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By Chris Hedges

Years in the past, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco got down to seriously look into the sacrifice zones, these parts in the US which were provided up for exploitation within the identify of revenue, growth, and technological development. They desired to express in phrases and drawings what lifestyles appears like in areas the place ideas with out constraints, the place people and the wildlife are used after which discarded to maximise revenue. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is the searing account in their travels.
The ebook begins within the western plains, the place local american citizens have been sacrificed within the giddy race for land and empire. It strikes to the outdated production facilities and coal fields that fueled the commercial revolution, yet now lie depleted and in decay. It follows the regular downward spiral of yank hard work into the nation's produce fields and leads to Zuccotti Park the place a brand new iteration revolts opposed to a company country that has passed to the younger an monetary, political, cultural and environmental catastrophe.

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Quelques mouvements guérilleros seulement en Amérique latine ont été, durant les quinze dernières années, par la durée ou l’ampleur, autre chose que des insurrections mineures (Colombie, Venezuela, Guatemala, Uruguay). Cet écho, largement amplifié, tient sans doute à l’occidentocentrisme — les révolutionnaires étaient blancs, donc proches — y compris au niveau culturel (la révolution mexicaine de 1910, à des degrés divers, fait partie intégrante de la sensibilité occidentale). Enfin, la personnalité et le physique de Guevara, ce “condottiere du vingtième siècle” ainsi qu’il se définissait lui-même dans sa correspondance, donnaient à la jeunesse une icône où l’identification est à la fois plus directe et plus séduisante qu’avec Ho Chi Minh par exemple.

Ce petit pays de 36 000 km2 et de huit cent mille habitants est la zone la plus active d’Afrique. La chair et l’os Les avions piquent avant de mitrailler. Par rafales sèches. Puis, c’est le son épais des bombes. Au cours de la nuit, un informateur a pu prévenir un des postes portugais de la région. Les Portugais savent certainement que le dirigeant se trouve dans la zone. Ils bombardent avec application toute la matinée. Pourtant, il n’y aura que sept morts et cinq blessés à Djagali. Dissimulés sous un bosquet — un petit groupe d’une quinzaine — , nous attendons que ça se calme.

C’est qu’ils ont bien souvent pour théâtre ou pour cible l’Occident. Les échecs des guérillas rurales, inspirées du foco cubain en Amérique latine, avaient amené Carlos Marighella au Brésil et les Tupamaros en Uruguay à prôner la “guérilla urbaine”. La stratégie des Tupamaros consistait, à travers la spirale violence/répression, à démontrer aux masses le caractère fondamentalement répressif de l’Etat. Mais les Tupamaros furent confrontés au dilemme que rencontre toute organisation clandestine, entre mobiliser et encadrer tout en restant clandestine.

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