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South African political economy after Marikana

EJOLT collaborator Professor Patrick Bond explains the background to the shootings in Marikana where 34 mine workers were shot dead by the police on August 16 and another 270 were …

Mining activists killed in Mexico

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 …

Vedanta’s Assault on the Mountain of Law

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 …

Canada should rein in its criminal mining companies

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 …

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

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 …

Conga project: the end of the line?

By Joan Martinez-Alier. On 24th August 2012 it was announced in Lima by the CEO of the Newmont Mining company that the US$ 4.8 billion Conga mine project in the …

Mining through military rule in Peru

By Leah Temper & Joan Martinez Alier Several districts in Peru have been put under military rule through a state of emergency after protests from local inhabitants were met with violent …

Gold in Greece: corporations create civil war

By Federico Demaria, Giorgios Kallis and Nick Meynen. A battle centered on gold mines in the north of Greece is turning violent. Because of the economical crisis, corporations are ‘buying’ at …

The Kayelekera uranium mine: yet another example of the resource curse?

J.G. reports from Malawi. Essay written for the CEECEC course. Kayelekera is an area in the northern part of Malawi in a district called Karonga. Upon the discovery of uranium in …

Ecuador: The long march for environmental justice

Today, a long march for environmental justice is coming to an end. On March 8, hundreds of people started walking towards the Ecuadorian capital Quito and by the time they …

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