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Category: Raúl Zibechi


The expansion of the Mapuche movement

By: Raúl Zibechi Leaving Temuco, in the heart of Mapuche territory, extensive pine plantations surround villages and towns, like waves that hover over people of the earth, “natural” wire fences of a monstrous concentration camp. The highways and roads crowded…

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A qualitative leap in the storms

By: Raúl Zibechi. “We are entering a new normal. Things are not like they were 10 years ago.” Phrases don’t belong to any intellectual, but rather to someone really important: the chief of a California county’s firefighters. They integrate the…

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Frantz Fanon: from decolonization to critical thought

  By: Raúl Zibechi One must put oneself on the side of the oppressed in any circumstance, even when they are wrong, without losing sight, however, that they are made of the same clay as their oppressors. Emil Cioran Frantz Fanon…

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The next imperialism

By: Raúl Zibechi Towards the end of this century China will be the new hegemon, replacing the United States as the world leader, the only question being whether there will be nuclear war during the process. It’s curious that a…

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Narco-states versus freedom

By: Raúl Zibechi Wealth accumulated by the one percent is being protected by an alliance between drug trafficking networks and sectors of the state apparatus that serve the interests of large multinationals but at the same time have been formed…

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Half a century of popular education

By: Raúl Zibechi Among the multiple creations that illuminated the “1968 world revolution” (a concept coined by Immanuel Wallerstein), popular education is one of the most transcendental, since it has changed in depth the ways we conceive and practice the…

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The Catalonia below and to the left

By: Raúl Zibechi Things look different from a distance. Contours are barely distinguishable and large objects monopolize vision, while smaller ones are almost invisible. Not to mention what happens underground. Only in nearness, in the sharing of experiences and times,…

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Counter-tendencies of the US decline

By: Raúl Zibechi In periods of global systemic chaos it’s easy to confuse reality with desires, even more so when there are authentic facts that give rise to thinking that what we desired for a long time seems to be…

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The strategy of the 1% and ours

By: Raúl Zibechi In recent days two facts illuminate the strategy of the richest 1 percent of humanity. Towards the end of January the media divulged an Oxfam study, wherein is asserts that of all the wealth generated in 2017…

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Silent insurrections

By: Raúl Zibechi Big changes always begin through small movements, invisible to the analysts of above and to the big media, as one of the communiqués from Zapatismo points out. Before thousands of people occupy the big avenues, underground processes…

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