A North-South Dialogue on Extractivism: Resistance and Alternatives

Discussion workshop
Aug 11 2016  13:00 - 15:30

Predatory extractivism — the exploitation of natural wealth for short-term profit without regard for its consequences — is being challenged ever more fiercely both intellectually and on the ground. Indigenous and popular movements, writers and thinkers in different parts of the world use different approaches and strategies, but the fundamental struggle for ecological, climate, and social justice is the same. This workshop will bring together reports from communities and activists on several continents, and weave them together as elements of a common struggle. It will then turn to the participants for reflections, stories, and ideas –– experiences and experiments in breaking with the consumer capitalist paradigm on a more local scale, as well as in broader movements supporting more sustainable traditions (eg. Indigenous and peasant) against predatory extractivism and working towards more sustainable development models.

Additional resource people are still to be identified: North American Indigenous, African, and/or another international Indigenous resource person.

Jamie Kneen, MiningWatch Canada
Gloria Chicaiza, Acción Ecológica
John Dillon, Kairos
Discussion workshop
Aug 11 2016  13:00 - 15:30
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-2625)
400, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, QC, Canada
English, Spanish
Target audiences
General, Indigenous
Activities extended on the Internet
Last Modified
15 May 2016
A North-South Dialogue on Extractivism: Resistance and Alternatives
Activity Lead Organization
MiningWatch Canada
Group Admins
Jamie Kneen
Programming theme
Economic, Social and Solidarity Alternatives facing the Capitalist Crisis
Debate / deliberate / discuss
To propose / altenative development
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