This Changes Everything - Chapter 9: Blockadia Summary & Analysis

Naomi Klein
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Klein writes that Blockadia is a mobile transnational conflict zone, climate change activists who appear wherever dangerous extraction projects are taking place. These extraction projects include open-pit mines, fracking and tar sands pipelines. Running out of options, fossil-fuel companies are expanding to new areas with their untested and unregulated operations. The planned construction by Eldorado Gold of an ore mine in the Skouries Forest, an old-growth forest in Greece, came to the attention of the activists. The local people were completely against the mine fearing that it would adversely impact their health. The Greek prime minister wanted the project to proceed because of the economic collapse of the nation. The forest has become a battle zone for the opposing sides with military checkpoints along the road that leads to the forest. Similar scenarios are taking place around the world in locations as diverse...

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