• Clarification and peace

    How can we not understand the frustration and fury felt by billions of people surviving in poverty, indigence, forgetfulness, the indifference of others!! Harder when they know the outrageous opulence of a few who ruthlessly accumulate the wealth of the world and ensure (they believe) impunity for what they do. An unacceptable situation of pain and opprobrium grows more and more. Options to overcome this fearsome trap are not lacking. The most dangerous is that blinded by revenge and violence. History shows that violence opens floodgates for greater violence. Because those who cling to their privileges not only control repressive …

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  • A sovereign government needs to cut the Gordian knot of the huge drain of surpluses

    The drainage of surpluses via sovereign and commercial over indebtedness, tax evasion, ill-gotten capital flight, oligopolistic markets, criminal export and import operations, financial speculation, among others, generates lockdowns that hinder sovereign development. It constitutes a huge and constant loss of resources carried out with the complicity of political, media, and judicial sectors. It is a Gordian knot [i] that democracies need to resolve. The legend of the Gordian Knot belongs to the Phrygian civilization that existed in what is now Turkey. According to the oracle, anyone who arrived in a cart would be consecrated as king; the man thus erected …

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  • The war, 2023 model

    In 2022, that old fox returned: History, which many believed overcome in the new millennium. Its most visible expression is war, which in turn demonstrates that material and peaceful interest is once again overcome by the passion for power and violence.[1] In the transition from 2022 to 2023, we can make a reliable prediction: we will have a very busy new year, under the auspices of a return of war in all its expressions—from the classical to the postmodern and beyond. First observation: in today’s world, we are witnessing a general rearmament. Major powers and some less powerful but very …

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  • 2023, hopefully!

    How awesome the word Hopefully, at the time of omens. It comes from the Arabic and means “and God willing”. At this time, I will use it to propose reflective toasts. In our case, “hopefully” means not only what we dream but what we will do with our dreams. Beware of transferring responsibilities to our gods and goddesses. Some hopefully fell by the wayside, faded; others persist, sharpened. As always, it is recommended to have a Malbec nearby. Wine is the only homeland that has masts for all flags. Here they come, here are our toasts: Hopefully the crowing of …

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  • Initiatives

    Haiti: Revolution and Punishment, from Latin America’s First Independence to the Poorest Country in the Region—Centro Cultural de la Cooperacion https://www.centrocultural.coop/revista/11/haiti-revolucion-y-castigo-de-la-primera-independencia-de-america-latina-al-pais-mas Onteaiken Newsletter It is an aim of this bulletin that, beyond our words as academicians (which at times only we know) we listen, the body is predisposed, we circulate the voice of all those who “make” of collective action much more than a profession, rather a way of life, resistance, and commitment to hope. Not only to keep us informed but also to learn and apprehend collective practices. Not only to add “data” of interest to our research but …

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  • Reflections

    About the extractivist model of agriculture The extractivist model of agriculture generates a flattening of the landscape to convert all ecosystems into temperate plains, because that is where there is more production, where it is easier to put the machinery. Thus, it tends to monoculture with machinery on thousands of hectares and that leads to a greater profit for those who invest in it, as well as for the States that tax them. But that doesn’t mean a better future for others than for the model’s winners. That is why I believe that, given all the problems of pollution, genotoxicity, …

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