Police teargas locals protesting new gold mines in Artvin, Turkey

Police teargas locals protesting new gold mines in Artvin, Turkey

Originally posted by RT news. 17th February 2016. A company planning to start gold and copper ore mining in the Cerattepe region in northeast Turkey has encountered fierce opposition from green activists and locals. Police used tear gas in the standoff. “We defend our right to live and we will...

Guatemala: Communities struggling against mining win major victory

Guatemala: Communities struggling against mining win major victory

By Jeff Abbott. Originally posted by Waging Non-Violence. For three years the communities of San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc have struggled against the construction of a gold mine in their communities. The La Puya resistance has maintained their opposition in the face of criminalization and violence, but they have...

URGENT! POLICE ENTER MAXIMA ACUNA’S LAND AND DESTROY HER HOME FOR A THIRD TIME

URGENT! POLICE ENTER MAXIMA ACUNA’S LAND AND DESTROY HER HOME FOR A THIRD TIME

51% US-owned Yanacocha mining company is continuing its attempt to intimidate Maxima Acuña, a strong opponent of the company’s  gold mine in Northern Peru, by destroying her home. 18th March 2015 – ALERT from Grufides in Perú!: “Workers of Yanacocha mining company are once more entering #MaximaAcuña ‘s land and...

Hunger Strike and Protest: Mongolian Government Gives Green Light to Hundreds of Mining Projects

Hunger Strike and Protest: Mongolian Government Gives Green Light to Hundreds of Mining Projects

by Odno Shourd and Hannibal Rhoades 4th March 2015 On Tuesday 10 February, nine members of Upright Blue Mongols and the Save Noyon Mountain Movement began a hunger strike in Ulaanbaatar, aiming to prevent the Mongolian Parliament passing damaging changes to the country’s environmental law as it came up for...