[act-ma] Social Movements and States in Latin America w/ Ben Dangl 10/28 7pm FREE!

Corry Banton corryb8 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 25 12:04:28 PDT 2010

Dancing With Dynamite: Social Movements
and States in Latin America

Author Discussion w/ Ben Dangl

Thursday, October 28


Lucy Parsons Center

  Columbus Ave


Book release/discussion with Ben Dangl, the author of the book
published by AK Press, Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America. 

Dancing with Dynamite: In the past decade, grassroots social movements played
major roles in electing left-leaning governments throughout Latin
 America, but subsequent relations between the streets and the
states remain uneasy. In Dancing with Dynamite, award-winning journalist
Benjamin Dangl explores the complex ways these movements have worked with,
against, and independently of national governments. From dynamite-wielding
miners in Bolivia to the
struggles of landless farmers in Brazil
and Paraguay,
Dangl discusses the dance between movements and states in seven different Latin
American countries. Using original research, lively prose, and extensive
interviews with workers, farmers, and politicians, he suggests how Latin
American social movement strategies could be applied internationally to build a
better world now.

“Ben Dangl breaks the sound barrier, exploding many myths about Latin America
that are all-too-often amplified by the corporate media in the United States.
Read this much-needed book.”—Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!



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