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Zapatismo impacts processes of autonomy in Latin America

An interview with Raúl Zibechi 29 years after the EZLN Uprising, the journalist and popular educator Raúl Zibechi evaluates the validity of the Zapatismo of Chiapas in the social and indigenous movements of Latin America and the processes that they…

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Pablo González Casanova, a Latin American trajectory

By: Sebastián Rivera Mir* In the 1970s, the Argentine dictatorship decided to outlaw hundreds of books analyzing the continent’s social and political conditions. On Sociology of exploitation, by Pablo González Casanova [1], they declared that it was a book that…

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To gaze without seeing, to think without feeling: the limits of eurocentrism

By: Raúl Zibechi The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the consequent war between powers is having profound effects on critical thinking and movements, but in a divergent way in the North and in Latin America: differences and distances are deepening…

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US and the geopolitics of oil II

By: Carlos Fazio | Part 2 of 2 With arrogance and disdain, the Biden administration’s diplomacy of force circulates in several lanes. It’s the advantage of being an empire. After unleashing a proxy war against Russia in Ukraine to appropriate…

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Movements in the post-pandemic

By: Raúl Zibechi They toured the continent for months: Mexico, Colombia, Rio de Janeiro, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina. In all of them, similar situations are directly observed, which are added to the data that are arriving through other channels. Broadly speaking:…

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The sterile illusion of change from above

By: Raúl Zibechi Colombia, Ecuador and Chile show us relatively similar recent processes. Governments of the neoliberal right faced with large popular revolts of long duration, which opened gaps in domination and put governability in check. The political system responded…

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The right of self-determination of peoples and nations

By: Gilberto López y Rivas /Part 2 In the First World War there is an identification between the principle of nationalities and the right of peoples to align themselves, fundamentally through the Bolsheviks’ theory of political action, on the one…

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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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