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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 …

The Angostura Mining Project in the Paramo of Santurban, Colombia

The Angostura Project is located 67 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of Bucaramanga, the capital of Santander. Santander boasts several areas with gold resources, thus there are different kinds of mining …

“Our real treasure is not gold, but water”

By Dragomira Raeva and Nick Meynen. The “discovery” of gold by Canadian mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) next to the city of Krumovgrad (Bulgaria) surprised nobody. For centuries gold has …

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

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 …

The rise of a new extractivism and the plea for degrowth

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 …

Greeks don’t want gold. A normal life will just do.

By Nick Meynen and Katarina Annaniou Real wages declined with 25%. Youth unemployment is above 50%. The number of people applying for food aid is fast rising. Malnutrition among children is …

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