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.
Gloria Chicaiza, Acción Ecológica
John Dillon, Kairos