Analysis Category

Posted On November 1, 2007By El KilomboIn Analysis

Sitting This one Out

This time, I'm not going to acquiesce in the fiction that the Presidential charade has any credibility whatsoever. I'm not paying any attention to the horse race coverage--that mass-mediated positioning in the battle for superficial product differentiation. Read More
As members of diverse collectives and organizations in different corners of the World, we wish to express our outrage and complete repudiation of the renewed military invasion of Zapatista communities on June 4th 2008.Read More

Posted On April 11, 2006By El KilomboIn Analysis

The American Dream vs. the “Other” Dream

The US is another country today, and there’s no going back. In addition to the hundreds of thousands that marched yesterday in New York, Washington, Atlanta, San Francisco, the big cities, in Garden City Kansas, two hours from my home and the heartland of white republican conservatism, 3,000 people marched, a number that may look small but in this part of sparsely populated western Kansas, in a city of 30,000, that’s 10% of the population. Reports from east coast cities say that Spanish has become the official language of theRead More

Posted On April 11, 2006By El KilomboIn Analysis

The American Dream vs. the "Other" Dream

The US is another country today, and there’s no going back. In addition to the hundreds of thousands that marched yesterday in New York, Washington, Atlanta, San Francisco, the big cities, in Garden City Kansas, two hours from my home and the heartland of white republican conservatism, 3,000 people marched, a number that may look small but in this part of sparsely populated western Kansas, in a city of 30,000, that’s 10% of the population. Reports from east coast cities say that Spanish has become the official language of theRead More
“…and the indigenous peoples also…indigenous in all of the republic rise up again, not to ask to be recognized, but rather to impose their existence, as we have imposed our existence all of us that are from the bottom and from the left.” –Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, Morelia, Michoacan. 4/6/06 None of the “social movements” of recent years has achieved in months of “struggle” what the insurgents of November discretely obtained in three weeks of riots: cuts to public assistance in the affected areas were suspended, funding for local programs wasRead More
“…and the indigenous peoples also…indigenous in all of the republic rise up again, not to ask to be recognized, but rather to impose their existence, as we have imposed our existence all of us that are from the bottom and from the left.” –Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, Morelia, Michoacan. 4/6/06 None of the “social movements” of recent years has achieved in months of “struggle” what the insurgents of November discretely obtained in three weeks of riots: cuts to public assistance in the affected areas were suspended, funding for local programs wasRead More

Posted On June 17, 2005By El KilomboIn Analysis

La guerra y los banqueros

La guerra ha jugado clásicamente un papel relevante en los cambios epocales. Las continuas guerras de religión que atravesaron y fragmentaron la Europa del siglo XVI marcaron e impulsaron el paso de la Edad Media a la modernidad. Aunque los antecedentes más remotos de las instituciones financieras y de la banca puedan remontarse a la antigüedad, con las primeras operaciones comerciales ligadas a los templos de Mesopotamia o al código babilónico sobre préstamos y depósitos del año 1800 a.C., el origen de los bancos tal como los conocemos hoy enRead More

Posted On March 31, 2005By El KilomboIn Analysis

Causes and Happenstance

Untitled Document More than a year has passed since we published a book entitled 19 y 20; Apuntes para un nuevo protagonismo social. (1) The effort of writing and edititing those notes in a short few months – while the dynamic of events unfolded in the streets – gave place to a reflection whose style was determined by the vocation of writing on the spur of the moment. Contrary to what is habitually taken for granted, that methodological premise stating that things are better seen at a distance is notRead More

Posted On November 14, 2003By El KilomboIn Analysis

Autonomous Politics And The Autonomists

The recent rebellion in Bolivia brought some fresh air for Argentinean movements, at a time when the local political mood seems to be changing dramatically. The image of Bolivians banging pots and pans in La Paz and setting up road blockades all over the country, together with that of the escape of President Sánchez de Losada, was a reminder of the strange, discontinuous and unexpected ways of radical politics –more and more autonomous from the continuous and predictable times of state and party politics, more and more global in itsRead More

Posted On May 1, 2003By El KilomboIn Analysis

The Order of War

Iran, Iraq, North Korea. Within the new world order, roles and pecking orders are being redefined through conflict with “rogues states”. This is the game in progress between the United States, China, Europe and Russia. The imperial war is underway, developing and expanding with continuity and inner consistency. American initiative, the driving force behind the war, yields little by little to the conditions set by other rulers of the earth. The very role of the United Nations is being transformed into that of Imperial Senate. War, as a global basisRead More