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PDF de SinReferente: Una Entrevista con El Subcomandante Insurgente MarcosRead More
This unique interview with the Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, was created and conducted by El Kilombo in Durham, North Carolina in early 2007, as a direct conversation between people in struggle in the United States and the EZLN. A year into the Zapatista Other Campaign in Mexico, this conversation marks a moment of change and transformation in how the EZLN has seen and spoken about the possibility of alternative politics in the US and the role of migrants, people of color, and others from below in creating such aRead More
We are a collective of community members and university students in Durham, North Carolina. We came together around a shared desire to live differently and act politically, and a common dissatisfaction with the single issue and charity-based interventions characteristic of NGO's and the mainstream Left.Read More
We are a collective of community members and university students in Durham, North Carolina. We came together around a shared desire to live differently and act politically, and a common dissatisfaction with the single issue and charity-based interventions characteristic of NGO's and the mainstream Left.Read More

Posted On February 5, 2005By El KilomboIn Our Writings

For a Hacker's Perspective on the Social Forums

Of the 155,000 people in Porto Alegre this January, some were chosen by their communities to represent them. Some were sent by their organizations. Some were delegated by their constituencies. But many of us were there because we could be—paid activists, paid students, and people who can afford to take a week off of work in the middle of January. This is a key issue for the forum phenomenon: anybody can go, but going so far rests largely on a kind of privileged volunteerism. My experiences at forums so far,Read More

Posted On February 5, 2005By El KilomboIn Our Writings

For a Hacker’s Perspective on the Social Forums

Of the 155,000 people in Porto Alegre this January, some were chosen by their communities to represent them. Some were sent by their organizations. Some were delegated by their constituencies. But many of us were there because we could be—paid activists, paid students, and people who can afford to take a week off of work in the middle of January. This is a key issue for the forum phenomenon: anybody can go, but going so far rests largely on a kind of privileged volunteerism. My experiences at forums so far,Read More

Posted On May 1, 2004By El KilomboIn Our Writings

Globalize! Who’s Afraid of Free Trade?

Twenty-two countries walked out, hundreds of activists were imprisoned, one protesting Korean farmer died, and a handful of rich countries went home frustrated and empty-handed. These events marked the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 2003 meetings held September 12th to September 15th in Cancun, Mexico. This year’s meetings continued attempts by Europe and the United States to impose their model of free trade on the rest of the globe. But this round of talks made obvious the increasing inability of the neoliberal free trade regimes to pacify the “underdeveloped” world withRead More

Posted On May 1, 2004By El KilomboIn Our Writings

Globalize! Who's Afraid of Free Trade?

Twenty-two countries walked out, hundreds of activists were imprisoned, one protesting Korean farmer died, and a handful of rich countries went home frustrated and empty-handed. These events marked the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 2003 meetings held September 12th to September 15th in Cancun, Mexico. This year’s meetings continued attempts by Europe and the United States to impose their model of free trade on the rest of the globe. But this round of talks made obvious the increasing inability of the neoliberal free trade regimes to pacify the “underdeveloped” world withRead More