Venezuelan Social Movements Converge on Supreme Court, Demand Injunction Against Mining Arc

Venezuelan Social Movements Converge on Supreme Court, Demand Injunction Against Mining Arc

Originally published by Venezuela Analysis on 05/06/16. Activists from grassroots organizations protested outside the Venezuelan Supreme Court Tuesday to demand that the body put a halt to a controversial mega-mining project spearheaded by the Maduro government. The demonstration was organized by the Platform for the Nullity of the Mining Arc,...

South Africa: 350africa.org, EarthLore and Womin call on Government to protect water and declare climate change state of emergency

South Africa: 350africa.org, EarthLore and Womin call on Government to protect water and declare climate change state of emergency

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 17 January 2016   350africa.org, EarthLore and Womin call on the South African government to stop the issuing of water licenses and declare a climate change state of emergency. Thursday 14th of January 2016, The Department of Water and Sanitation granted and approved Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL)...

Diamond mining continues to cause suffering for Bushmen

Diamond mining continues to cause suffering for Bushmen

Article originally published by Survival International on 27/11/15.   Despite ever increasing profits from multinational diamond mining operations in the country, Botswana’s Bushman communities continue to suffer. Last week the second-largest diamond in history was discovered close to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the recognized ancestral homeland of the Bushman...

Let communities act on water crisis

Let communities act on water crisis

Originally published by The Star on 09/11/15.   As announced by Minister Nomvula Mokonyane just over a week ago, South Africa is in a severe drought. This is particularly affecting KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. However other areas are under considerable water stress. These include the Waterberg, North West as...