Jul 16, 2022
In Medical Forum
Or hamper their ability to Country Email List communicate, recruit, or convene participants. Sometimes the repression leads to their radicalization or, on the contrary, to their depoliticization. Administrative barriers or restrictions on rights also alienate their allied Country Email List networks, reduce their resources, or hamper their ability to communicate, recruit, or convene participants. Sometimes the repression leads to their radicalization or, on the contrary, to their depoliticization. Although these works explain in part the risky decision to mobilize or the impact of the Country Email List repression on this disposition, they do not sufficiently take into account the high level of commitment that it requires, nor the representations shared by the militants about the violence they face. Nor do they explain the convergence of Country Email List heterogeneous groups in current struggles, such as socio-environmental ones, which bring together residents affected by agro-industrial, mining, forestry, or energy projects with activists from Country Email List peasant, Afro-descendant, indigenous, environmental, feminist, and human rights movements. To understand this decision, first, we must take seriously the ethics of the militants, who are sometimes ready to risk their own lives in order to defend what they believe to be true and just, and denounce the injustices Country Email List they face in their socio-environmental struggles. Analyzing the discourses of activists Country Email List and their organizations in Honduras, I was able to observe these forms of ethical commitment, which Michel Foucault called "parresia." Parresia has a long tradition that can be traced back to Greek Country Email List antiquity, but it spread in Latin America through critical thought and the workers' and peasants' movements during the 19th and 20th centuries. It was revived in the 1970s with Liberation Theology and recovered by movements of African descent, indigenous people, environmentalists, feminist Country Email List or human rights that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s.