The Security State: Extracting Resources, Extracting Culture, Extracting Labour

Discussion workshop
Aug 10 2016  13:00 - 15:30

In this interactive workshop, members of the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (a grassroots group that organizes around the abusive practices of Canadian mining companies) will share experiences of working in solidarity with mining-impacted communities around the world to draw connections between mining, tourism, and military, to reveal to the ways that each is strategically obscured and/or made visible to privilege state and corporate interests.

This workshop will create the opportunity for participants to explore the connections between Canadian resource extraction practices and the exploitation of Indigenous knowledge and culture, the extraction of cheap labour, and the rising security state.

Participants will use explorative, arts-based methods to map out some of the ways in which nationalism and settler-colonial capitalism treats land, people, and culture as resources to freely use and profit from, all under the banner of ‘development’ and ‘national security.’

Speakers
Sydney Lang, MISN
Rachel Small, MISN
Emily G, MISN
Discussion workshop
Aug 10 2016  13:00 - 15:30
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon PK (Local PK-1630)
201, avenue du Président-Kennedy
Montréal, QC, Canada
Languages
English
Target audiences
General
Activities extended on the Internet
no
Last Modified
1 June 2016
The Security State: Extracting Resources, Extracting Culture, Extracting Labour
Group Admins
Sydney Lang
Programming theme
Global Struggles and International Solidarity
Objectives
To inform / To make aware of
Debate / deliberate / discuss
To propose / altenative development
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