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For decades, critics have accused the United States of viewing Latin America solely as a project for economic expansion and exploitation. Even liberals see the global south as an object of unilateral help or charity. But social change activists say the tables have turned.
On this edition, we’ll hear from experts who insist the U.S. has a lot to learn from social movements in Latin America — especially in times of crisis.
Marina Sitrin, author and attorney; Ben Dangl, Burlington College in Vermont professor; Mario Murillo, author & Hofstra University professor; Oscar Estrada, Honduran filmmaker & 2010 NarcoNews School of Authentic Journalism participant.
Special thanks to Between the Lines at WPKN Radio in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
For more information:
Between the Lines
A weekly radio news magazine show
Left Forum 2010
New York, NY
Articles, Blogs, Films, Reports, Other:
South of the Border
A new movie by Oliver Stone exploring social movements in Latin America
‘Horizontalidad: Where Everyone Leads’
An article by Marina Sitrin, Yes! Magazine, 2007
‘Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina’
A book edited by Marina Sitrin
‘The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia’
A book by Benjamin Dangl
Upside Down World
A blog covering activism and politics in Latin America
A blog providing in-depth analysis about developments in Venezuela