Blood of Extraction - Canadian Imperialism in Latin America. Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber

When:
January 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Where:
Kaneff Tower 519
Cost:
Free
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Blood of Extraction - Canadian Imperialism in Latin America. Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Kaneff Tower 519
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All are welcome! 

Rooted in thousands of pages of Access to Information
documents and dozens of interviews carried out
throughout Latin America, Blood of Extraction examines
the increasing presence of Canadian mining companies in
Latin America and the environmental and human rights
abuses that have occurred as a result. By following the
money, Gordon and Webber illustrate the myriad ways
Canadianbased
multinational corporations, backed by the
Canadian state, have developed extensive economic
interests in Latin America over the last two decades at the
expense of Latin American people and the environment.
Latin American communities affected by Canadian
resource extraction are now organized into hundreds of
opposition movements, from Mexico to Argentina, and the
authors illustrate the strategies used by the Canadian
state to silence this resistance and advance corporate
interests.

Todd Gordon: Todd Gordon is the author of Imperialist Canada and Assistant
Professor of Law and Society and Social Justice and Community Engagement at
Laurier University.
Jeffery R. Webber: Jeffery R. Webber is the author of Red October:
Left Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia.