Browsing All posts tagged under »Hugo Chavez«

Encircling Empire: Report #20—The Chávez Years

March 22, 2013


This report’s focus is on Hugo Chávez Frías, featuring appreciations and understandings of his political work, the accomplishments achieved during his time in government, archival documents and archived speeches and writings by President Chávez, videos, and news reports. Emphasis is placed here on items that are freely available on the Internet, rather than books and […]

Encircling Empire: Report #13—Revolution, Intervention, Anthropology

March 7, 2011


In this report, first two maps of social media penetration in the Middle East and North Africa, in relation to ongoing revolts; then, a long overdue catalogue of anthropologists writing online about the revolutions across the Middle East and North Africa; then a series of opposing items, those dealing with rejections of any foreign military intervention in Libya (a position best articulated by Fidel Castro), followed by statements by what would otherwise be willing interventionists, in the U.S. government, who find multiple problems with imposing a no-flight-zone, and then those articles and statements that strongly favour intervention, and the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P); finally, we end with notes on empire at work in Afghanistan.

Encircling Empire: Report #5, 01-08 October 2010

October 9, 2010


In this issue we talk about “empire within;” internal colonialism and the marginalization and expropriation of indigenous communities; conservative American critiques of foreign interventionism; the militarization of politics in the U.S., and military revolt; the militarization of U.S.-Latin American relations; contesting imperial media; anti-imperialist political efforts using social media; using immigration policy to keep out foreign speakers who criticize Israeli and U.S. occupations; the movement for an academic boycott of Israel; framing Wikileaks; developments affecting the tenure and electoral success of radical democracies in Latin America, most notably in Ecuador, Venezuela, and Brazil; and, book reviews, and Public Anthropology Notes. Our “nation notes” for this week cover: Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Hungary, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, and Venezuela.

Encircling Empire: Report #3, 18-23 September 2010

September 23, 2010


We recommend these as the top items of the following report: Guanaguanare’s “Belize: So The Natives Are ‘Revolting’?” Adrienne Pine’s “Foreign infiltrators (Paro Cívico, Sept. 7)” Barry Morris & Andrew Lattas: “Embedded Anthropology and the Intervention” Sami Ben Gharbia’s “The Internet Freedom Fallacy and Arab Digital Activism” Tricia Wang’s “The Great Internet Freedom Bluff of Digital Imperialism: Thoughts on Cyber Diplomacy, Cargo Cult Digital Activism… and Haystack” Gabriella Coleman’s “The Anthropology of Hackers”