The world dis-(order) continues to expand and take different shapes and forms, and so does injustice. The democratic norms are in crisis and the political representation gap continues to widen.
New conflicts keep erupting in this highly securitised world, and new technologies of oppression and aggression are deployed. Global citizens feel less empowered, and far from the core of their political systems. The answer to all of this is resistance.
Many voices around the world are working hard to make the word resistance a “dirty word” arguing that it is not compatible with global peace and justice. Others even try to criminalise resistance. Global institutions tasked to ensure justice, such as the United Nations, have failed on many occasions to reverse and challenge aggressive conditions.
Yet, resistance, and indeed popular resistance in particular, should be the rule rather than the exception under occupation, colonisation, repression and authoritarianism. Instead of criminalising resistance, global institutions tasked to ensure justice must advocate, celebrate, and embrace resistance as a way of living until justice and equality are realised.