Eternal Resistants

Malcom X says: ‘If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing’.
 The day-to-day reality, which is becoming more and more difficult with every passing day, is too complex to be briefly described. Or, it might be terribly simple, so much so that it becomes trivial.
The whole population of Chocò and Buenaventura (the main Colombian port on the Pacific coast) has been on strike to denounce the complete lack of government will to face the dramatic situation concerning poverty and security, just to mention two of the main causes. (more…)


The beauty and the privilege of being born in Europe is served with the right dosage of polite scorn, on the side, for everything that is not western. What a great gift globalization. The whole world open, the whole humanity free to consume the same products. When I was in primary school, my teacher tried to explain to us what globalization was and she said that coca-cola was invented in the US but now it could be drunk by us Italian kids and even by Indian kids. Freedom: the condition where every human in the world can drink coca-cola. What is not explained though, or it’s left implied – very serious mistake considering how normally we slaughter each other over grammatical platitudes for that ever so paraded love for “truth” and “justice”- is that really globalization’s sole purpose has been to export one only possible way of living. (more…)