Plundering Paradise: The Struggle for the Environment in the Philippines

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University of California Press, 1994 - History - 197 pages
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This gripping portrait of environmental politics chronicles the devastating destruction of the Philippine countryside and reveals how ordinary men and women are fighting back. Traveling through a land of lush rainforests, the authors have recorded the experiences of the people whose livelihoods are disappearing along with their country's natural resources. The result is an inspiring, informative account of how peasants, fishers, and other laborers have united to halt the plunder and to improve their lives.
These people do not debate global warming--they know that their very lives depend on the land and oceans, so they block logging trucks, protest open-pit mining, and replant trees. In a country where nearly two-thirds of the children are impoverished, the reclaiming of natural resources is offering young people hope for a future. Plundering Paradise is essential reading for anyone interested in development, the global environment, and political life in the Third World.
  

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Contents

Generation Lost
1
Natures Revenge
20
The Last Rainforests
39
The First Environmentalists
56
Life Along the Death March
73
The Wall
90
Hearts and Minds
104
The Bastards of Bataan
118
From Plunder to Sustainability
132
Notes
159
Index
187
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About the author (1994)

Robin Broad is Assistant Professor of International Development at American University and the author of Unequal Alliance: The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Philippines (California, 1988). John Cavanagh is Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-author, with Richard J. Barnet, of Global Dreams: Imperial Corporations and the New World Order (1994).

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