• Latin America standing up

    A second opportunity opens up in this twenty-first century for Latin America to rise again. People-based governments were elected in almost all countries. They arrive after suffering the neoliberal obscurantism that, as it always does, indebted several countries to unsustainable levels, aggravated the concentration of wealth with an immense drain of resources that escaped to fiscal havens, tried to neutralize the main leaders of the democratic parties, impoverished middle and popular sectors, dismantled social protection networks,  deepened the fragmentation of societies with deception and hatred, resigned sovereignty and significance in the international arena. The context is undermined with setbacks, outrages …

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  • Distributive oppression

    Distributive appropriation is a founding part of the process of concentration of wealth and decisional power. It constitutes a huge and constant theft impossible to defend openly, that needs to mask by whom and how it is carried out. The concentration of wealth is a process imposed by powerful minorities based on the appropriation of value generated by others. It is a criminal act if it violates current regulations, and illegitimate or quasi-felonious act when appropriators impose regulations that make the illegal legal. The dramatic thing is that the concentration of wealth does not stop. The greed and selfishness that …

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  • REGARDING BIG AND SMALL AND A SUICIDAL PLURI-LATERALISM

    Our geopolitical present is characterized by a pluri-lateral disorder, a new series of cracks between and within many countries, and armed conflicts everywhere.  In the face of great collective challenges, such disorder is suicidal. Quoted a thousand times, the phrase with which Leo Tolstoy’s great novel Anna Karenina begins reads: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  In geopolitics, we could say the same about diverse countries in terms of different indices of human development, productivity, popular satisfaction, and sustainability. In this group, the “happy” form a small group of countries (https://es.theglobaleconomy.com/rankings/happiness/) with …

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  • The United States: An Economy of War Against Society

    In just 17 years since it declared independence in 1776, the US was not at war. With almost 40 percent of the world’s military budget, the United States exceeds what the next eleven countries spend on that item combined. On the other hand, from 1975 to 2018, the revenues share of 90 percent of Americans fell from 67 to 50 percent, while that of the top 1 percent increased from 9 to 22 percent. Since 1991, only in 1997 and 2000 the United States was not in military confrontation. In this period, the US was involved in about 15 wars, not …

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  • Initiatives

    Bruno Latour interview Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrWR4XzxODk   Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmt7RPrV1mk They make a healthier bread with seeds consumed by the native peoples – Maira Haunau The importance of amaranth, quinoa, and chia. https://www.pagina12.com.ar/489020-elaboran-un-pan-mas-saludable-con-semillas-consumidas-por-lo Mercedes Sosa, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento e Gal Costa – Volver a los 17

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  • Reflections

    About the new colonialism Early colonialism seized the lands of indigenous communities, created private property, and collected rents from the original custodians. The new colonialism takes over our biodiversity and indigenous knowledge. The new colonialism extracts our data through digital technologies. We are the raw material. Our data is manipulated through algorithms to modify our behavior to create more markets and more control. The new colonialism colonizes life. Vandana Shiva. About extreme inequality A worker in the world’s poorest 50 percent would have to work 112 years to earn the same income as a person in the richest 1 percent …

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