“Blood of Extraction” – Ottawa Book Launch with Authors Todd Gordon and Jeffrey R. Webber

January 4, 2017 | By admin | Filed in: Latin America and the CaribbeanImpact on CommunitiesInternational Trade & InvestmentMilitarisation/Criminalisation.

Join us for the upcoming
Ottawa book launch
of Blood of Extraction: Canadian
Imperialism in Latin America
with authors Todd Gordon and
Jeffrey R. Webber that we are co-sponsoring with Octopus Books
and Fernwood Publishing.

Wednesday, January 11th at 7pm
Life of Pie Bakery & Café
1134 Bank St, Ottawa

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/920115051423584/

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 Canadian-based 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.

You can read our review of Blood of Extraction
published in the November-December edition of The


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Co-sponsored by MiningWatch Canada, Octopus Books and Fernwood

“This careful and comprehensive analysis of Canada’s economic
policies and political interference in Latin America
demonstrates in brutal detail the predatory and destructive
role of a secondary imperialist power operating within the
overarching system of subordination of the Global South to
the demands of northern wealth and power. It also reveals
clearly the responsibility of citizens of Canada and other
dominant societies to join in the resistance of the victims
to the shameful and sordid practices exposed graphically

— Noam Chomsky

“If we cannot see how deeply enmeshed Canadian capital is
with the Canadian state—how “Canadian interests” are
considered met when Canadian-based companies are making
super-profits, even through violent destruction—we cannot get
a sense of how thoroughly things need to change.”

— Jen Moore, MiningWatch Canada

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