Book Review: Social Movements and Leftist Governments in Latin America: Confrontation or Co-option?

Originally published on Upsidedown World Since the advances made by various social movements across the Latin American continent, from the Brazilian landless workers movement to indigenous movements in the Andean nations, there has been added focus on their role in ushering in Latin America’s “pink tide” governments. As more and more leftist governments were voted…

The Russian, Ukrainian, Crimean nationalist love triangle

The empire cannot die! I know that the soul does not die. From one end to another, the empire Lives, truncated by a third. –   Russian national anthem 1833-1917 As the situation in Crimea continues, there have been countless explanations for Putin´s ´irrational´ behavior. The typical Western line is that Putin is an opportunistic,…