Notes on Contributors

Hugo Blanco was one of the main organizers of the 1958-64 peasant movement in Peru. Sentenced to 25 years in prison, he was freed in 1970 after an international campaign. He participated in reorganizing the Confederación Campesina del Perú (CCP) and in founding the Partido Unificado Mariateguista, and was elected to the Peruvian Congress and Senate. Currently he is a representative of the CCP in the department of Cuzco. He is the author of Land or Death: The Peasant Struggle in Peru (1972) and Nosotros los Indios (2003).

José De Echave, an economist, is Director of the program on Mining and Communities at the NGO CooperAcción and editor of the newsletter Actualidad Minera del Perú. He has worked as a consultant for the International Labor Organization (ILO) and at the Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Adolfo Gilly is a professor of history at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Born in Argentina, he has been a Mexican national since 1982. While a political prisoner (1966-72), he wrote The Mexican Revolution (New Press, 2005). He has been a visiting professor at numerous US universities. His recent publications include El cardenismo: Una utopía mexicana (1994), “Chiapas and the Rebellion of the Enchanted World” in Daniel Nugent (ed.), Rural Revolt in Mexico: U.S. Intervention and the Domain of Subaltern Politics (1998), and El siglo del relámpago (2002).

Pablo González Casanova is Professor of Historical Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, and the Colegio de México. He has been a visiting professor at Cambridge University, Oxford University, and New School University. His recent publications include: Las Nuevas Ciencias y las Humanidades: De la Academia a la Política (2004); La Universidad Necesaria del Siglo XXI (2001), La Nueva Organización Capitalista Mundial Vista desde el Sur (1995), and, with Samir Amin, El Estado y la Política en el Sur del Mundo (1996).

Aníbal Quijano is the author of numerous books on Peruvian and Latin American society and politics.  He taught sociology for many years at the University of San Marcos (in Lima), and has been a frequent visiting professor at the University of Binghamton as well as at several European and Latin American institutions.

Peter Ranis is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the City University of New York Graduate Center and York College.He is the author of Argentine Workers: Peronism and Contemporary Class Consciousness (1992) and Clases, Democracia y Trabajo en Argentina Contemporanea (1997). He has written for Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, Current History, Latin American Politics and Society,and WorkingUSA.

Gerardo Rénique is Associate Professor of History at the City University of New York and is on the board of directors of the Brecht Forum. He is co-author (with Deborah Poole) of Peru: Time of Fear (1992) and “Terror and the Privatized State: A Peruvian Parable” (Radical History Review, Winter 2003). He also contributed a chapter to Race and Nation in Modern Latin America (2003).
Peter Winn spent much of the Allende era in Chile as a journalist and historian. He is the author of Weavers of Revolution: The Yarur Workers and Chile’s Road to Socialism (1986) and most recently editor of Victims of the Chilean Miracle: Workers and Neoliberalism in the Pinochet Era, 1973-2002 (2004). He is professor of history and director of Latin American Studies at Tufts University.

Raúl Zibechi is editor of the Internacional Section of the weekly Brecha (Montevideo); he also writes for La Jornada  (Mexico City) and the International Relations Center (Silver City, NM).  He received the 2003 Jose Martí Award from Prensa Latina (Cuba). He is a professor and researcher at the Popular Education Center of the Multiversidad Franciscana de América Latina. His recent publications include: Genealogía de la Revuelta: Argentina, Sociedad en Movimiento (2003), La Mirada Horizontal: Movimientos Sociales y Emancipación (1999), La Revuelta Juvenil de los 90 (1997), and Cuando los Arroyos Bajan: Los Desafios del Zapatismo (1995).