Source: Between the Lines
Audio recordings of several panel discussions
recorded at the Left Forum,
March 20, 2010 at Pace University, New York City
Recorded and produced by Between The Lines’ Scott Harris
For more information, visit www.LeftForum.org
Moderator: Scott Harris: producer, Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
- Marina Sitrin: author of "Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina" (AK Press)
- Mario Murillo: radio journalist, media studies professor and author of "Voices of Resistance: Indigenous Radio and the Struggle for Social Justice in Colombia" forthcoming from South End Press.
- Benjamin Dangl: editor of TowardFreedom.com and UpsideDownWorld.org, author of "The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia" (AK Press) and "Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America" (forthcoming, AK Press).
Latin American social movements have resisted the harmful effects of neoliberalism for decades. Many have also built viable alternatives to this destructive economic model. This panel and discussion focused on such resistance and alternatives in Latin America and looked at what activists and leftist in the US could learn from these movements and experiences in Latin America. The panel discussed connections between worker occupations and cooperatives in Argentina and the worker occupation of the Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago. It also looked at indigenous alternative radios and movements in Colombia and alternative media in the US, as well as water rights struggles in the North and South. Also discussed were Bolivian social movements under President Evo Morales and how those movements have both politically radicalized the president’s policies and been co-opted and demobilized by the government.
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|MP3: The Future of Labor in the U.S. (1:09:12)