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Marielle Franco

Dossier 13: The new intellectual

These two matters—the battle of ideas and the new intellectual—take up the first two parts of this dossier. The third part enters a brief discussion of our political context and offers a map of our concerns and our research. We look forward to your response to our invitation to a dialogue.

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The homemade politics of Abahlali Basemjondolo

Dossier 11: The homemade politics of Abahlali BaseMjondolo, South Africa’s shack dweller movement

The shack-dwellers’ movement– Abahlali baseMjondolo, or AbM— is among the organizations of the world’s poor and dispossessed fighting for land reform and dignity. Despite waves of repression by the state, AbM membership now numbers over 50,000 in settlements across the country since their founding in 2006. In an interview with Tricontinental Institute, Zikode talks about […]

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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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Edine Celestin / Kolektif 2 Dimansyon

Dossier 8: The uprooting in Haiti

In 1980, the magazine Tricontinental, published by the Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL), dedicated its issue no. 119 to Haiti. The editors wrote, ‘Very little is known about the Haitian people’s struggle,’ as the imperialists have ‘erected a wall of silence around Haiti.’

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