Why the Victory of the Indigenous Movement in Ecuador is Not Total?

Marco Teruggi There are celebrations in Ecuador. They began Sunday night when the national government and the Indigenous movement centrally grouped in the Coordinadora de Nacionalidades Indígenas de Ecuador (Conaie) announced that they had reached an agreement on Decree 883, which removed gasoline subsidies. The response was twofold. On the one hand, the streets were…

The Battle of Ecuador is Latin America’s Fight for Sovereignty, Democracy and Prosperity

The state of emergency, transfer of the government to the city of Guayaquil, military deployment, absurd accusations of interference by Venezuela, curfew and assassinations at the hands of the security forces. Workers, women, students, teachers, professionals, peasants and indigenous people, the drones, as Moreno defined them, corner a government that is implementing measures defined by…

The Win-Win Situation Hidden Behind the Amazonia Fires

Real World Radio “How agribusiness and financial markets profit from the devastation of the world´s largest tropical forest”. In this first part of a series of two audio-visual reports, Friends of the Earth Brazil unravels the forces behind the crimes that take place in Brazilian forests. In its second part, the organization analyzes, together with…

Social Reproduction: A Theoretical Framework with Organizing Potential

Hannah Dickinson Bioretention Gardens in Detroit. Source: University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. The following article first appeared in Breaking the Chains magazine, which you can purchase here. Cooking meals, accessing healthcare, doing the laundry, caring for children and the elderly, and taking out the trash are daily activities. We rarely think of…

Venezuela’s Altos de Lídice Commune

“We need to transcend to the communal government…to the structures of communal power, popular power, self-government, communal auditing, and general self-management.” Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías Álo Presidente Teórico N. 1 June 11, 2009 The Altos de Lídice Commune is an urban commune located in western Caracas. Formed less than two years ago, the commune emerged…

The Two Phases of the Destabilizing Offensive Against Evo Morales

Hugo Moldiz Mercado An offensive in two phases, to be developed before and after the October 20 elections in Bolivia, is part of the destabilization strategy that the opposition bloc is deploying against Evo Morales and the continuity of the Process of Change. It is entering the final two weeks until an election of great…

ALBA Movimientos Declaration: Stop the Genocide of the Kurdish People

Again the despot of Turkey, Recip Erdogan attacks the Kurdish people again under the account of fight against “terrorists”. This time under the protection of the USA, which by Trump’s decision abandons the battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The main terrorist is Erdogan himself with his neo-Otomomanist dictatorship and the main threat to peace…

The Crisis of Rentier Capitalism in Venezuela

Cira Pascual Marquina Oscar Figuera is secretary-general of the Venezuelan Communist Party (henceforth PCV or Communist Party). As a 17-year-old metal worker in Aragua state, he began union organizing with the Venezuelan Worker’s Unitary Central (CUTV, the PCV’s union). In 1986 he became Secretary-General of the PCV union. Figuera was elected to Venezuela’s National Assembly…

Under Capitalism, Even Water is a Tool of Oppression

* Meg Hill A man sells bottled water in Lagos, Nigeria PHOTO: Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye All life depends on water. It covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, makes up 60 percent of our bodies and literally falls from the sky. It’s abundant and indispensable. But under capitalism, even water is a tool of social domination….