Acting Up on Science and Immigration in France
Michael J. Bosia
From a postcolonial left that challenges the French state over immigration policy and neoliberal globalization, Act Up has advocated for the social and political rights and needs of women, inmates, drug users, and immigrants with HIV/AIDS. This essay examines as well Act Up's engagement with science and globalization in response to new experimental medical trials in the Global South. Act Up's emphasis on local empowerment against global economic and social actors has earned criticism from American and South African AIDS activists, but at the same time these campaigns stress the universalist impulse imbedded in the Act Up brand of French Republican politics.
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It is difficult to write this tribute and farewell to Hazel E. Barnes, my friend and mentor for over forty years, simply because I have long been unable to imagine the world without her. She died on March 18, 2008, at the age of ninety-two. I cannot help remembering that when Simone de Beauvoir met Hazel in 1985, Hazel had sent her an essay, “Beauvoir and Sartre: Forms of Farewell.”