You know we’re not hearing much in the U.S. press about this incident in the rain forest. Indigenous people in the Amazon have been protesting: “Thousands of indigenous people have been blocking roads, rivers and fuel pipelines since April to force the government to repeal the laws which they say were introduced without consultation and would open their lands to foreign exploitation.” -BBC
After reading The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein I am much more aware of stories like this one. When I hear about unrest around the world, my first reaction now is…”hmmmm…..wonder what natural resources they have…” Before we ever went in to Iraq Cheney held secret energy meetings with the heads of oil & gas companies (including Ken Lay of Enron) and mapped out oil resources in Iraq. The original name for the invasion was Operation Iraqi Liberation…O-I-L…..
Our world would be so much more peaceful if no country was allowed to take natural resources from another country. If women ruled instead of the patriarchy there would be such a law.