interesting corners of the internet. What I’m sharing now is … Continue reading 343 Days of Internet Shutdown in Kashmir – How Proportionate is it?