Latin America: The Storms That are Coming

December 3, 2015 Raúl Zibechi 0

The end of the progressive cycle implies the dissolution of hegemonies and the beginning of a period of dominations, of greater repression against the organized popular sectors. Until now we have been commenting on the causes of the end of the cycle; now it’s necessary to start to comprehend the consequences, tremendous, unattractive, demolishing in many cases.

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Polinizaciones: Cross-Pollinating Experiences in Communications and Culture in Defense of Mother Earth

October 30, 2015 Polinizaciones Process 0

Polinizaciones started simply in 2007, as an initiative of an autonomous pollinator of the Beehive Collective to distribute Plan Colombia posters to communities engaged in land defense and directly impacted by the USA´s military intervention in the region as part of the “War on Drugs.” Since then, Polinizaciones has evolved and metamorphosed into a grassroots network of cultural workers and communicators that use Beehive Collective graphics, street theater, photo & video, murals, social cartography and other arts-based strategies in the promoting a culture of resistance.

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Interconnection Without Integration in South America: 15 Years of IIRSA

October 8, 2015 Raúl Zibechi 0

The biggest problem facing a project like the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA) is that major investments in infrastructure without strategic definitions can lead to carrying out projects for the sake of carrying them out. This only benefits big business and the large central states of the region, not small countries or communities. […]

Latin America: Sow Extractivism, Reap Violence

August 31, 2015 Eduardo Gudynas 0

It is slowly becoming evident that today’s extractivism is advancing in a context of increasing violence. The advance of extractivism through industries such as open air mining megaprojects, oil exploration in the Amazon, or single crop cultivation, has had enormous social, economic, territorial and environmental impacts.

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Longtime Upside Down World Editor Moves On

“After 10 years I am stepping down as an editor at Upside Down World. Unfortunately, other commitments have made it impossible for me to put the time and energy into this that I had in the past. Working on the editorial collective all of these years has been one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences in my life.” – Cyril Mychalejko

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Roger Burbach, Presente!

June 18, 2015 Michael Fox 0

Roger Burbach passed away in Berkeley, California, on March 5 at the age of 70. The Latin Americanist academic, author and activist would have turned 71 on June 18.

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