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Category: Raúl Zibechi


The turns of neoliberalism

By: Raúl Zibechi The crisis of critical thinking; in other words, our way of comprehending the world so we can act to transform it, has led analysts to multiply not very precise concepts that tend to be more descriptive than…

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The third expansion of Zapatismo

THE EZLN ANNOUNCED THE EXPANSION OF ITS ZONE OF SELF-GOVERNMENT. By: Raúl Zibechi August 23, 2019 Despite being surrounded by the Mexican Army, the support bases of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) have managed to break the military, media…

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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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