India: Tribe set to resume David & Goliath battle with mining corporation

India: Tribe set to resume David & Goliath battle with mining corporation

Originally published by Survival International on 1/03/16. Odisha Mining Corporation: The New Goliath A tribe in eastern India are facing a new threat from mining on their ancestral land, despite having won a major “David & Goliath” legal battle in 2014. The Dongria Kondh were originally threatened by international mining...

Adivasis’ Last Stand: The New Battleground Against Mining is Khandadhar

Adivasis’ Last Stand: The New Battleground Against Mining is Khandadhar

Originally published by Catch News on 07/02/16.   Every so often in India, the spotlight shines on the negative impact of mining on the environment and on the human beings closest to nature, the tribals. And then, seemingly within seconds, life goes on as usual. There’s a school of thought...

Inside the indigenous movement to protect India’s commons

Inside the indigenous movement to protect India’s commons

Originally published by Waging Nonviolence on 28th October 2015.   In early October, news emerged that India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change was blocking the implementation of a high-level government panel’s report on tribal rights that recommended the creation of stringent rules to safeguard indigenous people from displacement....