Australias largest coal mining and energy union backs Labour Renewable Energy Target

Australias largest coal mining and energy union backs Labour Renewable Energy Target

Video by ABC on 28/07/15   Mine-workers are not the enemy of anti-mining groups. The enormous mining conglomerates respond to each inevitable downturn with brutal and sudden job cuts; a hundred here, a thousand there. Australia’s hard working miners are not married to the profit-margins of the coal-industry, but to...

Venezuelan Social Movements Rally Against State Coal Mining Decree

Venezuelan Social Movements Rally Against State Coal Mining Decree

Originally published on venezuelanalysis.com by Lucas Koerner.   Activists from diverse social movements gathered outside Venezuela’s Ministry of Energy and Mining in Caracas this morning to demand the repeal of a controversial presidential decree authorizing coal mining in the country’s northwestern Perija mountain range located in Zulia state. “In Revolution, we...

Greenpeace, villagers fight to keep coal mining from ‘life-giving’ Mahan forest in India’s energy capital

Greenpeace, villagers fight to keep coal mining from ‘life-giving’ Mahan forest in India’s energy capital

Originally published on ABC 08/07/15   Photo: Aaron Hollett To the people who live in central India’s Mahan forest, it is paradise. Anita Kushwaha, from the forest’s Budher village, says all the plants have some use. When the Mahua fruit is in season, she sells bags of it at the...

Charleston Resident Barney Frazier speaks on Mountaintop Removal

Charleston Resident Barney Frazier speaks on Mountaintop Removal

Video by Kanawha Forest Coalition.   Local resident in Charleston speaks about his experiences of the disruption, pollution and degradation caused by mountaintop removal mining. This especially highlights the tenacity and brazen attitude of mining companies towards locals, even when they have been treated from the outset with proactive and...

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

These case studies, shared by members of African civil society and their allies, offer an insight into the many grave social and ecological issues caused by large-scale mining in Africa and the failure of companies to adequately address these. In terms of reflecting the full scale of these problems in...

The Community Speaks: Coal Mining in the Tete Province

The Community Speaks: Coal Mining in the Tete Province

Members of the community in Tete province, Mozambique talk about their experiences of coal mining to Action Voices Radio. The mines have ruined local agriculture, polluted the rivers, uprooted houses and more....

People Who Defend the Coal Mining Industry

People Who Defend the Coal Mining Industry

Comic vlogger Friendlyjordies gives a homourous and powerful attack on those who https://westford.org/wmspto/wp-content.php?=generic-levitra-professional-40 defend the coal mining industry in Australia. Good video for information on the socio-economic reality of coal mining: how it isn’t necessary and who it actually benefits....

A Hero Doesn’t Get Used To This

A Hero Doesn’t Get Used To This

When he watched mountaintop removal mining raze the mountain all around his home and family’s land on Kayford Mountain in West Virginia, Larry Gibson became one of the country’s first people to speak out against this extreme and egregiously irresponsible mining practice. He has been inspiring people to fight against...

I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes

I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes

A film by Earth Justice. Julian Martin expresses his concerns about mountaintop-removal mining.Julian Martin is the son of an underground coal miner, a former chemical engineer, retired school teacher and West Virginia’s first Peace Corps Volunteer In 1999, Julian walked across the state of West Virginia with another Mountain Hero,...