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What's the anarchist replacement for federal treaty rights?

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...that prevent people from encroaching on indigenous land and using/destroying resources? Would the existence of some sort of post-state, post-capitalist future create conditions where people wouldn't have to expand production and their access to raw materials?
asked Mar 19, 2013 by anonymous
Force, but not by Dept of Homeland Defense,  and thousands of judges and federal agents.  And rules, but not so many that the printed paper can fill several football fields. This is basically a "leading" question, that begs an answer and so basically fails the critical thinking test.

Part two assumes we're caveman anarchists of 10,000 years ago, and not anarchists sitting typing on a global internet with machines that can crunch Einstein's and Newton's most complicated mathematics in microseconds.

1 Answer

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Lacking federal treaty rights, if people, indigenous or otherwise, wanted to  keep other people from encroaching on their land, they would likely use a combination of reason, exchange, pleading, and violent defense.

As to the need for expanded resource extraction (or the potential to move in the opposite direction), a "post-state, post-capitalist future" /could/ create conditions where people wouldn't need to expand access to raw materials, or it could not. If we find it desirable to move towards less production and less resource extraction, we might do so. If we follow the more abhorrent of Kropotkin's ideas and followers, we might drain the swamps for farmland and so forth.

The thing is, there doesn't really need to be a lot of worry about either aspect: people live and have lived for most of human existence without the degree of dependence on extractive industry that we currently do. What we need to look for are ways to do so again (which aren't necessarily the old or traditional ways, but might be). As far as what replaces treaties, whatever it is can't do much worse than the examples of many colonizing nations. Ask indigenous Americans how their treaty rights are working out, you aren't likely to get a positive answer, and especially if it is approached from a longer view to history (though for recent examples google Peabody Coal, or San Francisco Peaks).
answered Mar 20, 2013 by ingrate (22,160 points)
Another recent example- Idle No More.
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