Resistance and alternatives, complementary ways to overcome the logic of current development and transform paradigms.
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Beast And Beauty: Extractivism And Good Living
The tentacle of mining extractivism has been present in the southwestern region of Antioquia; but thanks to the resistance from the defense of the territory, predatory greed has not been able to get away with it to date. Resistance goes hand in hand with a dynamic of regeneration towards good living and post development. download […]
The Beginning Off All Live
The challenge of guaranteeing the right to intercultural health, reflected by the struggle and persistence of Jambi Mascari, an organization of Kiwchas ancestral midwives from Cotacachi that is part of the ancestral health council Hampik Warmikuna, shows how relevant and kind this struggle is for the common good of all, beyond cultures and identities: holistic […]
How to know where to go without knowing where i´m from
Understanding and telling history without the blindness of segregation and even ethnic-classist annulment is possibly the most important achievement of Fundación Quito Eterno. In its pedagogical tours through the historic center of Quito, the collective narrates the historical memory through its characters in a different way. In this way, many people experience a reencounter with […]
My house is the river
Jules´ life revolves around kayaking and rivers, the veins of the territory. He shares his discoveries, from harmony with nature to the river´s tale of developmental tragedies. His socio-environmentally inspired tourism venture is part of a web with different threads of actions and his philosophy of life works for him, always in alliance with others […]
Nature works different from the supermarket
Eating is a political act. Solidarity agriculture, practiced under the name of SoLaWi in Germany as in other European countries, is a possibility of living in coherence with this conviction. A farm and a group of families form an economic community that cares about people and the environment, producing clean, fair and healthy food. Solidarity […]
ABC´s: Classroom forest coexistence
Bosque Escuela Pambiliño (Pambiliño Forest School), project of life of a family in the tropical forest of the Ecuadorian Chocó. A symbiosis between restoration and sustainability of the forest and an alternative education to development.
Chocolate and something else
A farm in the tropical forest of the Ecuadorian Chocó, growing organic cacao and producing delicious chocolate bars, dedicating ninety percent of the land to the conservation and recovery of the ecosystem. Social justice and ecological sustainability, circular and collaborative economy, breaks of paradigms that open new paths.
What development are we talking abaut?
The experience of the Tacana II indigenous territory and its organization, in the heart of the Bolivian Amazon, is a faithful testimony of possibilities to defend its vision of development in the face of the threats of extractivism. It is a resistance with dialogue and proposal, asserting their rights, negotiating the coexistence with different logics […]
Defense of water and life – resistance as an alternative
The defense of the Páramo de Santurbán (tropical moorland of Santurbán) is an emblematic case of resistance to the delivery of the territories to large mining companies by the Colombian government. The environmental authorities have generated and modified norms to give a legitimacy to the extractivist and short-term measures that they adopt. The civic platform […]
Against the Stream and in Direction to the Future
Yasuní, a park in a secluded jungle area located in the Ecuadorian Amazon,has become an international icon of the civic struggle in favor of life, biodiversity and nature as a matter of rights, as mentioned in Ecuador´s constitution. The change achieved in the imaginary of Ecuadorian society is perhaps very initial and reduced, but challenging […]