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well. Eggs, larvae, and juveniles are especially hard hit. "What is emerging [in Blockadia], in fact, is a new kind of reproductive rights movement, one fighting not only for the reproductive rights of women, but for the reproductive rights of the planet as a whole …. All of life has the right to renew, regenerate, and heal itself."  (443)
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Such rights are being adopted as legal rights. People are remembering their connections  with nature. "And contrary to capitalism’s drift toward monopoly and duopoly in virtually every  arena, these systems mimic nature’s genius for built-in redundancy by amplifying  diversity wherever possible …. The beauty of these models is that when they fail, they  fail on a small and manageable scale—with backup systems in place. Because if there is  one thing we know, it’s that the future is going to have plenty of shocks. "… living nonextractively means relying overwhelmingly on resources that can be  continuously regenerated …. "These processes are sometimes called ‘resilient’ but a more appropriate term might be  ‘regenerative.’ Because resilience—though certainly one of nature’s greatest gifts—is a  passive process, implying the ability to absorb blows and get back up. Regeneration, on  the other hand, is active: we become full participants in the process of maximizing life’s  creativity." (447) CONCLUSION:                                                                                                                                                                                       "… global capitalism has made the depletion of resources so rapid, convenient, and  barrier-free that ‘earth-human systems’ are becoming dangerously unstable in response."  (450) "The movements explored in these pages—Blockadia’s fast multiplying local outposts,  the fossil fuel divestment/reinvestment movement, the local laws barring high-risk  extraction, the bold court challenges by Indigenous groups and others—are early  manifestations of this resistance. They have not only located various choke points to slow the expansion plans of the fossil fuel companies, but the economic alternatives these  movements are proposing and building are mapping ways of living within planetary  boundaries, ones based on intricate reciprocal relationships rather than brute extraction.  This is [what] is needed to put the brakes on the forces of destruction and  destabilization." (451) Previous movements—for civil rights for African-Americans and women—were  successful in gaining legal rights against institutional discrimination, but not regarding  "fundamental challenges to the free market economic order." (453)
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  • Fall '18
  • Raymond Baker

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