Testimonio: Canadian Mining in the Aftermath of Genocides in


Author(s): Catherine Nolin & Grahame Russell [editors]
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781771135627

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Canadian Mining in the Aftermath of Genocides in Guatemala

What is land? A resource to be exploited? A commodity to be traded? A home to cherish? In Guatemala, a country still reeling from thirty-six years of US-backed state repression and genocides, dominant Canadian mining interests cash in on the transformation of land into “property,” while those responsible act with near-total impunity.

Editors Catherine Nolin and Grahame Russell draw on over thirty years of community-based research and direct community support work in Guatemala to expose the ruthless state machinery that benefits the Canadian mining industry—a staggeringly profitable juggernaut of exploitation, sanctioned and supported every step of the way by the Canadian government.

This edited collection calls on Canadians to hold our government and companies fully to account for their role in enabling and profiting from violence in Guatemala. The text stands apart in featuring a series of unflinching testimonios (testimonies) authored by Indigenous community leaders in Guatemala, as well as wide-ranging contributions from investigative journalists, scholars, lawyers, activists, and documentarians on the ground. As resources are ripped from the earth and communities and environments ripped apart, the act of standing in solidarity and bearing witness—rather than extracting knowledge—becomes more radical than ever.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781771135627
ISBN10 177113562X
Author Catherine Nolin & Grahame Russell [editors]
Binding Paperback
Date Published 15 Jan 2022
Frequency No
Report Date 2022/01/15
Pages 320
Publisher Between The Lines [Canada]

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