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The defeat of democracy in Brazil

Many wonder how it is possible, following the democratic governments of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Lula, and Dilma Rousseff, that Brazilians have elected as President a shady federal deputy and die-hard defender of the military dictatorship that ruledthe country 1964-1985.

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Ecological footprint

The global rise of fascism: capitalism end game?

It is everywhere. In a few years, it has metastasized like a cancer, on all continents. Its fervent proponents and ill-informed supporters call it populism or nationalism. In the Italy, Germany, or Spain of the 1930s, however, this ideology of exclusion and fear, defined by a hatred of the other, together with a tyrannical executive power, was called […]

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Wacha: we are a collective that creates artistic intervention in public spaces. We are based in the city of La Plata, Argentina. Our works are collective because we produce them in dialogue with others, but above all, because through our interventions we address historical struggles that transcend us as individuals, and we take them to the street to be interacted with and interpreted. Wacha builds our identity based on Argentinean and Latin American popular culture and from the feminist movement, seeking to create a kind of creativity that is critical, organized and transformative and focused on street art.

Living our lives inside a tragedy the size of the planet

After fifteen years in the cold, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) returned to Argentina this May. President Mauricio Macri promised to attract foreign direct investment and to make his country the ‘supermarket of the world’. Instead, Argentina’s economy went into a tailspin. The IMF entered with its shop-worn prescriptions, a recipe that it has effectively […]

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Wacha: we are a collective that creates artistic intervention in public spaces. We are based in the city of La Plata, Argentina. Our works are collective because we produce them in dialogue with others, but above all, because through our interventions we address historical struggles that transcend us as individuals, and we take them to the street to be interacted with and interpreted. Wacha builds our identity based on Argentinean and Latin American popular culture and from the feminist movement, seeking to create a kind of creativity that is critical, organized and transformative and focused on street art.

Dossier 10: Argentina goes back to the IMF

For six months, Argentina has been confronted with a new economic and social crisis on a massive scale. In the context the devaluation of local currency, rising inflation, and a deep recession, Mauricio Macri’s administration struck an agreement with the IMF, marking a major shift in the country’s future. The agreements slash public spending and […]

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Drawing of the being from the Upside Down in control of Will Byers

The neoliberal Upside Down

When the Great Financial Crisis hit in 2008, there was a gasp of guilty excitement on the left at the sudden re-emergence of the conditions for radical social change, after 30 years of what has become known even by mainstream economists as ‘neoliberalism’: an obsession with privatisation and financialisation that has made the world more […]

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Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction (Photo Credit: Bob Wing)

Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction

This piece provides an overview of the bitterly polarized and consequential political moment in which the United States, along with many other countries, is embroiled in. It also suggests a strategic approach for U.S. progressives and the left to maximize our contribution to defeating the Trump and the far right, and advancing toward racial and […]

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