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Mexico, Bolivia and Ecuador are examples of this "kind of irony in which, of all the leading forces around the world, the one who is really preventing a disaster is the indigenous communities."
Noam Chomsky, a predominant character in the field of philosophy, linguistics, psychology and psychiatry, has carried out numerous analyzes of political events that impact our society since the 1950s. Now his attention has focused on the critical situation of environmental activists - mainly indigenous - in Latin America. Was this region of the world finally liberated from US imperial rule?
To return to the theme, Chomsky uses as an example the hopeful struggle of indigenous activists in favor of the environment in the last 15 years. The philosopher mentions that despite the high crime rate against environmental activists in Latin America –especially if they are of identical origins–, there is a hopeful future for the countries that make up this region. For him, indigenous communities are the key to preventing environmental disasters that countries like the US and Canada are responsible for promoting. And it is that, despite being considered "primitive" groups, they are making a path towards the future. And that is a way forward for everyone. "
Mexico, Bolivia and Ecuador are examples of this “kind of irony in which, of all the leading forces around the world, the one who is really preventing a disaster is the indigenous communities. In other words, every person who does not live under a rock knows that they are facing a potential environmental catastrophe, and not in the distant future. All over the world, indigenous communities are trying to fight it. ” It is these communities that are fighting foreign companies that extract and empty their soils of Latin American natural resources: minerals, palm oil, water, land.
Chomsky answers the question by implying that Latin America freed itself from the US and Canada because the latter two countries no longer have rights or obligations to dominate an entire region that governs itself and that has begun to make decisions. isolating these capitalist empires. Here's this interview for On Dangerous Ground, where Chomsky explains his point of view in depth.
Activate subtitles translated into Spanish.