“Muchas veces debemos cambiar todos nuestros conceptos, no solamente los conceptos generales, los conceptos sociales o filosóficos, sino también, a veces, los conceptos médicos”– Ernesto Che Guevara Inspirado en los principios del Che Guevara, y […]
The culture of Mapuche poetry has evolved into three distinctive forms: traditional, intellectual and urban. David Aniñir Guilitraro, an urban Mapuche poet from Santiago, has created a literary realm which connects the history of the Mapuche struggle to the social problems which the people face today. Guilitraro describes his book, Mapurbe, as ‘a poetic concept of identity’ which harbors ‘revenge against everything’.
Source: Democracy Now In Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos has praised U.S. approval of the “free trade” deal, calling it “historic.” Critics though are warning the trade agreement will undermine Colombian sovereignty and human rights. […]
Source: IndigenousNews.Org On Tuesday, October 11th, members from the Aché community of Chupa Pou sent individuals armed with bows and arrows into a 2,000-hectare (nearly 5,000 acres) area to defend it from Brazilian farmers who were […]
In this year of growing popular protests worldwide, demands for political and economic equality have burst forth in the Middle East, Europe and even in the United States. Further south in the Americas, civil society organization over the past decade brought social movement leaders to state power and marginalized peoples’ rights to national agendas. In this interview, Uruguayan intellectual and journalist Raúl Zibechi gives us a South American perspective of the momentous changes taking place globally, through a focus on the inaugural mobilizations in the Middle East.
Source: Americas Program In mid-2010, the Brazilian press announced what had already been predicted on the international stage: China became the second largest economy in the world, after the United States. In five years it […]
This report from Liberty Plaza connects tactics and philosophies surrounding the Occupy Wall Street movement with similar movements in Latin America, from the popular assemblies and occupation of factories during Argentina’s economic crisis in 2001-2002, to grassroots struggles for land in Brazil.
As public universities across the country go on strike, thousands of students are discussing the next step on how to make sure the reform isn’t passed. The main focus of criticism for the reform is Law 30, which would break from the past and allow for private businesses to run schools for profit.
In this interview Salvadoran activist Carolina Amaya says that the challenge of social movements is to deconstruct the false paradigm of development that triggered the economic and environmental crisis that puts the life of our civilization at risk.