Community lay bare Codelco’s impacts in Intag, Ecuador

Community lay bare Codelco’s impacts in Intag, Ecuador

The people of Intag, Ecuador are calling for the distribution of the following information about the activities of Chilean state-owned mining company Codelco, and its Ecuadorian equivalent, Enami, in the Intag region known for its pristine cloud forest. Read in English Leido en espanol Last week eleven organisations from Intag wrote to Chile’s...

La Lucha de Intag

La Lucha de Intag

  • Written on: 15 May 2015
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“La Lucha de Intag” describes the 20-year-old resistance against big mining in the cloud forest region of Intag, the current mining conflict and the failures of the “socialization” process, and the role of human rights observers of the Intag Solidarity Network. See the Intag Solidarity Network Facebook page for more information....

TAKE URGENT ACTION: Earth defender Javier Ramirez sentenced to jail

TAKE URGENT ACTION: Earth defender Javier Ramirez sentenced to jail

Environmental activist and community leader, Darwin Javier Ramírez Piedra continues to be targeted in what appears to be an attempt to silence his campaigning against the impact of mining activities on the community’s right to water. This will have a chilling effect on others wishing to exercise their right to...

Intag’s Recurrent Nightmare: Adding Up The Costs Of Ecuador’s Mineral Wars

Intag’s Recurrent Nightmare: Adding Up The Costs Of Ecuador’s Mineral Wars

By Carlos Zorilla. Original source: Upside Down World It seems hard to believe, but it’s been twenty years since the resistance to the large-scale open pit copper mining project began in Intag. Two decades. Almost a generation.   During that time, the threat of wide scale destruction and social upheaval that...

Ecuador: NO to mining in the rainforest #LibertadparaJavierRamirez

Ecuador: NO to mining in the rainforest #LibertadparaJavierRamirez

The beautiful cloud forests of Ecuador’s Intag region have a fatal flaw – they are standing on a deposit of copper ore. Villagers opposed to plans for a giant open-cast mine are being harassed and criminalized. Community leader Javier Ramírez has been jailed on fabricated charges for ten months. Please...