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Global Development Studies
DEVS 100
Richard Day

Devs Week 17 2/8/2013 7:34:00 AM Discussing the Film: What is happening in Junin, Ecuador? Why is Canada not a „full‟ core country? ***  That is something that is seen as desirable to dominant power Arundhati Roy What is an example of a „full‟ core country?  Project for the New American Century  USA seeks global hegemony over/via… o Economy o IMF/WTO etc. o Military o Corporate mass media Are there any alternatives to the New American Century?  Roy proposes: grassroots direct action, in the spirit of the Salt March  “We have to become the global resistance…it means making it materially impossible for Empire to achieve its aims” (p.14) o Idea of blocking power o The people are the ones who will do this Why one might be (anti-)capitalist (according to R. Day) Great thing capitalism has done At the cost of… 1. Developed mechanized Destroying the land and making it production… impossible to breathe or drink or eat in a healthy way And co-ordination of human labour… Unprecedented alienation, depression, drug use, and mental illness To produce more ‟stuff‟ than ever Poorer quality than ever before, all before dumped in landfills after a few months 2. Created a global market That is almost impossible to escape With complex interdependencies And therefore complex instabilities and constant crises Instantaneous communication And constant surveillance And nearly instantaneous travel For the global elites, that pollutes like crazy 3. Solved the problems.. Looking only at profits for owners in the short term Of allocation of resources and Creating/intensifying class-based products racialized, patriarchal (divided) societies which allow a massively unequal distribution system to be justified 4. Helped to consolidate a global Endless wars, colonialism, system of nations… development schemes, i.e. battles of control of resources All of which are more or less tightly Perpetuating domination through articulated with states authoritarian, hierarchical, bureaucratic structures 5. Been very resilient despite its Nihilism – profit is the highest/only many downsides and failings value Apathy – fundamental social change is undesirable (capitalism is the best system imaginable) Apathy – fundamental social change is impossible due to repression,
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