Accumulation by Dispossession and Gang Rape: peas in a pod (canada in guatemala)

30.03.2011 § Leave a comment

A group of 11 women from Guatemala is suing a Canadian company and its subsidiaries, claiming $55 million for alleged gang rapes in 2007 during efforts to clear people from lands near a mining project.

See article Here.

We think of Federici, who talks of state-sanctioned surges in rape during primitive accumulation, of Mies, who writes about the use of rape and sexual violence to produce race and class hierarchy during european colonization…

Also to follow our killability thread – in this article we see an example of men who are most  subordinated (racialized, marginalized) as killable while “their” women are rape-able and killable:

The lawsuit filed Monday is not the first in connection with the project in Guatemala.

Angelica Choc, who is one of the alleged rape victims, has sued HMI and HudBay for negligence in an Ontario court over the 2009 death of her husband, Adolfo Ich Chaman. That case alleges he was beaten and shot by security forces at the mining project.

 

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