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Category: Raúl Zibechi


The end of democratic societies in Latin America

By: Raúl Zibechi Scene 1: Weeks ago, a cultural center of Munro, a place in the northern zone of Buenos Aires, presented the Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro, one of the more potent tango bands in current Argentina. At a certain…

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Raúl Zibechi: What I learned from the Mexican people

By: Raúl Zibechi I had the immense good fortune of having been in Mexico City on September 19. At 1:15 pm we were with compañero and friend Luis Hernández Navarro near colonia Juárez. In the following days I was with…

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The dispute for urban territory

By: Raúl Zibechi Seated in a round in which more than 100 persons participate, Mari launches a sentence that is, at the same time, a whole political program: “If those below don’t look at ourselves, no one else looks at…

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The subjects of revolutionary waves are the movements, not the States

[Your friendly CompaManuel blogger just bought the book described below and shares some of its ideas through this interview in Spanish that we translated into English.] By FM La Caterva Progressivism seems to be in crisis in a good part…

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Macri’s war against the Mapuche people

By: Raúl Zibechi “This is the new Desert Campaign, only not with the sword but with education,” said Esteban Bullrich, then Minister of Education and Sports upon inaugurating a hospital and school in September of last year (goo.gl/JxD7Wl). Beyond the…

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The colonial State and revolution

By: Raúl Zibechi A century has passed since Lenin would write one of the most important pieces of critical thought: The State and Revolution. The work was written in between the two revolutions of 1917, the one in February that…

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Elections and the powers from below

By: Raúl Zibechi In recent decades the political culture of the left converted elections into the principal barometer of its success or failure, of advances or setbacks. In fact, the electoral conjuncture became the axis of political action of the…

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The “democratic” dictatorship of the powerful

By: Raúl Zibechi We’re lacking ideas. The mind doesn’t think with information but rather with ideas, as Fritjof Capra emphasizes in La trama de la vida (The web of life). In this tremendous transition/storm that we experience, we need lucidity…

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The era of ungovernability in Latin America

  By: Raúl Zibechi On our Latin American continent the global geopolitical disarticulation translates into a growing ungovernability that affects governments of all political currents. Forces capable of establishing order in each country do not exist, nor do they exist…

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Zibechi: They assassinate journalists to discipline the media

By: Raúl Zibechi They are not, they cannot be, the collateral and undesired effects of the war on drugs. Critical journalists are one of the objectives; not the only one, because the principal target continues to be those below that…

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