#51 - November 2009

Vol. 23, No. 3
Latin America: The New Neoliberalism and Popular Mobilization
Edited by: 

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...


After September 11, 2001, George W. Bush declared "Infinite War" against terrorism, a war without end and one that would not be constrained by geography or time limits of any kind. This policy is not only wrong, but immoral, and failed...



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...



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...

Mançano Fernandes

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...


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...


Between April 9 and June 19, 2009, what started as a protest demanding attention to basic material and political rights by the most marginalized sectors of Peruvian society turned into a powerful and widespread...

Mario A.


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...

Simona V. Yagenova and Rocío

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...

Laura Meyer and María

Because Zanón is an example of work and freedom1

Zanón is a ceramics factory located in the remote and frigid Patagonian province of Neuquén. The experience of its workers in struggle has been recounted in...

Melvin Wulf, William Schaap, Len

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 on the Americas (...

Reviewed by Steve

George Yancy, Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).

One of the most hideous examples of arrogant eurocentric (white) pretense to...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by James W.

Ximena de la Barra and Richard A. Dello Buono, Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle: Another Region Is Possible

The December 1989 uprising in Venezuela’s capital-city of Caracas –...

Reviewed by Hobart

Capitalism Hits the Fan. Richard Wolff on the Economic Meltdown. A Media Education Foundation Production (mediaed.org) DVD 2009.

This video is a real tour de force....

Reviewed by Jesse

Randy Martin, An Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2007).

For all of the unknowns that this current economic...

Reviewed by Peter

Stanley Aronowitz, Against Schooling – Towards an Education That Matters (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2008).

The American system of public education was once envied worldwide. While there were a...

Reviewed by Richard

Richard Duffee, The Slow News of Need, Vol. 1 (Stamford, CT: Yuganta Press, 2008).

Time Against Time

Unifying The Slow News of Need, Richard Duffee’s provocative and...

Reviewed by George

Pauline Kaldas and Khaled Mattawa eds, Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology Of Contemporary Arab American Fiction  (University of Arkansas Press, 2009).

The first edition...

Reviewed by Daniel

Samir Amin, The World We Wish To See: Revolutionary Objectives in the Twenty-First Century (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2008).

This book is an important reaffirmation of the necessity for revolution...


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...