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Marina Sitrin: May Day: A Success Before it Began in the US

 We succeeded before we began. May Day has been retaken in the US. We are now again a part of the rest of the globe – where May Day is one where we celebrate our power – people’s power – that of workers, precarious and unionized, immigrants and migrants, radicals of all sorts, from the Read more…

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Marina Sitrin: May Day: A Success Before it Began in the US

 We succeeded before we began. May Day has been retaken in the US. We are now again a part of the rest of the globe – where May Day is one where we celebrate our power – people’s power – that of workers, precarious and unionized, immigrants and migrants, radicals of all sorts, from the Read more…

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Marina Sitrin: The Politics of Impatience: An open letter from anarchists to the anarchist movement

 The Politics of Impatience:  An open letter from anarchists to the anarchist movement Dear friends, As anarchists from a variety of different projects and political perspectives, mostly in the U.S., we are inspired by the courage of students fighting for access to public universities in New York, California, and everywhere. At a time when politicians Read more…

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Marina Sitrin: For the Love of Libros – A Book Fair and a Fortress

Imagine yourself in front of a 16th century fortress facing the Malecon in Old Havana, Cuba. The fortress occupies a vast expanse of land with a wall that extends the length of the fortress, surrounded by a deep moat, once legend to have been filled with crocodiles. The fortress is comprised of underground tunnels, old Read more…

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Marina Sitrin: Farmers Strike in Argentina: Was it a Victory and Where Is the Left?

The four-month long farmers’ strike that at times paralyzed parts of the Argentine economy is over. The big question now is, who won, the right or the left. In most struggles this is not even a question, much less a complicated one. In Argentina, and for those around the world following this impressive struggle it Read more…

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Marina Sitrin: Does a Referendum Manifest Power? Where is Power? The Case of Bolivia

One of the biggest questions facing social movements in Latin America over the course of the past decade is the question of power. Where is power? What is power? And how to organize in relationship to the answers to these questions. Various paths have emerged since the late 1980s with the growth of the Landless Read more…

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Marina Sitrin: Organizing for Justice: Inside the Anti-G8

Organizing for Justice: Inside the Anti-G8 By Marina Sitrin and David Solnit and Asha Colazione and Sarah Lazare For our other dispatches from Japan and the counter G8 events: http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/www.alternet.org/89425 The G8 delegates may have boarded their planes and flown home, another year’s summit having come to a close. But for many, this is just Read more…

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