Category: South America

Danica Jorden: Bolsonaro’s Revisionist History of Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration is embarking on a project of cultural and historical revision

Bree Busk: The popular assemblies at the heart of the Chilean uprising

Chile has a long history of radical neighborhood organizing — a tradition that is now put at the service of drafting a new constitution for a country in turmoil

Lucas Koerner: How Global North’s Left Media Helped Pave Way for Bolivia Coup

Progressive and alternative media in the Global North have long portrayed Bolivia’s deposed Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) government as repressive, pro-capitalist and anti-environment—all in the name of “left” critique

Raul Zibechi: Elections or autonomy?

Notes from a Trawün Mapuche in Chile

Forrest Hylton: Bolivia’s Coup Government Is a Far-Right Horror Show

The coup-makers that violently deposed Evo Morales last month haven’t even tried to hide their far-right politics. Racist revanchism, backed by Christian fundamentalism, is now the order of the day in Bolivia

Marcela Olivera: Talking About Ecuador’s Political Prisoners

Interview on various political prisoners in Ecuador who are supporters of former President Rafael Correa

Danica Jorden: Chileans Revolt After Being Told, “Get Up Earlier”

A few words that captured the arrogance of the ruling class have set in motion a popular movement and widespread unrest that started in Santiago, the capital city of Chile

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

Demonstration in Quito Ecuador, by Fabiana Lando/ As its very name suggests, Ecuador is geographically located in the middle of the world. And now, from all appearances, neoliberalism has decided to carry out its end-of-the-world maneuvers in this country. That is perhaps the reason it is coming to the realization that the Ecuadorean people are Read more…

Julia Soul: Teachers and Public Workers in Argentina Strike and Picket

The popular response was immediate. Thirty thousand people marched in Chubut; the teachers’ national union and the teamsters provincial union went on one-day strike September 5 to condemn the attacks.

Christopher Courtheyn: Colombia’s National Strike: Confronting the “Peace” of the Neoliberal State

A struggle over neoliberal peace is underway in Colombia. Dissent over an array of issues has converged into the largest uprising in the country’s history

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