The Suicide Economy and the Sacrifice of Our Future

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Lee Kyung Hae at the TWO conference 2013, before he took his life for the cause. Lee Kyung Hae at the TWO conference 2013, before he took his life for the cause.

The Sacrifice of Lee Kyung Hae, the Korean farmer who took is life in from of the WTO conference in Cancun 2013, stands over an already painful list of tragedies and shamelessly denied responsibilities.

Thousands of farmers like him have made the extreme sacrifice in those years, and the silence of the public media screams the pain of each singular life story, as all over the world modernity unveils it’s contradictions over the lives of innocent people, their lifestyles and their ancient knowledges.

In India, the current crisis of traditional farming is a strikingly painful chapter of a ‘sanctified modernity’. All it’s contradictions are epitomized as the biggest centres progress on the shining path of a western modeled capitalism and the rest of the country remains just apparently into a pristine lifestyle, an ancient era, one where life is…

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