[-empyre-] AMAZON IS BURNING
margaretha.anne.haughwout at gmail.com
Fri Sep 20 23:50:08 AEST 2019
Hope your day of CLIMATE STRIKE! brings new energy and fresh beginnings to
Fabi thank you for your posts so full of energy and for a vision of
agroecology. I share your inspiration for this set of cultivation
practices, and worry deeply about the ways it can be taken up by
capital.... But perhaps as you suggest it is a way out, a tear on the edges
of modernity (Eduardo Gudynas argues the way out of modernity will be
determined by Latin America....)
I have another question for you Fabi and for Dan. One of the striking
things about the arial images of the Amazon, are the fishbone patterns we
see as roads get developed. We can actually see the metabolic pathways of
capitalism in these patterns. But I'm wondering about the ways 'we' see the
Amazon from afar -- the technologies we use, and how they themselves are
implicated in colonial histories and colonial futures that have us leaving
earth -- could you comment. How do you use these mapping and satellite
technologies in your own practice?
On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 1:21 PM Dean Wilson <dean at sundialforum.org> wrote:
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> A lurker here ... thanks for the thread. "A thousand years ago" indeed.
> Even an eight year interval under the present exploding plastic inevitable
> airborne toxic event is a lost slave ship of failure. Pankaj Mishra's book
> review of David French scraped the bulbous lard of privilege and rummaged
> around thusly back in the day (2011):
> "Even stranger gaps exist in *India*, which, though subtitled *An
> Intimate Biography of 1.2 Billion People*, finds no place for the nearly
> 800 million Indians who still depend on agriculture for a living. The quiet
> catastrophe in rural areas—the collapse of water tables, spiralling debt,
> the poisoning of cultivable land, and tens of thousands of farmer
> suicides—is absent from *India*. French does talk to one man with a
> farming background at length; but the latter turns out to be an upwardly
> mobile adivasi at a Californian-style vineyard owned by Sula Wines.
> Claiming that Mahadev Kolis “normally prefer” Chenin Blanc and Madeira, he
> leads French into upbeat speculation about the “democratisation of
> wine-drinking” in India."
> Parasamgate bodhi svaha.
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