[Marxism] How ‘anti-extractivism’ misses the forest for the trees

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon May 19 01:52:19 MDT 2014

Federico Fuentes

A recent spate of high-profile campaigns against industrial projects based
on extracting raw materials has opened up an important new dynamic within
the broad processes of change sweeping South America.

Understanding their nature and significance is crucial to grasping the
complexities involved in bringing about social change and how best to build
solidarity with peoples’ struggles.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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