South America

Latin American anarchist women

Porto Alegre modern school, 1917

Pamphlet about the lives of some little-known Latin American anarchist women, by Edgar Rodriguez.

The human costs of militarization in Latin America - Arturo Jimenez

Portraits of missing persons, victims of Operation Condor

An article about the establishment of Operation Condor, an alliance between multiple right wing dictatorships in South America to target exiled dissidents.

COUNTER INFORMATION no.58 Winter 2003/2004

COUNTER INFORMATION was a news-sheet produced by an independent collective based in Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland. Their aim was to assist in the struggle to overthrow all oppression and exploitation and create a co-operative world without relationships of domination and submission

Views and Comments No. 31 (October 1958)

The No. 31 (October 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

The Ideology of Progress in Latin America – Revista Argelaga

An essay “written on the occasion of the premier of the documentary film, ‘Asfaltar Bolivia’” [Paving Bolivia] in Barcelona (2015), denouncing the destructive impact of capitalist development and its hypocritical rhetoric of “progress”, “development” and “modernization”, in the context of the recent nationalist upsurge based on extractive industries and a modified form of globalization that has swept over Latin America as the new populist leaders attempt to impose “modern, consumerist, individualist and predatory lifestyles” to create a “social base” so the “extractivist bureaucracy can consolidate its power” at the expense of indigenous communities and “collective ways of life”.

Complexities of Autonomy: Part Three of Four

A brief look at Latin American autonomous movements and their contradictions, third part of a four part overview of autonomous movements

Some reflections on libertarians in Chile and electoral participation

An article by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. and Rafael Agacino on anarchists participating in elections in Chile.

General principles and means of struggle of the American Continental Association of Workers

This is an excerpt from the declarations of the American Continental Association of Workers IWA-AIT from 1929. It consists of the principles and tactics adopted by the constitutive organizations drawn from Latin America at that time, and is translated into English with an introduction by the translator, SN Nappalos.

The American Peace Corps: volunteers for free enterprise [extended]

Originally post on "Reflections on a Revolution"

Like many Americans, I knew very little about the workings of the American Peace Corps. It wasn’t until I met a starry eyed graduate in Bangkok, Thailand who could only wax poetics about helping the poor set up businesses and take out micro-loans, that I felt I needed to know more.

Glances of soft, grey flesh… - Che Guevara

My English translation from the original of Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries where he describes an encounter with a dolphin. This passage has not been included in English translations of the text.