Intag: Why BHP Billiton should leave a region famous for stopping destructive mines

Intag: Why BHP Billiton should leave a region famous for stopping destructive mines

Cloud forests, endangered species and the clear opposition of communities that have already successfully stopped two international mining companies. There are many reasons why BHP Billiton should abandon its plans to explore for copper in Intag, Ecuador. Originally published by bhpecuador.com. 7/6/18. BHP Billiton- the world’s largest mining company- has acquired...

Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

In a letter responding to a recent DW article about the economic potential of Ecuador’s rich biodiversity, Ecuadorean NGOs challenge the country’s continued commitment to large-scale mining that could “wipe out a good part of the existing biodiversity, and transform biodiverse jewels into open-pit nightmares”, against the will of indigenous...

Ecuador’s ‘progressive’ extractivism – mining, ecocide and the silencing of dissent

Ecuador’s ‘progressive’ extractivism – mining, ecocide and the silencing of dissent

As Ecuador’s elections loom, YLNM ally and long-time campaigner Carlos Zorilla explores why ‘progressive extractivism’ is a contradiction and predicts an intensification of struggles to protect land, water and life. The Ecologist. 06/03/2017 Ecuador’s policy of silencing non-governmental organisations that question its policies and programmes has recently attracted the world’s...

BHP Billiton employees face criminal charges on Brazil dam disaster

BHP Billiton employees face criminal charges on Brazil dam disaster

Originally posted by The Guardian. By Rob Davies. Eight employees of BHP Billiton face criminal charges over the Samarco dam collapse a year ago that left 19 people dead and hundreds homeless, amid accusations that the company put profit before safety. Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday charged 26 people, 21 for...

Mining’s $1.4 trillion plunge is like losing Apple, Google and Exxon combined

Mining’s $1.4 trillion plunge is like losing Apple, Google and Exxon combined

Originally posted by Bloomberg News.  The US$1.4 trillion lost in global mining stocks since 2011 exceeds the total market value of Apple Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. When you’ve spent a decade building new mines from the Andean mountains to the West African jungle, it’s bad...

A Message of Solidarity to the People of Mariana, Brazil

A Message of Solidarity to the People of Mariana, Brazil

Formulated during the COP21 climate conference, this letter of solidarity from Yes to Life, No to Mining goes out to the people of Mariana, and all those who live along the Rio Doce in Brazil, who are victims of the recent Samarco tailings dam disaster. (Portuguese & French translations below.) The...

Footage Showing aftermath of Mining Dam Collapse in Brazil

Footage Showing aftermath of Mining Dam Collapse in Brazil

  • Written on: 10 November 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Video published originally by RT on 06/11/15.   Aerial footage shows the devastating impact that the breach of the tailings dam had on the town of Bento Rodrigues. The toxic mud threw cars onto roofs, flooded the streets and surrounded area and 27 people are presumed dead. The mine was...