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Category: Gilberto López y Rivas


The historical meanings of the Kurdish revolution

By: Gilberto López Y Rivas The revolutionary experience of the Kurdish people, who have implemented, particularly in Rojava (northern Syria), what is called Democratic Confederalism, together with the autonomic governments of the Zapatista Mayas of the EZLN in Chiapas, constitute…

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Autonomy, insubordination and the radical Mapuche movement in Chile

By: Gilberto López y Rivas César Enrique Pineda’s book, The Wallmapu [1] burns: autonomy, insubordination and the radical Mapuche movement in Chile, UNAM-CIALC-Bajo Tierra editions (2018), [2] is singularly relevant within the ambit of research about social movements, original peoples…

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The anticapitalist struggle of the EZLN and the CNI-CIG

By: Gilberto López y Rivas The Second National Assembly of the National Indigenous Congress-Indigenous Governing Council-Zapatista National Liberation Army held from October 11 to 14 at the Cideci-Unitierra, in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, constituted a historic event. The…

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Fulfill the San Andrés Accords?

By: Gilberto López y Rivas It has become commonplace in the discourse of the political class, when talking about the original peoples, to repeat like a magic spell: “Fulfill the San Andrés Accords!” If this were truly one of the…

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Neoindigenism versus the autonomies of indigenous peoples

By: Gilberto López y Rivas If anthropology, as a science, was born with the original sin of being strictly linked to colonialism, and to the efforts to impose capitalist relations in the global ambit, anthropological discipline in Mexico arises from…

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It’s capitalism!

By: Gilberto López y Rivas Without a doubt, we’re experiencing an historic moment in contemporaneous Mexico, because for the first time in many decades the popular will expressed at the polls was respected; a State fraud was not imposed, nor…

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The imperial reaches of the Southern Command

THE IMPERIAL REACHES OF THE SOUTHERN COMMAND IN LATIN AMERICA, PART I By: Gilberto López y Rivas On February 15 of this year, Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, chief of the United States Southern Command, testified before that country’s Senate Armed…

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Collapse

By: Gilberto López y Rivas During the recent seedbed-roundtable “Looks, listens and words: Prohibited thinking?” Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano made frequent references and reflective comments about the book by Carlos Taibo, Collapse: Terminal capitalism, eco-social transition, eco-fascism (Buenos Aires: Libros de…

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Comandante Contreras

By: Gilberto López y Rivas The culminating moment of the recent Zapatista roundtable, “Looks, Listens, Words: prohibited thinking?” was full of emotion and prolonged and standing applause of those who filled the auditorium of the CIDECI-University of the Earth, was…

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Prohibited thinking?

By: Gilberto López y Rivas The seedbeds-roundtables organized by the EZLN, like the one that takes place this week in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, constitute spaces open to critical thinking about what occurs in Mexico, –and in the…

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