Thea Riofrancos, the author of Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador, talks about the challenges posed by resource extraction to indigenous sovereignty, the rights of nature, and our conceptions of democracy. We also think about what a less extractive economy might look like, and whether a green transition reliant on minerals for batteries and solar panels risks re-creating some of the harms of the fossil fuel economy.
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Read Riofrancos' recent article on lithium extraction
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