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Barrick in the doldrums: shareholders angry about Pascua Lama

By Joan Martinez Alier. For many years, Barrick Gold has been heavily investing in the ill-fated project of Pascua-Lama in Chile, despite the local opposition. Communities resist the destruction of glaciers …

Hidden water flows and the perversities of gold mining

By Diana Vela Almeida Large scale gold mining, more than any other economic activity; provokes the greatest number of negative impacts relative to its scale of operation. Gold mining damages local …

Rosia Montana is saved… but fractivists in Romania still under attack from Chevron

By Amanda Blank Environmentalism is a relatively new phenomenon in post-communist countries such as Romania. But mobilizations over gold mining and fracking in the country has shown that communities are willing …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Eldorado Gold delays troubled gold mining project in Greece

EJOLT has already reported on problems with gold mining in Greece in general (here and here) and more recently specifically on the rising conflict in Halkidiki (here and here). We received …

A Canadian company, the police in Greece and democracy in the country that invented it

Unprovoked chemical attacks on civilians, 3AM raids on houses and violent police attacks on peacefully demonstrating women. You’re excused for thinking this is Syria or even Peru or Turkey, but …

Barrick debunked

By Luis Manuel Claps (Minesandcommunities.org) Communities affected by large scale mining confronted Barrick Gold in Toronto, as gold markets went down. Over a hundred people braved the rain outside Barrick Gold’s annual …

Opposition to gold mining at Bergama, Turkey

For much of the 1990s, the tourist town of Bergama was the epicentre of Turkey’s most effective and visible environmental social movement against a multinational mining corporation aiming to establish …

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