A Century of Violence in a Red City: Popular Struggle, by Lesley Gill

By Lesley Gill

In A Century of Violence in a purple City Lesley Gill presents insights into wide traits of world capitalist improvement, classification disenfranchisement and dispossession, and the decline of revolutionary politics. Gill strains the increase and fall of the robust exertions unions, local businesses, and dealing category of Barrancabermeja, Colombia, from their origins within the Twenties to their powerful activism for agrarian reforms, hard work rights, and social courses within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. Like a lot of Colombia, Barrancabermeja got here to be ruled through alliances of right-wing politicians, drug traffickers, international agencies, and paramilitary teams. those alliances reshaped the geography of strength and gave upward thrust to a pernicious type of armed neoliberalism. Their violent incursion into Barrancabermeja's civil society starting within the Eighties decimated the city's social networks, destabilized existence for its citizens, and destroyed its working-class companies. for that reason, group leaders at the moment are left clinging to the toothless discourse of human rights, which can't successfully problem the established order. during this stark e-book, Gill captures the awful fact and precarious way forward for Barrancabermeja and different locations ravaged via neoliberalism and violence.

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