Indigenous Peoples Rising

26 January 2009 by James D. Cockcroft


Indigenous peoples in Indo-Afro-Latin America, especially Bolivia and Ecuador, are rising up to take control of their own lives and act in solidarity with others to save the planet. They reflect the important role of social movements in the current epoch of globalization, development, and neo-liberalism’s ideological collapse. They are key participants in the new economic and political integration of Latin America and the Caribbean. They are calling for new, yet ancient, practices of plurinational, participatory, and intercultural democracy. They champion ecologically sustainable development; community-based autonomies; and solidarity with other peoples locally, regionally, and internationally – what they describe as “unity in diversity.”



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