Originally posted on Gender Detective - The Personal Blog of Jonah Mix:
Last weekend, the State of Extraction conference was held at Simon Frasier University in the unceded Coast Salish territories of British Columbia. In their words:
The goal of The State of Extraction is to bring together indigenous leadership, academics, artists and public intellectuals from a variety of disciplines, activists engaged in various struggles related to resource extraction (including oil, gas, coal and rare earth metals), representatives of affected communities from the global north and south, and the general public to examine the new face of resource capitalism in Canada and its influence on the world; the (lack of) public debate about such issues and the role of resource capitalism in structuring (and frustrating) such debate; as well as alternative models of economic and social development.
I’m about halfway through the keynotes and the majority of them are absolutely fantastic. A special mention should go to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges…
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