Bayto, the village that stood up to mining

Bayto, the village that stood up to mining

Originally published by Bulatlat on 01/03/16 Bayto, the village that stood up against mining STA.CRUZ, Zambales – It was an ordinary morning of January 19, but something extraordinary was about to happen in Bayto village, Sta. Cruz town in Zambales province. A chilly breeze was blowing, but the handful of...

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...