[Marxism] ZCommunications » The Politics of Pachamama

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Apr 25 07:38:47 MDT 2014

While many economies and citizens have benefitted from the state’s 
larger involvement in the extraction of these resources, extractivism 
under progressive governments, as it had under neoliberalism, still 
displaces rural communities, poisons water sources, kills the soil, and 
undermines indigenous territorial autonomy. As Argentine sociologist 
analyst Maristella Svampa writes, Latin American “progressivism’s 
practice and policies ultimately correspond to a conventional and 
hegemonic idea of development based on the idea of infinite progress and 
supposedly inexhaustible natural resources.” Buoyed by the progressive 
discourse and mandate of the Latin American left, this extractive trend 
has produced alarming results across the region.

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