Uranium Mining And My Family’s Story

By Tommy Rock, Beyondnuclearinternational.org -

My name is Tommy Rock, PhD., and I am from the Navajo tribe in the southwest U.S. I live in Monument Valley, Utah, which is in southeastern Utah near the Four Corners area (where the states of [...]

JPMorgan Chase Metals Desk Charged With Being A Criminal Enterprise For Rigging Metals Prices

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wallstreetonparade.com -

Two notable things happened on Monday, September 16, 2019. Rates started to spike in the overnight loan (repo) market, reaching a high of 10 percent the next day and forcing the Federal Reserve [...]

While ‘Zombie’ Mines Idle, Cleanup And Workers Suffer In Limbo

By Mark Olalde and Joe Yerardi, Publicintegrity.org -

PARADOX, COLO. — The sound of metal banging against metal broke the calm on the high mesa separating Colorado’s Paradox and Big Gypsum valleys. An old rusted headframe marked the entrance to an [...]

Tribes Win Ruling Against Copper Mine On Ancestral Territory

By Amanda Slee, Intercontinentalcry.org -

Phoenix – A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine this month south of Tucson, citing an “inherently flawed” analysis of surface-use rights by the U.S. Forest [...]

‘No Pay, We Stay’; Protesting Miners In Harlan County Are Not Going Anywhere

By Connor James and Will Puckett, Wymt.com -

People and organizations continued to stop by a railroad track in Cumberland Tuesday, bringing food and water to protesting miners. The miners have prevented a train hauling coal from the [...]

Corporate Gangster: Adani’s Pursuit Of Scientists

By Binoy Kampmark, Dissidentvoice.org -

The Adani conglomerate should be best described as a bloated gangster, promising the earth even as it mines it.  Like other corporate thugs of such disposition, it will do things within, and if [...]

Mining Corporations Flagrantly Plunder the Global South Without Consequence

By Nate Singham, Independent Media Institute -

The big driver of the world economy is a plundering process where powerful corporations loot the natural resources of low-income countries. These highly influential multinational corporations [...]

Corporate Trade Tribunals Used By Mining Companies Against Communities And Governments

By Manuel Perez-Rocha and Jen Moore, Inequality.org -

The right of foreign investors to sue governments in international tribunals is one of the most extreme examples of excessive power granted to corporations through free trade agreements and [...]

Welcome To Hell: The Peruvian Mining City Of La Rinconada

By Andre Vltchek, Countercurrents.org -

No one can agree how high above the sea level that La Rinconada really lies at: 5,300 meters or 5,200 meters?On the access road, a metal plate says 5,015. But who really cares? It is indisputably [...]

Disaster Capitalism In Brazil: Mining Greed Produces A Horrific Death Toll

By Vijay Prashad, Independentmediainstitute.org/globetrotter   -

On January 25, 2019, a dam burst in the town of Brumadinho, north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The dam was built by the iron-ore company Vale to store residue after the iron ore had been extracted. [...]

Protesters Closed The Road To Kaapelinkulma Gold Mine By Using Civil Disobedience

By Staff, Hyokyaalto.net -

In Valkeakoski, Finland, protesters closed the access to the mine by locking themselves on the road on early morning January 2nd 2019. The aim was to stop the preparatory works at the mine. The [...]

Global Looter: US To Take Afghanistan’s Minerals To Defray Costs

By Ariyana Love, Middle East Rising. -

The Companies of United States are planning to extract Afghanistan’s enormous reserves of valuable rare earth minerals, Reuters reported after U.S. President Donald Trump met with his Afghan [...]

After A Visit From The Council, Anti-Gold-Mining Activists Say They Will Fight Any Eviction Attempt

By Peadar O'Cearnaigh, Thecanary.co -

Activists claim the official was not initially forthcoming. They say they noticed a man arriving in a hurried fashion in a white jeep. The man got out of his vehicle and then took photos of the [...]

Ecuador: Indigenous Cofan People Win Battle Against Miners

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

The Indigenous Cofan people of Sinangoe in the Ecuadorean Amazon, have achieved a significant judicial victory after the provincial court of Sucumbios ordered a halt to all mining activities in [...]

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders

By Dimitri Lascaris, The Real News. -

This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from the courthouse in Thessaloniki, Greece, the second largest city in the country. We are here today for the first day of a trial [...]