Nnimmo Bassey – In Defence of Life

Nnimmo Bassey – In Defence of Life

“It’s about grabbing a part of the Earth an placing a mark of ownership on something that actually owns you. It doesn’t add up.” In this interview poet, Earth Defender and Right Livelihood Award Winner Nnimmo Bassey challenges the assumptions at the very root of the mining industry- that we...

Mariana Gomez Soto – In Defence of Life

Mariana Gomez Soto – In Defence of Life

“The voices that are closest to the land are speaking out and gaining strength.” Mariana Gomez, Latin American Coordinators for the Yes to Life, No to Mining Network, discusses the strategies mining companies use to entice communities into leaving their lands. She describes how, in response, communities around the world...

Vandana Shiva – In Defence of Life

Vandana Shiva – In Defence of Life

In this interview scientist and Earth Defender Vandana Shiva discusses the key ingredients for a strong mining resistance and deconstructs the myth that mining brings prosperity to the people. Drawing on her experiences resisting mining operations- and winning- in India, Vandana shows that small, well-organised communities can triumph against the...