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Zibechi: When war no longer saves the system

By: Raúl Zibechi Many data indicate that the large companies of the military-industrial complex have been obtaining juicy profits since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But other data assure the opposite; they say that the capitalist crisis…

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The political economy of revolt  

… Indigenous people on a local bus in 2021 Cali, Colombia protests against tax increases. Photo: Al Jazeera By: Raúl Zibechi Oaxaca 2006, Quito 2019, Cali 2021. They are just some of the Latin American cities that experienced important revolts…

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The urgency of educating (ourselves) in self-defense  

By: Raúl Zibechi When the system has become death. When capitalism is synonymous with risk to life, environment and peoples. When the great works to accumulate capital go hand in hand with femicides and genocides, we should stop to think…

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Let’s not get crushed by geopolitics

By: Raúl Zibechi Geopolitics deals with imperial thoughts and ways of seeing the world, at the service of the most powerful states. It emerged that way and continues to be so, although some intellectuals persist in a sort of “left…

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The Zapatistas and the invasion of Ukraine

By: Raúl Zibechi The EZLN’s March 2 communiqué “There will be no scenery after the battle,” fixes the Zapatista position in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in a concise and forceful way, supported in the political ethic…

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Neoliberal culture shows cracks, but has not been defeated

Latin American progressivism has failed to promote a left, alternative and radiant replacement in that region By: Luis Hernández Navarro / Part 2 of 2 One of the great weaknesses of Latin American progressivism and something that explains its partial…

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The Chinese Dragon and Latin America

The Chinese locomotive advances nonstop. Already the main driver of the global economy. And according to a report of McKinsey Global Institute, it has surpassed the United States as the richest nation on the planet (https://mck.co/2ZdpRxc). By: Luis Hernández Navarro…

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Tour for life and hope

By: Raúl Zibechi In all corners of the world those above are perpetrating a silent genocide of Native and Black peoples, of campesino and poor people, of the city and the countryside. The Turkish Army invades northern Syria, devastating Kurdish…

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Critical thought and the pandemic

By: Raúl Zibechi One of the main characteristics of critical thought has been its uneasiness, its capacity to disturb the common places, to question established knowledge and shake off the drowsiness of inertia. It was always thinking that went against…

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Pandemic and civilization collapse

By: Raúl Zibechi In its effects and consequences, the pandemic is the great war of our days. As happened with the two conflagrations of the 20th century or with the black plague of the 14th century, the pandemic is the…

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