• Inactions and oblivions

    No matter how hard to admit, neoliberal aggression subduing large majorities through colonizing their minds and molding subjectivities is leaving a mark in terms of hopelessness that is essential to revert. This issue of Opinion Sur addresses this crucial challenge with the modesty of knowing that we are part of a larger collective construction. A torrent of aspects that crosses over inactions, oblivions, hates, frivolity, violence, the effort of addressing animosities and fragmentations with clarification and social organization, the Freudian message of taming the past and avoiding the disasters we are building, unveiling political and judicial tricks such as the …

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  • Research hypocrisy regarding politics financing

    Politics always has been financed, as it was possible; norms that regulate it have been ineffective. It seems that all the parties have call on contributions of doubtful legitimacy to finance their campaigns and support their activists. Today, with hypocrisy and in a synchronized way selective allegations have been formulated against transforming governments. The purpose: to proscribe leaders who retain popular support and oppose neoliberal policies. Different parties and groups have financed politics as they could. On the one hand, economic power contributes fortunes, declared or undeclared, to ensure public policies that protect their privileges, including public works contracts. They …

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  • Are we returning to the same horrors of the past? Geopolitics and the return of the repressed

    Sigmund Freud best articulated the idea that at a profound level the past does not pass, but rather in favorable circumstances it reemerges –especially if, for convenience, we repress its memory and we do not actively address its challenge.   In these first two decades of XXI century, we have passed from complacency with a status quo that seemed at the same time novel and definitive and that we called globalization (to have its defects well hidden) to a global crisis from which our economic system barely exited by crawling and without any fundamental change (au contraire, the structural parameters …

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  • Hope cannot die

    Despite all the joy of last carnival, in almost every city of our country, a pall of sadness and helplessness can be read on the faces of the majority of people we meet on the streets of big cities like Rio and São Paulo, among others. Because, politically, the parliamentary-legal-media coup d’état (which today we know was supported by US security agencies) closed the horizon for us. Nobody can say where we are going. What prompts undeniably is the increase in violence with a number of victims that matches and even exceeds that of regions at war. Yet, we suffer a military intervention …

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  • Initiatives

    A hard reinvention of democracy in front of social fascism. An outstanding interview to Boaventura de Sousa Santos (in Portuguese) Go to interview   Turn of an era by Federico Mayor (in Spanish) See article   Chavela Vargas and Joaquín Sabina – Noches de Bodas (Wedding nights)

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  • Reflections

    Regarding our own trunk European university must yield to Latin American university. Latin America’s history, from the Incas until now, should be taught in detail, even if that of Greek’s archons is not taught.  Our Greece is preferable to the Greece that it is not ours. It is more necessary to us. National politicians must replace exotic politicians. The world should be engrafted into our Republics; but the trunk must be that of our Republics José Martí   Regarding “progress” In contemporary dreams, the image of “progress” seems to have been aloof from the notion of shared improvements to start …

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