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

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

By Benjamin Dangl Published on February 24, 2015 Source: TeleSUR English Shortly after the October 12th elections last year which granted President Evo Morales a third term in office with over 60 percent of the vote, I visited the government’s Vice Ministry of Decolonization. The Vice Ministry is the first of its kind and a center for the administration’s…

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

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

By Benjamin Dangl Published January 29, 2015 Source: Toward Freedom A caravan of buses, security vehicles, indigenous leaders and backpackers with Che T-shirts wove their way down a muddy road through farmers’ fields last Wednesday to the pre-colonial city of Tiwanaku, where Bolivian President Evo Morales was ceremonially inaugurated into his third term in office.…

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Who Rules the World? How a concentration of wealth and political power undermines democracy

Who Rules the World? How a concentration of wealth and political power undermines democracy

Published on November 19, 2014 Originally published at TeleSUR English With a $4 billion price tag, the recent US midterm election was the most expensive in the country’s history. For the first time in eight years, the Republicans gained complete control of Congress, as well as won victories in key Senate and gubernatorial races across…

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Overkill: How the Pentagon Militarized the US Police Force

Overkill: How the Pentagon Militarized the US Police Force

By Ben Dangl Source: Toward Freedom August 19, 2014 “Have no doubt, police in the United States are militarizing, and in many communities, particularly those of color, the message is being received loud and clear: ‘You are the enemy,’” writes Tom Nolan, who worked for 27 years in the Boston Police Department. “Many communities now look…

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Giant Corporations Want to Control All of Your Beer

Giant Corporations Want to Control All of Your Beer

By Ben Dangl Source: Toward Freedom September 21, 2014 The variety of the craft-brewing wave sweeping the US makes drinking beer more fun than ever. Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery brews a beer from local oysters, and the Delaware-based Dogfish Head uses an ancient beer recipe they dug up from 2,700-year-old drinking vessels in the tomb…

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

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

By Ben Dangl Originally published on October 17, 2014 Source: TeleSUR English The sun shone brightly in La Paz, Bolivia on election day this past Sunday. The cars and buses that usually fill the winding streets were prohibited for the day in order to prevent people from voting more than once in different locations. As a…

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

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

By Ben Dangl Originally published on October 12, 2014 Today Bolivia went to the polls for a general election which is expected to grant victories to President Evo Morales and many other politicians in his Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) political party. (Update: Evo Morales has declared victory for a third term in office.) Below is a collection…

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

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

By Benjamin Dangl Published on October 19, 2014 All photos by Benjamin Dangl Thousands of people marched in El Alto, Bolivia on Friday, October 17th to demand justice for the 2003 massacre of over 60 people during the country’s Gas War under the Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (Goni) administration. Sanchez de Lozada is currently living freely…

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Bolivia: Has Evo Morales proven his critics wrong?

Bolivia: Has Evo Morales proven his critics wrong?

By Ben Dangl October 12, 2014 Source: Al Jazeera English Evo Morales will most likely be re-elected today because he is a better alternative than his neoliberal predecessors and their contemporary counterparts. Morales’ presidency is historic for a number of reasons. Consider the fact that before the 1952 National Revolution, indigenous people weren’t even allowed…

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