March 18, 2016

¡El Buen Vivir es para todos y todas, o no lo es!

Entrevista con Alberto Acosta, economista y político ecuatoriano. Por Felipe Milanez.*
January 14, 2016

A Portrait of Human and Environmental Devastation — Stop the Invisibilization!!! Petition

Petition in solidarity with the afro-ecuadorian ancestral community of La Chiquita and the Awá indigenous community of Guadalito versus two oil palm companies of the San Lorenzo Cantón, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador.*
November 26, 2015

'Friendly colonialism' and the contradictions of our progressive governments

by Eduardo Gudynas* Gudynas answers and reflects on the debate his arguments raised about colonialism and extractivism in Latin America.
October 20, 2015

Gudynas and Harvey

Following the commentary of Eduardo Gudynas, on the careless reproduction of concepts from Western scholars to explicate environmental conflict situations in the global South, scholars from CENEDET (Centro Nacional de Estrategia para el Derecho al Territorio) in Ecuador -a center where David Harvey is the director- gave a heated response. Joan Martinez Alier now gives his own opinion on this debate and on the usefulness of “extractivism” and “accumulation by dispossession” concepts for Latin America.
October 15, 2015

Friendly colonialism and the 'Harvey fashion'

by Eduardo Gudynas* Latin American progressive governments like citing Harvey’s work because it allows them to position themselves against global capitalism while glossing over the contradictions of their own extractivist policies.
October 13, 2015

Latin American political ecology according to the Progresistas Bolivarianos

By Carmelo Ruiz* The region’s progressive governments are hardening their positions in favour of mining and oil extraction and against civil society environmental organizations and other critics of extractivism.
September 25, 2015

“Our research work is socially relevant”

CEDIB is one of the Bolivian organizations which have come under attack for critiquing the government’s extractivist policies—Carmelo Ruiz* interviews Marco Gandarillas, its excutive director.
April 23, 2015

El extractivismo en América Latina: un imperativo de ida y vuelta

By Cristina Bastidas y Lucía Gallardo* Murió Eduardo Galeano y las venas de América Latina siguen abiertas. América Latina continua ofreciendo sus venas a veces en forma de petróleo, minería y otras ‘commodities’ para que este modelo civilizatorio llamado capitalismo mundializado siga nutrido.