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Greek police chase demonstrators for seven kilometers, beating them up.

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By Nick Meynen. On October 21, more than 2500 people gathered in Halkidiki to protest against gold mining in the region by a subsidiary of the Canadian company El Dorado. Like …

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In South Africa, the poor pay the electricity bill of the world’s largest mining company

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EJOLT collaborator Professor Patrick Bond recently published an article linking secret deals for almost free electricty for a mining giant with the explosion of electricity costs for ordinary users and …

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Mining activists killed in Mexico

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The double assassination on October 22, 2012 of the leader of Barzon movement, Ismael Solorio Urrutia, and of his wife Manuela Martha Solis Contreras is causing outrage in the Chihuahuan …

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Vedanta’s Assault on the Mountain of Law

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Felix Padel, an expert on mining conflicts in Odisha (India), has written a second blog for EJOLT – this time detailing the miscalculations of J.P Morgan in India.   When Sterlite Industries set …

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Death of a Waterfall? Posco’s designs on Khandadhara

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Felix Padel, an expert on mining conflicts in Odisha (India), has written a blog for EJOLT giving more details on the struggles of indigenous communities in East-India against the plans of …

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Don’t frack the Basque Country! (conflicts around gas extraction by fracking)

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By Leire Urkidi. Leave the gas under the grass or in Basque: Utzi bakean, ta gasa lurrean! The plans started in 2006 but it was not until October 2011 when the president …

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The rise of a new extractivism and the plea for degrowth

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By Giorgos Kallis. We thought that the “commodity frontiers”, the new mines that we dig on earth to take out the oil, gold, uranium or copper that feeds our consumer …

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Canada should rein in its criminal mining companies

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By Nick Meynen and Leah Temper.  At the end of 2010, a woman from Guatemala sued a Canadian mining giant in Toronto, asking 12 million $ for the killing of her …

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“Blood diamond” regulation system broken – but where to look for blame?

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By Khadija Sharife and Nick Meynen.  Ever since the international approval of Zimbabwean diamonds for export, the international regulatory system to prevent ‘blood diamonds’ from entering the market is broken. By …

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Verdict Expected in Court Case on Oil Giant Shell’s Nigerian Oil Pollution

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EJOLT partner Nnimmo Bassey from ERA has send us a press release from Friends of the Earth Netherlands in relation to the decades of oil pollution in his native country …

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