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Capitalism in criminal mode

By: Raúl Zibechi In Latina America a criminal or mafia capitalism is expanding geometrically, in whose practices the differences between formality, informality and crime dissolve, as Peruvian researcher Francisco Durand maintains and how he has previously analyzed the Argentine Marcelo…

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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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The lefts in the face of Dora Maria Téllez

By: Raúl Zibechi Some time ago, Mónica Baltodano commented that the repression of the Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo dictatorship is even worse than that of Anastasio Somoza, against whom the Sandinistas took up arms. I confess that Monica’s statement…

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Being different, to save the world

By: Raúl Zibechi All the efforts of the ruling class are focused on eliminating or flattening differences in the ways of life, in the daily practices of peoples, classes and individuals, with respect to the dominant culture. For this purpose,…

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Understanding the new right, in order to combat it

By: Raúl Zibechi It’s very common that we face new challenges with attitudes and ideas born in previous contexts that, therefore, don’t adjust to the emerging realities. Something similar happens with the new right: We are content with using adjectives…

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Spirituality and autonomy

By: Raúl Zibechi Those of us who have been trained in materialism and Eurocentric critical thought have serious difficulties in comprehending and assuming the role of spirituality in the emancipatory processes. We are deeply dependent on Marx’s famous phrase that…

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The extreme right took root in our societies

By: Raúl Zibechi If anyone has the illusion that the extreme right is a passing phenomenon, the first round of the Brazilian elections should convince us otherwise. It’s here to stay, as happens in Italy, the United States, Chile, Colombia…

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Mexico III. Father Marcelo: “The earth groans the pains of childbirth”

Raúl Zibechi interviews Father Marcelo By: Raúl Zibechi “We are living something similar to the times of Jesus. The Romans had no mercy. The narco has no mercy,” says Father Marcelo Pérez, sitting in the dining room of the parish…

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Autonomy and dignity don’t depend on numbers

By: Raúl Zibechi In the cities, when we go to demonstrations, one of the usual comments is about the number of people that attended. This attitude is part of our traditional white and urban traditional left political culture, which has…

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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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