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Update by Russ McSpadden

Alas, the wild and wet dream of an ecotopia in Bolivia is but lies on paper and another example of the emptiness of beautiful intentions applied to government rhetoric. The poetry and land-based traditions written into law have been mutilated by the petty drones of bureaucracy and the corruption of the powerful.  The article below was written in December 2010, in the salad days of Evo’s hope and change campaign and we all wanted to believe. Please read the article, for the points are factual regarding the Law of Mother Earth as written into the Bolivian constitution, but they have since been stomped on by the very same Bolivian government. Like those in power before him, Evo Morales has pushed forward with mega projects that violate indigenous rights, scar the earth, and disrupt working class struggles. For more details consider reading Decepcion in Bolivia: Evo on…

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