Articles by Benjamin Dangl

Benjamin Dangl is the editor of Toward Freedom. He has worked as a journalist throughout Latin America for over a decade, and is the author, most recently, of Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America (AK Press). He teaches journalism at Champlain College and is a doctoral candidate in Latin American history at McGill University.

Below are the collected articles Dangl has written for Toward Freedom:

After Empowering the 1% and Impoverishing Millions, IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

Openings and Labyrinths of Latin America’s Left

Defying the Spies: Free Thought as Resistance in the Age of Surveillance

How Bernie Sanders and Occupy Wall Street Cracked Open America’s Political Imagination

The Right Rises Up as Latin American Left Faces Setbacks

Inequality and Lack of Democracy Take Center Stage in Today’s Divided World

The Horizon of Evo Morales’ Long Decade in Power: Implications of Bolivia’s Referendum Results

Photo Essay: Burlington, VT Greets Trump’s Hate With Boisterous Protests

While Left Governments in South America Face Setbacks, Gains of Progressive Period Likely to Endure

Dancing with Dynamite in Latin America: Looking Back at Half a Decade of Political Struggle

Why We Need to Ditch Austerity and Take on the Global 1%

Bolivia’s Contested Process of Change: Views From a Regional Election

Bolivia: A Country That Dared to Exist

Decolonizing Bolivia’s History of Indigenous Resistance: An Interview with Elisa Vega Sillo

The Power of the Spectacle: Evo Morales’ Inauguration in Tiwanaku, Bolivia

Why the US is the Biggest Threat to World Peace

Who Rules the World? How a Concentration of Wealth and Political Power Undermines Democracy

Photo Essay: Thousands March in El Alto, Bolivia Demanding Justice for 2003 Gas War Massacre

Beyond Evo Morales’ Electoral Victory: A View from La Paz, Bolivia

Elections in Bolivia: Interviews with Voters in the Streets and at the Polls

Why Evo Morales Will Likely Win Upcoming Elections in Bolivia

Uruguay’s Legalization of Marijuana Makes Sense in a Senseless Drug War

Giant Corporations Want to Control All of Your Beer

After the Climate Movement: Ecology and Politics in the 21st Century

Overkill: How the Pentagon Militarized the US Police Force

Washington Should Follow Latin America’s Lead in Condemning Israel’s War on Palestine

Capitalism’s Bullets in Latin America: Invisible Empires, State Power and 21st Century Colonialism

Bolivia’s Conamaq Indigenous Movement: “We will not sell ourselves to any government or political party”

The Politics of Pachamama: Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America

A Step Toward Justice in the Long “War on Terror”: Uruguay Offers to Welcome Guantanamo Detainees

Chile’s Student Movement Leads the Way: Progressive Prospects for Michelle Bachelet’s Second Term

The Government and the Street in Bolivia: An Interview with Julieta Ojeda of Mujeres Creando

Lo Que No Escuchó el Imperio: Espionaje de EE.UU. y Resistencia en Latinoamérica

What the Empire Didn’t Hear: US Spying and Resistance in Latin America

Using the Cold War: The Truman Administration’s Response to the Bolivian National Revolution

What Chávez Left Behind: The Streets of a Continent and a Bolivarian Revolution of Everyday Life

Connecting the Struggles: Regional Activists Greet New England Governors’ Conference with Protests

Paraguay’s Bitter Harvest: Multinational Corporations Reap Benefits from Coup Government

A Coup Over Land: The Resource War Behind Paraguay’s Crisis

Inside Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution: An Interview with Pablo Navarrete

Connecting the Movements: Filmmaker Sam Mayfield Discusses Wisconsin Rising Documentary

