Upside Down Notebook

Putting the street into the notebook. By Ben Dangl

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Entries from January 2009

Notes from the Road: Book Tour Heads North

March 27th, 2007 · No Comments

We leave one road and step onto another. The buses give way to rumbling cars, the hostels to friends’ couches, the Spanish to English. I am now sometimes on the other side of the interviewer’s tape recorder. I had been working on the book,”The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia” (AK [...]

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The Price of Fire Goes on Tour

March 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia (the book) and Benjamin Dangl (the author) are on a reading tour now! See listings below. I’ll be presenting the book and talking about the movements and conflicts in Bolivia and elsewhere in Latin America. The discussions will cover the presidency of Evo Morales, [...]

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Paraguay to Uruguay: Wind Through a Supermarket

March 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Asuncion, Paraguay is a forest of buildings next to a river. Dengue fever is everywhere, and so are the mosquitoes and insect-killing gases. Guys with tanks on their back pump the poison through the neighborhood to save us. And the mosquitoes keep biting. Even the cold tea drink that is so popular here doesn’t keep [...]

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