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Weaving the Rebellion: Plan 3000, Center of Resistance in Eastern Bolivia

For Mariel and her whole family, for being part of this quilt of insubordinations. Thank you, sister. “The oligarchy won’t enter here, they won’t send a Rubén Costas here…vamos, vamos! Go on, comrades, with the shields! Go on…” Between the fireworks … Continue reading

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The MST and Agrarian Reform in Brazil*

This article offers a brief reflection on the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) and the recent changes that have taken place in the politics of the Brazilian land reform. Land reform is a territorial policy that does not address the full … Continue reading

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Another Perspective, Another Democracy1

Prologue We came to the Festival with immense outrage. Atenco, Oaxaca, Gaza, the shot that killed Alexis – all of them came with us. And we were in Zapatista territories, which were under the daily attack. We came with the … Continue reading

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Indigenous People’s Struggles against Transnational Mining Companies in Guatemala: The Sipakapa People vs GoldCorp Mining Company*

Territory and Struggle Under Neoliberalism The global context has a decisive influence on the form and content of people’s struggles. The cycle of social struggles currently underway in Guatemala is partly a response to structural and historical demands, which have … Continue reading

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Remembering Philip Agee

Talks given at a Memorial for Philip Agee held at the West Side Y in New York City, on May 3, 2009. For more information on Agee see Chris John Agee, “Bridging the Gap: Philip Agee, 1935-2008,” in NACLA Report … Continue reading

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Reviews: Latin America’s Left Move

Ximena de la Barra and Richard A. Dello Buono, Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle: Another Region is Possible (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009). The 2008 economic crash and subsequent election of Barack Obama ended the neoconservative stranglehold over … Continue reading

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Notes on Contributors

Atilio A. Boron is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Buenos Aires and Director of PLED, the Latin American Program of Distance Education in the Social Sciences of the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación Floreal Gorini. His most … Continue reading

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The 2008 Indigenous and Popular Minga in Colombia: Civil Resistance and Alternative Communication Practices*

Introduction The word minga comes from the indigenous Quechua language of the Andean region, and refers to a collective work effort whereby everybody in the community commits all their resources and time to achieve a common objective. A minga can … Continue reading

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Prometheus Unbound in Caracas

Pity the self-despising slaves of Heaven, Not me, within whose mind sits peace serene, As light in the sun, throned… How vain is talk! Call up the fiends. — Percy Bysshe Shelley Along with the ‘new world order’ that has … Continue reading

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Latin America: The New Neoliberalism and Popular Mobilization

The December 1989 uprising in Venezuela’s capital-city of Caracas – known as the caracazo – against the free-market reforms of then president Carlos A. Pérez marked the beginnings of a two-decade wave of militant popular mobilizations against neoliberalism across Latin … Continue reading

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