Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: November 28th, 2012
Paul Cooney Seisdedos ~
Today we look at the the nation of Brazil as a site of Ecosocialist significance and struggle. The Amazon Rainforest–the lungs of the earth–has undergone massive destruction since colonialism and capitalist industrialization. Between May 2000 and August 2006 alone, Brazil’s Amazon lost an area larger than that of the country of Greece. But Indigenous forces across Brazil are rising up and pushing back, challenging the ecocide-as-usual and building a movement to protect mother earth. We are joined in the studio by Paul Cooney Seisdedos, a professor of economics at the Universidade Federal do Pará, in the city of Belém in the Brazilian Amazon.