Zimbabwe: Villagers of Arda Transau displaced by mining told they must pay to farm

Zimbabwe: Villagers of Arda Transau displaced by mining told they must pay to farm

24 September 2015 MUTARE District Administrator demands payment from displaced Arda Transau Villagers The District Administrator for Mutare District left the impoverished Arda Transau villagers in shock yesterday, 23 September 2015, when he demanded that they pay $100 per family if they want to utilize the 0.5 ha of land...

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...

New Water Grabbing Platform Unites With Yes to Life, No to Mining

New Water Grabbing Platform Unites With Yes to Life, No to Mining

A dangerous phenomenon is spreading globally, that, while going largely unnoticed, represents a direct threat to human rights and the environment: global water grabbing.   By water grabbing we refer to the wide variety of phenomena characterised by the removal of water resources as a commons, openly available for everyone...

Honduran Organizations Demand Support for Farming Not Mining

Honduran Organizations Demand Support for Farming Not Mining

Translated from the original in Spanish. Available online via rabble.ca, by Mining Watch Canada. Last week, the Honduran National Coalition of Environmental Networks and Organizations (CONROA by its initials in Spanish) protested a World Bank-sponsored “Conference on Sustainable Development of Natural Resources” in Tegucigalpa. CONROA urged the Bank – and the...