Mapuche and feminist organizations are leading resistance to President Sebastián Piñeda's plan for "social peace" and a new Constitution in Chile.
Translations of statements from the Mapuche Territorial Alliance, the Koz Koz Mapuche Parliament and the 8M Feminist Coordination in Chile.
The following excerpt from my new book, The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia, looks at the roots, rise and presidency of Evo Morales, who was overthrown in what is widely understood as a coup on November 10th. The book excerpt, written before this month of violence and state repression, describes how histories and symbols of indigenous resistance have been wielded as tools for liberation and political power in Bolivia, from the government palace to the street barricades.
Bolivian professors warn against simplified versions of events unfolding in Bolivia; call to prioritize peace, reconciliation.
After 14 solid years of working with Toward Freedom, our editor Ben Dangl is stepping away to take up a teaching position at the University of Vermont.
We are thrilled to announce that we have hired a new contributing editor, Dawn Marie Paley. She is based in Mexico and will no doubt bring forth grassroots perspectives and critical investigations from Latin America and beyond.
“I was honored to work at such a historic and critical publication for so long,” said Ben in a farewell message. “It has been a great joy and privilege to work with so many excellent and inspiring writers over the years at TF. Together, we navigated, reported from, and analyzed turbulent times spanning continents, US presidents, people’s uprisings, and years of war and peace. I would like to particularly thank the readers and TF board members who have stood beside us over the years as we worked together for global peace and justice.”
Between efforts towards restoration and the advance of a coup, the Bolivian people are preparing, again, to resist.