Monday, June 18, 2012

general assembly

General assembly in the way the term is used in the occupy movement is usually asamblea popular, not general - though they are often just called 'asamblea'. 

Asamblea general is, however, used for the United Nations general assembly. 

There is a long history of holding asambleas in many communities and movements across Latin America, often coming more out of indigenous traditions than anarchist ones. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

how to interpret jokes (or not)

this video gets particularly useful around minute four

Sunday, June 3, 2012

soberania semillera

soberania semillera: seed sovereignty

This concept was new to me when I heard it recently but instantly made sense.  It's more specific than food sovereignty, which is more specific than food security (seguridad alimentaria).

The term gets very low googlage but hey, I'm in favor of useful neologisms.