Stories by Benjamin Dangl

Benjamin Dangl is a doctoral candidate in Latin American History at McGill University, and the author of the books Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America, and The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia. He edits UpsideDownWorld.org, a website on activism and politics in Latin America, and TowardFreedom.com, a progressive perspective on world events. Follow him on Twitter:[email protected] subscribe to Benjamin Dangl's feed

Posted on: Aug 14, 2009, Source: CounterPunch

One reason to boycott large breweries is the union busting, right wing culture that dominates some of the biggest breweries in America.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Contrary to most media accounts, President Manuel Zelaya wasn't seeking to abolish term limits.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

They ground us in a globalized world, and help define who and where we are.

Posted on: May 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The last time George W. Bush went to Latin America, protesters flooded the streets. Things have changed quite a bit since then.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

This weekend's summit, where Obama and Chavez will shake hands for the first time, might offer some glimpses into the region's future.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The home brewers' victory in Utah is one step to enabling the beer drinkers of the world to take back their brew from corporations.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: The Progressive

A group of left-leaning South American leaders is effectively replacing Washington's presence in the region.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"Because there have been very few plant occupations in the U.S. since the 1930s, we needed to look to workers' struggles in other countries."

Posted on: Dec 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

South American social movements are potential blueprints for change in the U.S.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The diverse group of activists rallied in support of building a peace economy and movement beyond election day.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

After months of street battles, the Bolivian Congress ratified a new draft of the country's constitution.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bolivian President Evo Morales announces that a coup d'etat by right-wing regional governors is under way.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Have cell phone kept us better connected or driven us into our own little worlds?

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bolivia's president, vice president and eight of nine departmental governors are the subject of an upcoming recall vote.

Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Vermont activists entered General Dynamics and locked themselves together in the firm's lobby to protest the company's war profiteering.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Can corporate "globeerization" be fought through "beeroregionalism"?

Posted on: Mar 9, 2008, Source: The Progressive

Documents show that Washington is backing Right-wing opposition to Bolivia's democratic reforms.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Tensions run high as Bolivia's elite refuse to give up power peacefully.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Signs are emerging of a new wave of U.S.-backed militarism in Latin America.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2007, Source: AKPress

Cocaine may be considered a scourge in America's cities, but in the Andes, the plant from which it's derived is a way of life that provides food, shelter, healthcare and education.

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