This symposium offers a series of reflections on how the pandemic has compounded the ongoing effects of white supremacist terrorism, late-capitalist predation, and environmental destruction through ever-increasing consolidations of corporate and military power. While COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, the violence exacerbated in its wake is anything but new.
Contributions below will contend with COVID-19 in contexts ranging from Fiji’s continued struggle against imperialistic political economy to the stakes of the upcoming national election day on November 3rd in the US. Along with diagnoses of the challenges faced by resistance movements—either against the rising tide of new fascist regimes or 400 years of settler colonialist state violence— contributors will as well offer ways forward from here. This symposium is one effort to mark the time in which we live, to remember its violence is not without precedence, and to remain restless for a better future.