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Colombian anti-mining movement mourning

By Victoria Marín-Burgos César García, one of the leaders of the “Conciencia Campesina” movement opposing AngloGold Ashanti’s gold mining project “La Colosa” in the Municipality of Cajamarca – Tolima …

93 Countries Sign Treaty to Reduce Mercury Pollution

By Amanda Blank International negotiations on a legally binding instrument—the Minamata Convention on Mercury—were completed in Geneva in January 2013 and presented for adoption and signature at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, …

The “Raging River” unites struggles against waste disposal and Biocide in Campania

By Salvatore Paolo De Rosa On the 16th of November, thousands of people are expected to join together in the Southern city of Naples, Italy, during one of the biggest demonstrations …

Water is worth more than gold: Environmental Justice victory over the Corcoesto gold mining project (Spain)

By Amaranta Herrero Last October, 15th, the controversial Corcoesto gold mining project in Cabana de Bergantiños (Galicia – Spain) was cancelled. This mining project had become the focus of a heated …

Fracking Under Fire, From Canada to Romania

By Amanda Blank In many communities sitting on top of shale gas reserves, initial enthusiasm over domestic drilling is quickly transformed into inflamed opposition from citizens and officials who express health, …

Is India changing its development paradigm?

“India cannot go through constructing another Sardar Sarovar Dam,” Indian Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said last week while discussing the Land Acquisition Bill with reporters in Delhi. Ramesh …

Jal Satyagraha in the Narmada Valley

By Daniela Del Bene. Satyagraha is the struggle for the Truth, a Gandhian way of fighting injustice with the power of the Truth. Jal means water and the two words indicate …

Stopping Romania’s mad gold rush

UPDATE 12/09/2013 The prime minister of Romania has announced to withdraw the bill that would have allowed RMGC to mine in Rosia Montana. We’ll come back with more when the vote …

Fukushima: nature’s fuk-u-scheme for humanity

By Nick Meynen. As we reported on December 7, 2012, the Fukushima fallout is an enduring nightmare that reaches beyond what humans can measure or contain. In 2011, hundreds of thousands …

The Dongria Kondh win the battle against bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills, Odisha

by Joan Martinez-Alier and Leah Temper. On 31st July 2013 in New Delhi drums and banners in front of Odisha House celebrated the success achieved by the tiny Dongria Kondh hamlets in the …

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