Neoliberal Globalization in Crisis

Alvaro García Linera International Course “State, Politics and Democracy in Latin America”. We are living through the unforeseen combination of four mutually reinforcing crises: a medical crisis, economic crisis, environmental crisis, and political crisis. A situation of enormous perplexity and anguish. It seems that society and the world have lost their way, direction, their destiny….

On Vargas Llosa and Putrid Liberalism

Alvaro Garcia Linera “Neoliberalism is degenerating into a complex neo-fascism,” writes Alvaro Garcia Linera. All things age: living organisms, people, and ideas. It is the tough reality of the second law of thermodynamics. But there are dignified ways to do it, staying true to the principles at which the zenith of one’s existence was reached,…

India in the Face of Neoliberalism, Pandemic as Part of the Tragedy

Misión Verdad India’s structural conflict is a product of inequality as a continuation of colonization and a caste system that prevails in its society (Photo: PTI). In times of global pandemic, the neoliberal drift, a continuation of a colonial system, continues to test emerging countries that will have to confront their internal contradictions in order…

Black Alliance for Peace: Fascism Was Born in the Colonies, Not Europe

Ajamu Baraka, the former Green Party vice presidential candidate and current national organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace – a member of the Black is Back Coalition — says Europe must be “de-centered” from discussions of fascism. African people need to “reject the assumption that fascism was something new and unique to Europe in…

45 Years After the Genocidal Coup in Argentina

Revista Crisis Argentinians rallying for their missing sons and daughters in Buenos Aires, circa 1980. A seven-year night On March 24, 1976 the sixth coup d’état to the bourgeois-democratic constitutional order of its history as a republic took place in Argentina. The Armed Forces were the visible face of it, leading the self-styled “National Reorganization…

Neoliberalism Was Born in Chile. Neoliberalism Will Die in Chile.

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, The Tenth Newsletter (2021) Daniel Jadue speaks to Vijay Prashad. Daniel Jadue is the mayor of Recoleta, a commune that is part of the expanding city of Santiago, Chile. His office is on the sixth floor of a municipal building in whose lower reaches one can find a pharmacy, an…

The Crisis and the Venezuelan Working Class: A Conversation with Pedro Eusse

Cira Pascual Marquina Pedro Eusse joined the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) in 1979 when he was just 17 and working in a chicken factory. Now, Eusse is a member of the party’s political bureau and charged with coordinating worker and trade union issues. Eusse is also the General Coordinator of the Cruz Villegas Class-conscious…

Omali Yeshitela: “Fascism”Is Invoked When Bad Things Happen to White People

The question of fascism emerges “when one sector of the ruling class introduces measures that bear some resemblance to the colonial condition that Africans and other oppressed peoples live with all the time,” said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. Yeshitela cautioned against “uniting with one…

How Western NGOs and Charities Are Perpetuating Poverty in Africa

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza In these contemporary times, Africa is still a charity case for Western superpowers and their aid industry, while turning a blind eye to the root, structural causes of poverty. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other Western charities have largely filled the vacuum left in service delivery in most African countries. NGOs play a…

Is Democracy an End or an Instrument?

Emir Sader The strategy of the left of the 21st century combines the democratic struggle of the masses with the radical democratization of the State and of all social, economic, political and cultural structures. For a long time, the left was accused of privileging the conquest of better living conditions for the population, rather than…