Aldemar Parra Garcia: Community leader and mining critic assassinated in Cesar, Colombia

Aldemar Parra Garcia: Community leader and mining critic assassinated in Cesar, Colombia

YLNM joins London Mining Network and  Colombia Solidarity Campaign in deploring the assassination of community leader Aldemar Parra Garcia in Cesar, Colombia. Aldemar was a critic of coal mining operations in the area. Among the companies mining coal in Cesar are US company Drummond, part-funded by UK bank HSBC, and London-listed...

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...

Report: Corporate tax dodging costs Zambia $3billion a year

Report: Corporate tax dodging costs Zambia $3billion a year

Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging according to a new report launched by War on Want. The sum is equivalent to nearly twice Zambia’s spending on health and education. ‘Extracting Minerals, extracting Wealth: How Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging...

People’s Victory – Environmentalists hail exit of mining giant in Tampakan

People’s Victory – Environmentalists hail exit of mining giant in Tampakan

Originally published on bulatlat.com by Dee Ayroso   The environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) hailed the exit of the Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore from the $5.9 billion Tampakan copper-gold project in Mindanao, calling it “a victory for the people.” “Glencore, potentially the largest mining project...

Mining on Top Africa: London Summit Disrupted

Mining on Top Africa: London Summit Disrupted

Yesterday members of UK civil society held an action in central London to challenge the Mining On Top Africa: London Summit. Two of us managed to get into the conference cocktail reception and hand a UK-African Civil Society letter to a senior member of SNL Metals and Mining- the conference’s main...

At a Glance: The Philippine Mining Situation

At a Glance: The Philippine Mining Situation

These fact sheets from KALIKASAN People’s Network for the Environment explore the devastating costs of the multinational mining boom underway in the Philippines. With a particular focus on Glencore Xstrata’s Tampakan mining project, through facts and stats they lay bare the vast ecological, human rights and economic abuses at a glance. Pdf: Mining...

Dominican activists decry mining projects as ‘new form of colonialism’

Dominican activists decry mining projects as ‘new form of colonialism’

Originally posted on Aljazeera America. By Renee Lewis. ALGARROBOS, Dominican Republic — “This is no longer a local fight, but a fight for the life of this country as a whole,” said Tony Sánchez, referring to Loma Miranda, a mountain in central Dominican Republic that activists say is threatened by...