By Samir Amin
Publish yr note: First released in 2006
Samir Amin, one of many 20th century's prime radical intellectuals, has lived his own and political existence on the intersection of assorted cultures and foreign innovative currents - from Egypt to France to West Africa, from communism to national-liberation socialism, Maoism and eventually a mature anti-imperialism.
His memoirs aren't just a attention-grabbing own narrative yet a penetrating historical-political research, in addition to an advent to his most vital theoretical contributions. they provide a different vantage element for gazing the operations of world capitalism and the evolution, crises and possibilities of radical hobbies, specially within the 3rd international.
This publication could be useful not just to readers drawn to Amin's profoundly influential paintings or within the background of the worldwide left yet to a person focused on today's around the world struggles opposed to capitalist globalization.
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63/9789004271074_003 30 Spronk Defensa del Agua y de la Vida (Coalition for the Defense of Water and Life, henceforth the Coordinadora), which appeared to overcome some of the problems associated with ‘old’ forms of social movements, particularly trade unions. 3 According to this view, trade unions with their struggles over legal contracts, closed membership, and hierarchical leadership structures no longer represent the interests of the majority of the population, especially those engaged in informal types of work.
The Coordinadora found it relatively easy to mobilise people, who had already suffered recurring economic crises that many of them linked to neoliberalism. In early February 2000, the Coordinadora organised a peaceful takeover of the city (‘toma pacífica’) to pressure the government to freeze the rate hikes and remove the monopoly provision from the contract and water legislation. Over 50,000 people participated in marches and blockades that shut down the city for 24 hours. Although the organisers assured the authorities that the protests would be peaceful, the central government sent in motorcycle police from La Paz known as ‘the Dalmatians’ (las dálmatas), famous for their black and white uniforms and their use of violent tactics.
The agreement signed between the government and the Coordinadora guaranteed the withdrawal of Tunari, transferred the water utility back to the municipal government, and assured the release of detained protesters. On 11 April, Congress passed a law executing the decision and the blockades within the city were dismantled the following day. The peasant farmers, who emerged as the most militant participants in the protests, maintained blockades for another day until the Congress passed a new water law (Law 2066) that recognised their rights to ‘usos y costumbres’.
A Life Looking Forward: Memoirs of an Independent Marxist by Samir Amin