The Sterile Illusion of Change from Above

by Raúl Zibechi Colombia, Ecuador and Chile all demonstrate recent processes that are relatively similar. Governments of the neoliberal right confronted long-lasting popular revolts, which opened breaches in domination and put governability in jeopardy. The political system responded by channeling the dispute into the institutional arena, with the approval and enthusiasm of the left. During the revolts, grassroots organizations were strengthened and new ones were created. In Chile, more than 200 territorial assemblies and more than 500 community kitchens in Santiago when the pandemic was declared. In Ecuador, they had the Parliament of Indigenous and Social Movements, with more than …

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Midterm Elections and the Fourth Transformation

AMLO’s Morena party survives this June 6th elections, albeit losing significant ground, in Mexico City and also among the middle class. While holding steady, the shifts pose a challenge to the Fourth Transformation in its second half. What does it mean for the future of national poltics?

We Are Not the Same?

Detailing the many recent violations against indigenous and campesino communities throughout Mexico, Magdalena Gomez questions AMLO’s assertion that he is not the same as previous administrations.

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