Diego Sztulwark

is a member of Colectivo Situaciones, a militant research collective based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In addition, he is involved with the publisher Tinta Limón, regularly blogs for Lobo Suelto, and participates in the Instituto de Investigación y Experimentación Política (IIEP). Two recent Colectivo Situaciones books have been published in English: 19 & 20: Notes for a New Social Protagonism and Genocide in the Neighborhood.

Women turning away from man on horse

Argentina: A Dictatorship by Democratic Means?

We in Argentina are faced with a right-wing that is more mod­ern, ver­sa­tile in the world of mass media and social net­works, much more atten­tive and lucid in every­thing that has to do with the pro­duc­tion of con­sen­sus. We must ask our­selves, how is a gov­ern­ment like this pos­si­ble in the coun­try today?

Political Anatomy of the South American Conjuncture: Images of Development and New Social Conflict in the Present Period

Political Anatomy of the South American Conjuncture: Images of Development and New Social Conflict in the Present Period

Despite these osten­si­bly “pro­gres­sive” vic­to­ries, the region’s period of left-wing state dom­i­nance may have reached its lim­its, and in some cases, fal­len into out­right con­ser­vatism. Con­se­quently, there’s a need for a re-activi­a­tion of polit­i­cal strug­gle at the grass­roots level to over­come the iner­tia of the polit­i­cal cycle. 

Notes for Political Investigation in the Heart of the Paradoxes of Post-Neoliberalism

Notes for Political Investigation in the Heart of the Paradoxes of Post-Neoliberalism

Translator’s Intro­duc­tion: Diego Sztulwark’s text, orig­i­nally pub­lished on the blog Lobo Suelto in April 2013, speaks to a num­ber of con­tem­po­rary debates in Argentina: the “end of neolib­er­al­ism” and the “return of the state,” the neo-extrac­tivist econ­omy, and the role of social move­ments today. Specif­i­cally, it comes out of a series of meet­ings and encoun­ters between dif­fer­ent move­ments and orga­ni­za­tions… Read more →