File spoon-archives/marxism-international.archive/marxism-international_1997/marxism-international.9710, message 646

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 12:13:13 +0000
Subject: M-I: Indigenous peoples

Louis Proyect recently quoted an article from Living Marxism about the
Yanomani Indians by Ann Bradley. However, he failed to quote the
conclusion of the article which is as follows:

My argument with the current method of industrialisation of the third
world is that it fails to bring about civilisation or progress. The
industrialised world uses countries like Brazil as a source of raw
materials and cheap labour. What the Western nations call development
has in fact been the systematic denial of any pattern of development
that could benefit the indigenous populations of third world countries. 

Survival's literature calls on us to 'stop civilisation and progress'.
I'd say that capitalism is doing a pretty good job of stopping
civilisation and progress all by itself.

Reproduced from Living Marxism issue 42, April 1992

James Heartfield

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