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‘For us, extractivism is lethal:’ The ongoing colonial violence of resource extraction in Latin America
The Real News Network
May 23, 2023
Teresa A. Velásquez is an associate professor of anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino, and the author of “Pachamama Politics: Campesino Water Defenders and the Anti-Mining Movement in Andean Ecuador” was one of the guests on The Marc Steiner Show podcast to discuss the violence associated with the resource extraction economy – mining, extraction and deforestation that comes with extracting natural resources – in Latin America.
Indigenous and environmental activists from Ecuador to Bolivia say that today’s extractivist economy perpetuates the violence of colonial domination, and warn that things are only going to get worse over the course of the 21st century.
“Both neoliberal government and the so-called socialist government bet on mining as a tool of development, as a model of development to ‘reduce poverty,’” Veláquez said. “And this puts at risk the watersheds and the territories of indigenous people, Ecuadorians, and small farmers.”
Jeremy Murray, professor of history and a 2022-23 Wilson China Fellow, was a panelist at the recent Wilson China Fellowship Conference, where he participated in the program, “Sub-state Actors in Chinese Politics.”
CSUSB professor participates in FiveThirtyEight discussion on the 2024 Republican presidential primary
May 24, 2023
Meredith Conroy, associate professor of political science, was one of the experts who participated in FiveThirtyEight’s online chat about the Republican Party’s presidential primary, and who may be expected to enter the fray.
Why some nonwhite Americans espouse right-wing extremism
May 21, 2023
Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article about some people of color who are joining forces with groups that openly champion right-wing causes, including white supremacy and racism. Citing a report that indicated 7% of rioters charged in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol were nonwhite, Levin said the numbers show “how appealing right-wing extremism can be to people of color, and for some, the next stop down that rabbit hole is white supremacy.”
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