The White Lobby: When The U.S. Was Sanctions-Buster Extraordinaire

By Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.), Popular Resistance. -

The bullet holes were what stuck with me.  I visited the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina during the summer of 2016, at the head of the West Point civil [...]

Colombian Farmers Continue Push Against Mining, For Peace

By Sandra Cuffie, Towardfreedom.org -

“What we have has cost us a lot of sweat,” said Ariel Velásquez, as an iridescent green hummingbird flitted between the flowers outside his home in search of nectar. “We don’t want mining in our [...]

‘Against Colonial Violence And Land Theft,’ Indigenous Activists And Allies Target Mining Industry Convention In Toronto

By Jon Queally, Commondreams.org -

Hundreds of people led by Indigenous land defenders and a coalition of environmental groups worked to shut down a large mining industry convention in downtown Toronto on Sunday, blockading the [...]

In Amarillo, Copper Workers’ Strike Enters Fourth Month With No End In Sight

By Gus Bova, Texasobserver.org -

It’s a February evening in the Texas Panhandle, and it’s cold as hell. Five men stand on the shoulder of Highway 136 northeast of Amarillo, huddled around a fire in a 55-gallon oil drum. Patches [...]

Wet’suwet’en Strong: Unceded And Unwavering + Mining The Deep Ocean

By Eleanor Goldfield, Act Out! -

Trans rights are human rights – because human rights are only valid if they include every person in their entirety. Next, mining on land is so 20th century – the new frontier of mining is just as [...]

Tribal Leaders Call Bears Ears Opening An ‘Unlawful Action’

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today. -

Trump administration opens southern Utah national monument lands to development including grazing, mining, and oil and gas development Thursday the Trump administration announced it was [...]

Indigenous Leaders Call On Minister Wilkinson To Reject The Teck Frontier Mine

By Staff, Indigenousclimateaction.com -

January 20, 2020, Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territories - Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) gathered Indigenous leaders and land defenders outside Minister Wilkinson’s office in North Vancouver [...]

Eight Days Of Protest Force Reversal Of Cyanide Law In Argentina

By Mercedes Araujo, Latfem.org. Translated by Liz Mason-Deese.  -

For over a week, residents of the Argentine province of Mendoza mobilized, in marches, candlelight vigils, and enormous protests against the provincial government’s decision to overturn Law 7722, [...]

How A Rising Anti-Mining Movement Is Challenging Portugal’s ‘White Gold’ Rush

By Marina Martinez, Wagingnonviolence.org -

The global transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles — technologies that are currently powered by lithium-ion batteries — is creating a high demand for lithium, popularly known as [...]

Mining Culture Wars Escalate In Oaxaca

By Samantha Demby, Nacla.org -

Tourism is on the rise in the picturesque city of Oaxaca, known for its smoky mezcal, activist art scene, and diverse patchwork of Indigenous cultures. This year, visitors to the tiny airport in [...]

Former San Carlos Apache Tribe Chair Walking To Traditional Lands To Protest Copper Mine

By Emma Gibson, Arizona Public Media. -

The former chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe will walk to his tribe's traditional lands near Superior, where Resolution Copper plans to build a large underground mine. Wendsler Nosie [...]

Multinational Mining Corporations Are Exploiting U.S. Taxpayers

By Nicole Gentile, Americanprogress.org -

Under the Trump administration, corporate profits have taken priority over public lands time and time again. However, the biggest of all handouts to the mining industry started decades before [...]

Extractivism And Resistance In North Africa

By Hamza Hamouchene, Opendemocracy.net -

Large-scale oil and gas extraction in Algeria, phosphate mining; water-intensive agribusiness and mass tourism in Morocco and Tunisia, are all aspects of an extractivist model of development that [...]

The Coup In Bolivia Has Everything To Do With The Screen You’re Using To Read This

By Vijay Prashad, Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

When you look at your computer screen, or the screen on your smartphone or the screen of your television set, it is a liquid crystal display (LCD). An important component of the LCD screen is [...]

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 [...]