Out of the Backyard: New Latin American and Caribbean Bloc Defies Washington

Occupying Burlington, Vermont: A Photo Essay

Showdown in Peru: Indigenous Communities Kick Out Canadian Mining Company

Let Me Speak! A Bolivian Woman Miner’s Revolutionary Life

The Andean Connection: Tracking the Drug War’s Coca Leaves and Failed Policies

Grassroots Solutions to American Crises: From Collapse to Action

Hope in the Andes: What Ollanta Humala’s Victory Means for Peru

Blood in the Amazon: Brazilian Activists Murdered as Deforestation Increases

Latin America and the US: Social Movements Are the Engines of Change

Governing by Obeying the People: Bolivia’s Politics of the Street

Direct Action in Hard Times: Activist Strategies from Brazil to Wisconsin

People’s Power: Participatory Budgeting from Brazil to Chicago

The Human Faces of Latin America’s Cold War

Understanding Empire in Latin America

The Tyranny of Soy Agribusiness in Paraguay

The Ambassador Has No Clothes: WikiLeaks Cable Lays Bare Washington’s Stance Toward Bolivia

Video – Dancing with Dynamite in South America: Social Movements and States

When Citizens Are Merely Political Spectators They Get Rolled Over by the Political Class

The Future of Latin America’s Leftist Movements

Ecuador’s Challenge: Rafael Correa and the Indigenous Movements

Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America

Chile’s Ghosts: The Tyranny of Forgetting

Pachamama and Progress: Conflicting Visions for Latin America’s Future

Dread and Redemption: A History of Monstrous Mexico City

Political Beer in Venezuela: Chávez Looks to Nationalize Major Brewery

Danish Brewers Fight for Right to Drink Beer on the Job

Paraguayan Farmers Mobilize for Agrarian Reform

U.S. Bases in Colombia Rattle the Region

Celebrating Compromises in Uruguay: Mujica Inaugurated as President

Coca Leaves, Chicha and Beer Globalization in Latin America

Beer Battles: Workers in Belgium Take on Brewing Giant

Profiting From Haiti’s Crisis

Democracy in Honduras: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

The Speed of Change: Bolivian President Empowered by Re-Election

Turning Activists Into Voters in Uruguay: Frente Amplio and José Mujica

Unpredictable Futures: Stories From Worker-Run Factories in Argentina

From Chile to Guatemala: A Gringo in Latin America

US Establishes Military Bases in Colombia as Honduran Crisis Continues

The Road to Zelaya’s Return: Money, Guns and Social Movements in Honduras

Justice Follows Direct Action: Former Boss of Occupied Factory Jailed

Throwing Bullets at Failed Policies: US Plans For New Bases in Colombia

Reclaiming a Continent: Latin American Experiments in Democracy

Why We Should All Boycott Union Busting Beer Corporations

Dissecting Utopia: New Book Assesses Latin American Left

Argentina: Turning Around – Interview with Mark Dworkin & Melissa Young

High Stakes for Honduras

Showdown in Honduras: The Rise and Uncertain Future of the Coup

Next on the Endangered Species List: Your Hometown Newspaper

Grassroots Lessons From Latin America: An Interview with Michael Fox

Diplomacy Underground: Tunnel Proposed to Grant Bolivia Access to Sea

Paraguay: Protests and Rubber Bullets Greet Return of Dictatorship Criminal

Argentina Remembers: Marches Mark 33rd Anniversary of Military Coup

Latin America Changes: Hunger Strikes in Bolivia, Summits in the Caribbean

Beyond Elections in the Americas: An Interview with Michael Fox

Decolonization’s Rocky Road: Corruption, Expropriation and Justice in Bolivia

Grassroots Beer Brewers Score a Victory in Utah

Mexico Unconquered: Reviewing a People’s History of Power and Revolt

Bolivia: Morales Enacts New Constitution in El Alto

Latin America Breaks Free

Bolivia Looking Forward: New Constitution Passed, Celebrations Hit the Streets

From Bolivia’s Streets: What Voters Think About the New Constitution

Bolivia: After Rallies for New Constitution, Morales Nationalizes Oil Company

Spilling Ink Instead of Blood: Bolivia Poised to Vote on New Constitution

¿Sí o No? Bolivians Mobilize for National Vote on New Constitution

Firing The Boss: An Interview with Chicago Factory Occupation Organizer

