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 [...]

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 [...]