En Madagascar, el pueblo Soamahamanina bloquea un gigante de la minería china!

In Madagascar, the village of Soamahamanina manages to stop a Chinese mining giant!

In Madagascar, the village of Soamahamanina manages to stop a Chinese mining giant!

In Madagascar, the village of Soamahamanina manages to stop a Chinese mining giant!

Originally posted by the ICCA Consortium. 24 October 2016. The courageous village of Soamahamanina, a name that could be translated as “the beautiful place which we will always love”, is located 70km west of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.  A Chinese company had obtained a mining concession for gold. Some...

Victory! Oceana Gold Pulls Out Drilling Operation after people’s barricade

Victory! Oceana Gold Pulls Out Drilling Operation after people’s barricade

Originally posted by SAPPAKKMI and Amianan Salakniban NEWS RELEASE  BAGUIO CITY June 28 2016 Oceana Gold Philippines Inc. pulls out their drilling operations in Sitio Camgat, Brgy. Didipio, Kasibu Nueva Vizcaya last Saturday, June 18, three days after anti-mining residents barricaded the entrance to the site. The Barangay Council and...

‘Responsible Extractives Summit’: Sick Joke or Serious Indictment of Industry?

‘Responsible Extractives Summit’: Sick Joke or Serious Indictment of Industry?

Originally posted by London Mining Network. By Liam Barrington-Bush Is the Responsible Extractives Summit, headlined by Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Barrick Gold and others, a cynical PR move or an indication of ‘the ethical best’ an inherently-destructive industry has to offer? (‘The Oxymoron Appreciation Society’ re-brands the ‘Responsible Extractives Summit) ‘It...

Call to action: Global Day Against Mega Mining 2016

Call to action: Global Day Against Mega Mining 2016

In 2009, opponents of the gold mine in Cerro San Pedro, Mexico, inaugurated the Global Day Against Mega Mining at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City In the years that followed hundreds of protests have been carried out to mark this day, 22nd July, in more than fifty countries and/or territories. Whether...

TWO HUNDRED INDIGENOUS U’WA OCCUPY GAS PLANT IN COLOMBIA

TWO HUNDRED INDIGENOUS U’WA OCCUPY GAS PLANT IN COLOMBIA

By Charlie Satow. Originally posted by Intercontinental Cry, June 14 2016. Two hundred Indigenous U’wa men, women, and children have occupied Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol’s Gibraltar I gas plant south of the Colombia-Venezuela border in Norte de Santander department, to demand that the government honour an agreement dating back...

Mining, Murder and a British Millionaire: Protestors stand in solidarity with South African communities opposing mining

Mining, Murder and a British Millionaire: Protestors stand in solidarity with South African communities opposing mining

The Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project has links to the UK and Australia and has become associated with deadly conflict in local communities. YLNM are standing in solidarity with the Amadiba Crisis Committee and allies in South Africa in their efforts to stop the mine and secure a sustainable future for their people.   Originally...

SOUTH AFRICA: Fuleni community blockade stops mining authority visit

SOUTH AFRICA: Fuleni community blockade stops mining authority visit

Originally posted by SaveOurWilderness. Words by Sheila Berry, photos by Rob Symons. This morning an angry but well-behaved crowd of well over a thousand Fuleni residents forced the Regional Mining Development Environmental Committee (RMDEC) to abort their site visit to Fuleni for Ibutho Coal’s proposed open cast mine on the...

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...

To Mine or not to Mine, that is the Question – Referendum in Tolima, Colombia

To Mine or not to Mine, that is the Question – Referendum in Tolima, Colombia

Based on original post by Andy Higginbottom for Colombian Solidarity Campaign In an unprecedented move, Guillermo Alfonso Jaramillo, the newly-elected mayor of Ibagué (Colombia), has presented the proposed question in order to hold local referendum on mining and related activities within the municipality to the city council, for their agreement as the next...

Romanian village blocks Canadian firm from mining for gold

Romanian village blocks Canadian firm from mining for gold

Originally posted by The Guardian. A Romanian village where a Canadian firm is planning a controversial open-cast goldmine has been declared a site of historical interest, granting it protection from mining activity. “Rosia Montana village has been designated a place of historic site of national interest which has a radius...