Thompson Rivers University

Arts alum on Latin American mining issues

January 30, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Philosophy, History and Politics, TRU alum Jeff Webber will be speaking to students, faculty, staff and the Kamloops community on the evening of Feb. 2 about his book, Blood of Extraction Canadian Imperialism in Latin America.

Co-authored with Todd Gordon, 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.

Rooted in thousands of pages of Access to Information documents and dozens of interviews carried out throughout Latin America, Gordon and Webber follow the money. They 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.

Learn more about the book and read reviews.

Dr. Webber is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. His book is for sale from the TRU Bookstore and will be available for purchase and signing at the event on Feb. 2.

Event Details
Date: Feb. 2
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Arts & Education building – Room 262
This event is free.

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Derek Cook
Politics faculty
Faculty of Arts

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