Tag Archives: Raul Zibechi

Zibechi at Sendas, Chiapas – New Pathways, New Hopes, New Challenges

September 11th, a notorious date in a number of calendars and geographies, saw Raul Zibechi presenting his latest book “Mundos otros y pueblos en movimiento” at Sendas (Pathways/paths) in San Cristobal de Las Casas. The event marked the coming together of well-trodden paths in this joint venture between Schools for Chiapas and Imaginarte, and this time with La Cosecha. Other paths and collectives also converged leading to a lively and interesting debate, and rays of hope that shed some light on the dark times that we traverse. 

The Decline of the Plurinational Current

by Raúl Zibechi

The proposal of plurinationality, which promotes the construction of a plurinational state, had broad support to overcome the asymmetries between the nation-state and the indigenous nations and peoples. However, this current is in stark decline, while the other current that runs through the peoples in movement, the autonomist current, continues its slow but steady growth.

Journey for Life, “Pathways” to New Encounters

This week sees the opening of a new cultural center in San Cristobal de Las Casas, “Sendas” (pathways). This joint venture of Schools for Chiapas and Imaginarte seeks to offer a space to share information about the cultures and histories of indigenous peoples in resistance in Chiapas to promote a center for learning, exchange and arts.

As part of the inaugural process, Uruguayan author Raul Zibechi will present his latest publication “Mundos otros y pueblos en movimiento” (Other Worlds and Peoples in Movement) in Sendas on Sunday, September 11th.

A World Without A Hegemonic Power

Raul Zibechi points out that in this moment, those of us below must not distract ourselves with the circus above but rather, take root in the cracks of the crumbling hegemony and set our sights on autonomy.

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 […]