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Category: Raúl Zibechi


From confrontation to autonomy

By: Raúl Zibechi The history of the Autonomous Territorial Government of the Wampis Nation dates back to a half century ago, a process that led to the formation of the Huambisa Aguaruna Council in 1977, under the Peruvian military regime….

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Gramsci, Fanon and after

By: Raúl Zibechi Not so long ago someone wrote that what’s important is not who speaks, but rather from where he does it. Recently I was able to understand the central aspects of the Antonio Gramsci’s thinking about the campesino…

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Zibechi: The US-China war and the movements below

As Trump heads to Japan for the G20 and prepares to meet with Xi Jinping… By: Raúl Zibechi We are facing a war for global geopolitical supremacy, a technological and military war that assumes (for now) the form of a…

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Social control, the 21st Century thinking

By: Raúl Zibechi When the social control that states and corporations exercise becomes a mesh so fine that it traps and subjects all manifestations of daily life, is it important who governs? The concept of government (state national, federal or…

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Raúl Zibechi: “What the progressive governments have done is deepen capitalism” part 2

–What does the arrival of López Obrador represent for the American continent? -I would like to say that it represents something for the region, but I don’t think that it represents anything, because from the point of view of Latin…

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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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