In the 2000s, various left-leaning governments swept to power in Latin America, known as the Pink Tide, raising the hopes of many around the world. But their successes were limited, and in places like Brazil, center-left governments have now been replaced by the hard right. Gianpaolo Baiocchi reflects on the crisis of the left in … Continued
In these anti-utopian times, many of us long for a place that’s free from the reach of capitalism and the repressive arm of the state. But we assume such things, even in partial form, don’t exist. Historian Andrej Grubacic discusses the spaces where people have attempted to operate outside of the state and market—and some … Continued
Alexander Harcourt, Professor Emeritus at UC Davis and author of the forthcoming book Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity. And social justice advocate Hilary Klein, author of Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories, about women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico.
Hilary Klein discusses her new book, COMPAÑERAS: Zapatista Women’s Stories. We talk about the origins of the EZLN, its evolution over 30 years of struggle and institution building, and how well it realizes its objectives of full gender equality. Klein lived in Chiapas for six years and interviewed dozens of women, from military commanders to … Continued