Zibechi: Emancipating the peoples is necessary for a change

Chiapas Support Committee

ZIBECHI: EMANCIPATING THE PEOPLES IS NECESSARY FOR A CHANGE  IN THE POLITICAL CULTURE

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By: Fabiola Palapa Quijas

The Uruguayan writer and journalist Raúl Zibechi (Montevideo, 1952) considers that the history of Latin America has been centered on the union, the party and the State. Nevertheless, he points out that those institutions difficultly can confront a process of profound change.

In that regard, he maintains that a change in the political culture is necessary so that the emancipation of the peoples is a reality, in which new collective subjects participate, and the woman has a relevant role.

We have been witnesses to the plunder of governments for favoring capitalist mega-projects, and from there the importance of achieving a change in the political culture, but with the security that: “human cultures, the ways in which human beings act and relate to each other, doesn’t change by decree and doesn’t change…

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