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Benjamin Dangl

Benjamin Dangl

Benjamin Dangl has a PhD in Latin American history from McGill University and has worked as a journalist throughout Latin America for over fifteen years, covering politics and protest movements for outlets such as Common Dreams, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, The Nation, Salon, Vice, and NACLA Report on the Americas. He is the author of the books "The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia;" "Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America;" "The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia," all published by AK Press. Follow him on Twitter: @bendangl

Articles by this author

 

Ballots Defeat Bullets: MAS Wins Historic Mandate in Post-Coup Bolivian Election

The MAS victory is a rejection of the racist coup government. Áñez pushed the MAS down, but the party and its diverse base of supporters rose up and won.

Benjamin Dangl ·


Bibles at the Barricades: How the Right Seized Power in Bolivia

Following Áñez’s seizure of power, Bolivia has endured the worst state violence and political persecution it has seen in decades.

Benjamin Dangl ·


The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia

A story of how Indigenous activists took history out of the dry textbooks, the condescending political speeches, the ivory tower, and put it to use in the street, where it was made to be something alive and popular, for political uses, for indigenous liberation

Benjamin Dangl ·


"The Worst Option is War": US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country’s Crisis

The men directed by President Donald Trump to "handle" the situation in Venezuela are not clear-headed diplomats capable of working for peace and democracy. They are war criminals and should be behind bars.

Benjamin Dangl ·


After 9/11: The Staggering Economic and Human Cost of the War on Terror

The war on terror appears more like an endless war

Benjamin Dangl ·


Oxfam Report Reveals Global Economy's "Perfect Storm" for Making 1% Even Richer

A CEO from a top clothing brand would have to work only four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh earns in a lifetime.

Benjamin Dangl ·


Profiting from America’s Longest War: Trump Seeks to Exploit Mineral Wealth of Afghanistan

While the heads of the state discuss profiting from the mining sector, the US war in Afghanistan is escalating.

Benjamin Dangl ·


Pruning-Hooks Made Out of Swords: The Case for a US Department of Peace

A look back to the history and political vision of the demand for such a department offers methods for transforming our militaristic culture, and provides a political toolbox for peace rather than perpetual war

Benjamin Dangl ·

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