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Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
Anti-Capitalism or Anti-Imperialism?: Interwar Authoritarian and Fascist Sources of A Reactionary Ideology: The Case of the Bolivian MNR
Goldner, Loren
Article
2011
Recounts the evolution of the core pre-MNR intelligentsia and future leadership of the movement and its post-1952 government from anti-Semitic, pro-fascist, pro-Axis ideologues in the mid-1930?s to b...
Bolivia After the Referendum: Against The Current vol. 137
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2008
The month following Bolivia's recall referendum on August 10, 2008 tragically confirmed the class polarization of that country. The right-wing autonomists of the Santa Cruz, Pando, Beni, Tarija and Su...
Bolivia: Evo Morales' First 100 Days: Against The Current vol. 123
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2006
On December 18, 2005 the Movimiento al Socialismo (Movement Toward Socialism, MAS) party won an historic 54% of the popular vote in the Bolivian general elections. MAS leader Evo Morales, an indigeno...
Bolivia: WikiLeaks Expose US Conspiracy
Fuentes, Federico
Article
2011
Recently released United States embassy cables from Bolivia have provided additional insight to the events leading up to the September 2008 coup attempt against the Andean country’s first indigenous p...
Bolivian gas conflict: Connexipedia Article
Article
A social confrontation in Bolivia centering on the exploitation of the country's vast natural gas reserves.
Bolivian reality versus the 'extractivism' debate
Fuentes, Federico
Article
2014
Some left critics of progressive governments in South America point to differences between 'pro-extractivists' and 'anti-extractivists.' Federico Fuentes says that framework hinders real understanding...
Bolivians Demand Justice for 2003 Gas War Massacre: Thousands March in El Alto
Dangl, Benjamin
Article
2014
Thousands of people marched in El Alto, Bolivia on October 17th, 2014 to demand justice for the 2003 massacre of over 60 people during the country’s Gas War under the Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (Goni) ...
Bolivia's Autonomist Right -- A Dangerous Threat: Against The Current vol. 135
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2008
Autonomist right-wing forces in the Bolivian department (state) of Santa Cruz — acting through the offices of the prefecture (governorship) and Santa Cruz Civic Committee — held an illegal May 4 reren...
Bolivia's Growing Crisis: Against The Current vol. 155
Anonymous
Article
2011
A confrontation between the government of Bolivian president Evo Morales and a part of his indigenous social base is leading to a serious political crisis. A violent police assault on indigenous commu...
Bolivia's Uncertain Revolution: Against The Current vol. 155
Paley, Dawn
Article
2011
Bolivia under the presidency of Evo Morales has become a favorite topic among progressives and social democrats, who have likened his ascendency to the nation’s highest post as nothing short of revolu...
The Cochabamba Water War of 2000 in 2014: Today's Betrayers Will Not Erase Our Memory
Olivera, Oscar
Article
2014
Today's betrayers will not erase our memory: Fourteen years ago we won, today it seems like we lost, but we have to rise again to win, and we already know how to do it. From April 4 to 14 in the year ...
Connexions Library: South America Focus
Website
2009
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on South America.
The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
Kovel, Joel
Book
2002
We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the de...
Guinea Pigs Spell Independence for Women
Salazar, Milagros
Article
2009
Raising guinea pigs has become an important means for Peruvian women to earn money to support their families, as well as to learn how to defend their rights.
Hugo Chávez and the Crisis of the Dependent Countries: Nationalism, Populism & Democracy
Almeyra, Guillermo
Article
1999
THE SMASHING ELECTORAL triumph of Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chávez, previously imprisoned because of his participation in a failed military coup against the government of Venezuelan President Carlos And...
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
News & Letters: Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2006 - 2007
Article
2006
We aim to help fill the void on the question of "what happens after" by creatively rethinking and restating his concept of "revolution in permanence" for today.
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1971
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2014: Libertarian Socialism
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
The topic of the week is Libertarian Socialism. Articles on no-state solutions in Kurdistan; right-wing dirty tricks used to attack labour and environmental groups; scientists unravelling the risks of...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015: SYRIZA
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaig...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016: Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
The Politics of Extractivism: Book Review of "Geopolítica de la Amazonía: Poder hacendal-patrimonial y acumulación capitalista" by Alvaro García Linera
Beaulieu, Devin; Postero, Nancy
Article
2013
García Linera's work is most certainly an expression of the dramatic changes in Bolivia and the "cultural and democratic revolution" Morales and his MAS party claim to have inaugurated.
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Revolution against "progress": the TIPNIS struggle and class contradictions in Bolivia
Webber, Jeffery
Article
2012
Evo Morales's green light to a decades-old project to build a highway connecting Villa Tunari north to San Ignacio de Moxos through the indigenous territory and national park known as TIPNIS (Territor...
Socialist Register 2013: Volume 49: The Question of Strategy
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2013
This, the 49th volume of the Socialist Register examines the choices faced by the left today, the models of strategy available to it, and the innovations that are being made by groups as they organize...
The Techno-Fantasies of Evo Morales: The Consequences of Modernization
Glendinning, Chellis
Article
2010
There are two different Evo Morales: the one who makes international eco-proclamations and the one, at home, who is pushing dams, uranium excavation, cell towers, and mega-highways.
Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political
Rebick, Judy
Book
2009
Rebick champions new ways of achieving political goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship.
The War on Democracy
Pilger, John (director)
Film/Video
2007
This film by John Pilger explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
Montesanti, Edu
Article
2016
Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine demo...
Water War in Bolivia: Against The Current vol. 117
Hearse, Phil
Article
2005
¡Cochabamba! is a window on the potential for liberation, and on the strategic challenges, of our times. Oscar Olivera, one of the key leaders of the struggle, and Tom Lewis, a member of the editorial...
A Window on Indigenous Life: Intimate Indigeneities: Race, Sex and History in the Small Space of Andean Life (Book Review)
Ari-Chachaki, Waskar T.
Article
2015
Book Review of Andrew Canessa's Intimate Indigeneities: Race, Sex and History in the Small Space of Andean Life.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Crossroads International
CCI fosters global understanding by placing Canadian volunteers in the developing world, placing volunteers from developing nations in Canada, and sponsoring community education programs. Each year, m...
CounterCurrents.org
An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
Hands Off Venezuela
The group expresses solidarity with the Bolivian Revolution, opposition to imperial intervention in Venezuela and builds direct links with revolutionary and trade unions to assist the movement in Vene...
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
PLAN International Canada
Plan International Canada strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Sout...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Latin American Parliament
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated from the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of universal suffrage in countries that ratifie...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Union of South American Nations
The Union of South American Nations (Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties - UZAN, Portuguese: Uniao de Na‡oes Sul-Americanas - UNASUL, Spanish: Uni¢n de Naciones Suramericanas - UNASUR) is an intergovernmental union integrating...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

Sources Library

Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Largest Urban Cable Car Soars Over 'Desperate' Commuters of La Paz
Shahriari, Sara
2014
The La Paz region's new cable car system will transform the lives of commuters between La Paz, Bolivia and the mountaintop of El Alto, who currently have to zigzag up the slope in horrible traffic. Bu...

From the Connexions Archives

Bolivian Solidarity Committee
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982
Embassy Row Online
Website
Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
The Solidarity Committee with the Bolivian People
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980