Extractivism

July 26, 2016
Christy Thornton, William I. Robinson, John Gibler, Gladys Tzul Tzul and Dawn Paley

The focus of the summer 2016 NACLA Report on the Americas, this forum reflects on the connection between drug war violence and global capital interests as analyzed in Dawn Paley's book Drug War Capitalism. 

April 28, 2016
Moira Birss and Gustavo Castro Soto

An interview with Mexican activist Gustavo Castro Soto about the Berta Cáceres assassination— and building a world that moves beyond extractivism.

September 3, 2015

The government’s recent attack on four research NGOs highlights the need for continuing debate around Bolivia’s extractivist development model. 

June 15, 2015

Bolivian President Evo Morales escalates the stakes in the debate over extractivism as an anti-poverty strategy.

June 1, 2015
Teresa A. Velásquez

Efforts to secure water rights and resist extractivism united campesino and indigenous organizers.

May 29, 2015
Kari Lydersen and Adriana Cardona-Maguigad

Lacking employment alternatives with livable wages, many Colombians continue to labor in informal mines despite the well-known risks. 

March 2, 2015
Nicole Fabricant and Bret Gustafson

Imagining Alternative World Orders from the Ground Up

August 8, 2014
Alejandro Camargo

Between state interests and large-scale extractive companies who freely exploit the sea, artisanal fishing communities are caught in territorial conflicts, with tremendous impacts on food security in the region. 

December 31, 2013
In past weeks, the governments of Ecuador and Bolivia moved to shut down or expel major NGOs (non-government organizations) that work on issues of the environment, extractivism, and indigenous rights. Is this a reasoned assertion of sovereignty against foreign intervention or a move against social movements and democracy through an attack on their bases of foreign support?
November 18, 2013
Manuela Picq

In a NACLA-CLACS co-sponsored event on October 31, Manuela Picq spoke with Carlos Pérez Guartambel, the current leader of Ecuarunari, (Ecuador Runacunapak Rikcharimui, Confederation of the Kichwa of Ecuador), the historically powerful indigenous organization in the Ecuadorian highlands.

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