NATO Threats to the Heart of Abya Yala

Jorge Capelán Hydrographic basins of South America: In green, the Amazon basin,and in purple, the Rio de la Plata basin. In the face of a new wave of governments of self-defined progressive orientation in recent years in several countries of the region, there are alarming maneuvers by the United States and NATO to prevent a…

The Lula-López Obrador and Petro-Maduro Impact

Eduardo Paz Rada It has not only been the poor, marginalized, women, workers, Indians, peasants or students of Brazil who have celebrated the difficult electoral triumph of Lula da Silva on October 30, it has been all the Latin American and Caribbean people who have seen themselves represented in the figure of the metal worker…

Decolonizing RUNASUR: Trade Unions Challenged by Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Mirada Abya Yala Plurinationality is related to political cultural identity, territoriality, Mother Earth. Trade unionism, to a large extent, are modern actors (associated individuals) who seek to improve their working life conditions, and to a large extent assume that this welfare is achieved within the framework of the nation state (lethal with the…

Buenos Aires Declaration of RUNASUR: Integration of the Peoples for the Peoples

At a press conference held this noon at the Hotel Quagliaro of ATE, the documents prepared at the Plurinational Assembly constitutive of RUNASUR were presented. The General Secretary of the CTA, Hugo “Cachorro” Godoy opened the conference recalling that the Quagliaro hotel sheltered Evo and other Bolivian referents after the coup d’état of 2019, as…

RUNASUR Officially Established in Buenos Aires to Manifest a Plurinational America

A massive delegation of comrades of the CTA Autónoma, headed by its General Secretary, participated this weekend in the Plurinational Constitutive Assembly of RUNASUR towards a Plurinational America. With a Jallalla RUNASUR!, an ancestral ceremony and spiritual authorities summoning the ancestors and fighters of the people to guide all participants, and the delivery of welcome…

The Alliance of the Left in Guatemala for 2023

Ollantay ItzamnáMeeting of representatives of URNG and WINAQ. Without intending to do so, this left-wing alliance in Guatemala has created an exciting electoral context that will force voters outraged by corruption to choose between a left that seeks to maintain seats in Congress, and the MLP that proposes structural changes in the country through a…

The Colonial Left and Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Guard of Honor. Guatemala Plurinationality as an ethical and political proposal overturns the philosophical element constitutive of modernity, which is being one as the perfect and desired being. From this idealization of being one is born in the political sphere the idea of a single God in heaven and a single King on…

Western Threats to the Peoples of Abya Yala in Times of Multipolarity

Jorge Capelán We are living in truly historic times in the world: the times of the collapse of the greatest empire humanity has ever known. The West (the United States, Europe and a few other allies) still possesses considerable power, but in practice the world in many respects is now multipolar. What challenges does this…

Guatemala: Rallying for Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Communities and peoples on the move in Guatemala City. In recent years, this category has begun to be reflected upon as a response to the civilizing project of modernity that, through nation states, has continued to colonize and dispossess the territories of the original peoples. Therefore, the idea of plurinationality is necessarily linked…

The Sinuous Interference of the Clergy in the Processes of Hope in Abya Yala

Ollantay Itzamná Catholic bishop arrested in Nicaragua in rebellion against justice Regularly, in the Catholic Continent of Abya Yala, we do not hear news about “imprisonment” or “detention by justice” of bishops. Much less in countries with “progressive” governments. The “impunity” of the Catholic or evangelical hierarchy in these lands full of faith is almost…

Guatemala: Consensus of Unity for Plurinationality

Ollantay Itzamná Reading of the Declaration of the Consensus of Unity for Plurinationality There is no doubt that the political left (political parties) and the socio-cultural left (most of the NGOs created by the revolutionary vanguards) are in a historic dilemma: either they commit themselves to the articulation of the Consensus for Plurinational Unity, or…

Guatemala and the Progressive Wave in Abya Yala

Ollantay Itzamná The political results of “progressivism” were not the fruit of the articulation of traditional political parties, nor the product of electoral campaigns alone. In some countries such as Guatemala, some actors of the traditional left are beginning to assume the electoral political “imperative”: Now is the time! It is our turn! enthusiastic about…

France to Nationalize 100% of Electricity, What about Guatemala?

Ollantay Itzamná The socio-political movement CODECA, for more than a decade, has been proposing the renationalization of electricity for the electrical sovereignty of Guatemala. But, for raising this public policy, in the last three years, 24 defenders of the right to electricity belonging to this movement have been assassinated. The Prime Minister of France, Élisabeth…

Guatemala: “Political Unity” in the Imaginary of the Traditional Left

Ollantay Itzamná Indians and peasants cannot call for unity. The only ones qualified to call for unity, and to indicate the political route to the Indians, are the Indians and peasants. Indians and peasants should not call for unity, nor for any kind of political articulation. This is the other ideological conviction that prevents them…

National Strike in Ecuador Completes 15 Days, Struggle Continues

Tanya Wadhwa Hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorians held a massive march in capital Quito to mark 15 days of the national strike On June 27. (Photo: CONAIE/Twitter) Ecuadorian peasant, Indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations have vowed to continue fighting against poverty and deep inequalities in the country, despite persecution, criminalization and repression by the state Monday,…

Ecuador’s Uprising Escalates Despite Violent Government Repression

The Grayzone spoke with leaders of Ecuador’s indigenous movements, now engaged in ferocious street protests against the privatization policies of President Guillermo Lasso, a billionaire banker. The activists addressed their demands and the repression they have witnessed, including arrests and alleged assassination attempts. In part two of our series on Ecuador’s indigenous-led revolt against the…