Friday, August 24, 2012
Occupy South Africa
Nicholas Mirzoeff at Occupy 2012 examines the issues involved in the re-conquest of Africa: extraction of minerals, subjugation of autonomy, implementation of debt, and expansion of climate change. Reporting on the memorial for South African miners murdered by police, he notes a new wave of resistance is imminent, this time in support of nationalizing wealth in order for the black citizens to enjoy the fruits of their labor, rather than giving it all over to the white mine owners. Bringing the message back to American shores, the same might be said for resource extractors from the Arctic to Patagonia.