Beyond an Extractivist World:
Why Imagining and Acting Upon Alternative Modes of Living are Crucial to Saving the Planet from Capitalism
PHM Canada is excited to share with you all a working document entitled, Beyond an Extractivist World: Why Imagining and Acting Upon Alternative Modes of Living are Crucial to Saving the Planet from Capitalism. This working document, and the content within, is the result of a partnership between different chapters of the People’s Health Movement (PHM), namely, PHM Canada, PHM Ecuador, and PHM Ecosystems and Health Thematic Circle.
The working document can be found here: Beyond an Extractivist World- Jan 2023-PHM Canada- PHM-Ecuador, and PHM Ecosystems and Health
It reviews key topics such as defining the global extractivist problem and the factors driving it. Case studies are analyzed to demonstrate the severity of the mining impacts of Canadian companies in countries such as Ecuador, and the importance of resistance movements by local groups in achieving change. Suggestions for activism that can lead to a post-extractive world and ultimately, healthier communities and societies, are also included.
Our goal for this working document is to share our experiences of advocacy, activism, and inquiry against extractivism as members of the Canadian and Ecuadorian chapters of PHM, a broad network of health justice activists across the world. We believe an anti-extractivist lens is useful for a wide range of contemporary progressive social movements, including health justice.
We invite you to share this working document widely within your circles to peers and colleagues who may also find this work useful in their endeavours.Thank you for joining us in this important work.