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  1. State of Power 2014 cover

    State of extraction: The new scramble for Africa

    • David Fig
    06 February 2014

    In recent years Africa has experienced waves of new investment, particularly in mining, energy and agriculture, and has seen elevated commodity exports. These flows are tantamount to a new scramble, creating wealth for foreign direct investors, some local entrepreneurs and a growing comprador class. Resources are typically exploited without raising the living standards of the people and at significant environmental cost. On the ground this has engendered significant resistance. The new scramble is a modification of traditional imperialist relationships which Africa experienced with former occupying colonial powers. But how do we understand the differences between the old and new scrambles? Who ultimately holds the power?

  2. Extractivismo y resistencia comunitaria en Honduras

    • Susy Núñez, Fabricio Herrera, Martha Flores
    06 March 2018

    Cuando se cumplen dos años del asesinato de Berta Cáceres, las comunidades hondureñas siguen sufriendo los impactos del extractivismo depredador y luchando por defender los bienes comunes. Hablan las voces desde el terreno.