Al Gedicks is professor of sociology at the
University of Wisconsin La Crosse and a longtime activist in environmental
and Native solidarity movements.
Rebels: Native Challenges to
Mining and Oil Corporations
By Al Gedicks
Native peoples throughout the globe are facing extinction due to
the greed of mining and oil companies. As the energy crisis intensifies,
their plight sounds the alarm to all those concerned about the prospect
of global warming, genocide, and eco-disasters. Resource Rebels
traces the development of multiracial, transnational movements in the US,
Asia, Africa and Latin America that are countering resource extraction
and providing direction for environmentalists and anticapitalists alike.
"Gedicks helps us to understand how these struggles have take place,
why, and what we can do in the future."
"Gedicks first book, New
Resource Wars, graphically mapped the dramatic rise of native-led
resistance to extractive corporations. Now he brings his incisive analysis
to bear on the consequences of globalization."