Tag Archives: Raúl Zibechi

Acapatzingo: An autonomous community in resistance

Societies change from daily local practice, in defined autonomous spaces, because autonomy is the perimeter that protects counterhegemonic practices. Autonomy is the means by which other worlds can exist, worlds that need protection by virtue of being different. When and … Continue reading

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Latin America: From ungovernability to chaos

Raúl Zibechi is perhaps one of the most significant and lucid writers today on “social movements” in latin america. Below, we share a recent text authored by him, in translation. We also share a conference-conversation with Zibechi and Rita Segato … Continue reading

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Chile: The illusions of constitutional politics

Over two days (May 15 and 16), chileans were called upon to vote for representatives for a “Constitutional Convention”. The results were a victory for “the Left”, announcing thereby the end of the Pinochet era constitution of 1980, the neoliberal … Continue reading

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Raúl Zibechi: Rebellions against hegemony in latin america

From Roarmag (21/05/2021) … State, power and society in Latin America: an interview with Raúl Zibechi From state violence and neoliberal extractivism to Colombia’s general strike and Zapatismo: militant journalist Raúl Zibechi reflects on the state of Latin America today. … Continue reading

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Raúl Zibechi: Mapping militant mutual aid

Raúl Zibechi has been actively chronicling examples of mutual aid throughout latin america that are of enormous importance for the understanding of what is politically possible in times of crisis and pandemic. His work can be followed in spanish at … Continue reading

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Evo Morales: The fall of a “left government”

From Raúl Zibechi, reflections on the fall of Evo Morales and a “leftwing” government; a story repeats itself … Bolivia: The Extreme Right Takes Advantage of a Popular Uprising Raúl Zibechi (Toward Freedom 11/11/2019) What caused the fall of the … Continue reading

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Ecuador: Finding direction in an insurrection

Raúl Zibechi’s reading of the most recent revolt in ecuador unveils a shift in the radical politics of the americas (and perhaps beyond) – one announced earlier, embryonically, in the movements-insurrections of this century – and which we might wish … Continue reading

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On non-state power: Raúl Zibechi

Collective labor underpins the commons, and is the true material base that produces and reproduces living communities, based on relations of reciprocity and mutual help rather than the hierarchical and individualized relations at the core of state institutions. The community … Continue reading

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Autonomy as societies in movement: Raúl Zibechi

Autonomy and difference go hand in hand, because autonomy implies that people have the right to govern themselves completely, “to determine their own form of government, their own sociocultural practices, and their own economic organization” (Díaz Polanco and Sánchez 2002, 45). This point … Continue reading

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The complete domination of time: Raúl Zibechi

We share below, in translation,  a reflection by uruguayan essayist and activist Raúl Zibechi (La Jornada 07/08/2015) on the contemporary political paradigm of the concentration camp. With references to historian Josep Fontana  and philosopher Giorgio Agamben, the short essay serves … Continue reading

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