Finding Common Ground in Crisis: Social Movements in South America and the US

Workers Occupy Chicago Factory: Echoes of Argentina’s Worker Uprising

Confronting the Military Industrial Complex

Vermonters Stand Up to War Profiteer General Dynamics

Bolivia: Congress Approves Referendum on Constitution

Latin America Censored: Toward Freedom Editor Receives Project Censored Award

Cooperation as Rebellion: Creating Sustainable Agriculture in Paraguay

The Machine Gun and The Meeting Table: Bolivian Crisis in a New South America

Revolution! New Book Charts Roller Coaster Ride of South American Left

Beyond Voting: Guerrilla Gardeners, Outlaw Bicyclists & Pirate Programmers

Communication Breakdown: How Cell Phones Hurt Communities

Total Recall in Bolivia: Divided Nation Faces Historic Vote

Polarizing Bolivia: Santa Cruz Votes for Autonomy

Vermont Peace Activists Occupy General Dynamics Weapons Plant

Brewing Trouble: How to Drink Beer and Save the World

New Versus Old Right in Paraguay’s Presidential Election

Undermining Bolivia: A Landscape of Washington Intervention

New Hampshire: A Report from the Streets and Campaign Offices on Primary Day

Fear and Loathing in Bolivia: New Constitution, Polarization

Radio Report: Upheaval in Bolivia, Empire in Latin America

New Politics in Old Bolivia: Public Opinion and Evo Morales

Radio Report: Protests in Bolivia Over New Constitution Leave Three Dead

Occupational Insurrection: An Interview With Nate Jones

City of Terror: Painting Paraguay’s ‘casbah’ as terror central

The U.S. ‘War on Drugs’ Is an Assault on South America’s Poorest

Argentina’s Bonfire of Memory

Paraguay: A Laboratory for Latin America’s New Militarism

Nationwide Protests Rock Peru, Bush Seeks Allies in Latin America

Behind the fire: Ben Dangl on struggles in Latin America

Pirates in Paradise: Reviews of Seven Books for Summer Reading

Cerámica de Cuyo: A Profile of Worker Control in Argentina

Teatro Trono: Youth Theater in Bolivia

Is Washington on the retreat across South America?

Soy cultivation spells doom for Paraguayan campesinos

Bolivia’s Dance With Evo Morales

Inside Latin America’s Left Turn: An Interview with Ben Dangl

Introduction to The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia

The Dark Side of Bolivia’s Half Moon

Land as a Center of Power in Bolivia

Tin War in Bolivia: Conflict Between Miners Leaves 17 Dead

From a Jail to a Community Radio Station: Revolution in Venezuela Made Tangible

Project Censored: Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007

Rapping in Aymara: Bolivian Hip Hop as an Instrument of Struggle

Latin America Now: An Interview with Raúl Zibechi

The US Military Descends on Paraguay

Letter from Bolivia

1491: The Truth About the Americas Before Columbus

The Wealth Underground: Bolivian Gas in State and Corporate Hands

Interview with Celia Martinez of a Worker-Controlled Factory in Argentina

Bolivia, Evo Morales and the Progressive Mandate in Latin America

Latin America’s Leftist Shift: Hopes and Challenges

In the Name of the War on Terror: Bolivian Human Rights Leader Barred from Entering the U.S.

The World Social Forum and the Streets in Caracas, Venezuela

Alive in Baghdad: An Interview with Brian Conley

The Social Architecture of Caracas

The Crisis in US and World Media and the Growing Movement for Media Democracy

Toward Freedom Goes to the World Social Forum and More!

Bolivia’s Trial By Fire

The Vietnam War: Getting Behind the Spitting Image

Vermont: Most Likely to Secede

 Showdown in the Andes: Bolivian Election Likely to Shift Latin America Further to Left

Human Rights Violations in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Eyes on US Troops in Paraguay as Bolivian Election Nears

Unembedded Reporting From Iraq: An Interview with Dahr Jamail

Operation Latin American Freedom

Diverse Anti-war Protests Largest in DC Since Vietnam

U.S. Military in Paraguay Prepares to “Spread Democracy”

Worker Unions in Iraq: An Interview with Amjad Aljawhary

Keys to Understanding Bolivia: An Interview with Oscar Olivera

What is the U.S. Military Doing in Paraguay?

Argentina: Hope in Hard Times