India’s Coal Rush

India’s Coal Rush

Video by AJ+ (Al Jazeera’s Digital Media Team) in March 2012.   This video is now a few years old and could definitely do with updating, especially as regards the booms in artisanal mining, the burgeoning forest protection schemes and the economic turmoil in the commodities markets causing (generally) falling...

Coal. A Dirty Little Rock.

Coal. A Dirty Little Rock.

The Minerals Council of Australia produced a laughably desperate bit of propaganda (you can view it here) and it has provided us with a spectacular array of satirical responses. Here’s one of our favourite, from the coal-free pension fund Future Super.  ...

Living With Coal in Kosovo

Living With Coal in Kosovo

Video by Kosova Live on 2/09/15. Residents near to the Kosovo A Power Plant have been, since it has been opened, suffering its ill-effects. They complain of respiratory illness, fine coal-dust everywhere, undrinkable water and a now largely abandoned towns. There are 835 premature deaths from air pollution every year in Kosovo...

Werris Creek coal mine cracking aquifer

Werris Creek coal mine cracking aquifer

Video by Jeremy Buckingham on 30/08/15.   When mining operations come across a natural aquifer, it can interfere with production or in the setting up of the mine. To deal with this, the aquifer is often rapidly and aggressively evaporated so that development/extraction can continue. As well as being detrimental to the...

Intag, Ecuador: Community projects as alternatives to mining (Espanol)

Intag, Ecuador: Community projects as alternatives to mining (Espanol)

In this interview Community Project Coordinator William Andagoya describes how the people of Intag, Ecuador, are collaborating on projects that offer them good stable purchase cialis online cheap livelihoods, providing an alternative to mining and deforestation in the region. Over the past twenty years, the people of Intag have been...

Campaigning against coal in KwaZulu Natal

Campaigning against coal in KwaZulu Natal

This is a video made in Zulu (with English subtitles) to inform the Fuleni community of the experience of living next to a coal mine. It recounts the real situation faced by the communities around the Somkhele mine in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. To discover more, visit the award-winning Save...

Great, Great Grandmother’s Country- The Wangan and Jagalingou’s Story

Great, Great Grandmother’s Country- The Wangan and Jagalingou’s Story

“We, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, are the Traditional Owners of the land in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. The mining company Adani wants to use our ancestral lands for their Carmichael coal mine. We are opposed to this mine because it will forever damage our land and our culture. We ask...

No Means No- Wangan and Jagalingou Peoples reject Adani’s Carmichael coal mine

No Means No- Wangan and Jagalingou Peoples reject Adani’s Carmichael coal mine

We’re watching history being made. The Wangan and Jagalingou people have rejected an offer with Adani to build the huge Carmichael coal mine on their land. Now, Adani is launching aggressive legal action to override their decision and destroy their land, heritage and culture. You can stand with the Wangan...

Colorado River Indian Tribes stand against extreme extraction

Colorado River Indian Tribes stand against extreme extraction

Video by Peaceful Uprising – uploaded on 18/05/15. Colorado River Indian tribes in the Colorado river basin and their allies have been delivering a strong and sustained message against the rampant extractive operations that threaten their river. From tar sands to copper mining, they decry the use of river water – both sacred...

Diné confront McCain over Oak Flat & water rights

Diné confront McCain over Oak Flat & water rights

From INDIGENOUS ACTION MEDIA Window Rock, AZ — On August 14, 2015 dozens of Diné (Navajo) took action to resist U.S. Senator John McCain’s attempts to steal precious water and desecrate sacred lands. McCain had private meetings scheduled at the Navajo Nation capitol with Diné and state politicians which included...