Latin America: Sow Extractivism, Reap Violence

August 31, 2015 Eduardo Gudynas 0

It is slowly becoming evident that today’s extractivism is advancing in a context of increasing violence. The advance of extractivism through industries such as open air mining megaprojects, oil exploration in the Amazon, or single crop cultivation, has had enormous social, economic, territorial and environmental impacts.


Longtime Upside Down World Editor Moves On

“After 10 years I am stepping down as an editor at?Upside Down World. Unfortunately, other commitments have made it impossible for me to put the time and energy into this that I had in the past. Working on the editorial collective all of these years has been one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences in my life.” – Cyril Mychalejko


“Extractivism creates a society without subjects”: Raúl Zibechi on Latin American Social Movements

July 30, 2015 Vivi Benito 0

How have power relations within social movements changed since the implementation of government social policies? Why does the extractivist model create a society without subjects, or social actors? In this interview, Raúl Zibechi analyzes the social and economic situation and how it relates to social movements.


Roger Burbach, Presente!

June 18, 2015 Michael Fox 0

Roger Burbach passed away in Berkeley, California, on March 5 at the age of 70. The Latin Americanist academic, author and activist would have turned 71 on June 18.


Eduardo Galeano’s Words Walk the Streets of a Continent

April 13, 2015 Benjamin Dangl 0

The world lost one of its great writers today. Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano died at age 74 in Montevideo. With the small mountain of books and articles he left behind, Galeano gives us a language of hope, a way feel to feel rage toward the world while also loving it, a way to understand the past while carving out a better possible future.


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