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Access to Justice and Extractive Industries

UPDATE – full video of the event on youtube. On March 13, a panel of international legal and industry experts discuss the fraught world of environmental justice, human rights, minerals and …

Victory: no more Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Laciana Valley (Spain)

By: Amaranta Herrero. On the 14th of February, the regional government of Castilla y León cancelled the plan for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (MRT) in Laciana Valley (Spain). During the last …

A change of image in Uruguay: president Mujica as the iron man

By Joan Martinez-Alier President Pepe Mujica has certainly deserved sympathy for his historical path as a former imprisoned tupamaro (a left-wing liberation movement), his sense of humor and the modesty in …

Robert Goodland obituary

By Joan Martinez-Alier Robert Goodland, a Canadian ecologist, was a specialist in tropical ecology. He died on 28 December 2013. In 1974 he authored a landmark book on the Amazon, From …

Glencore-Xstrata flips in the Philippines

by Joan Martinez-Alier Glencore-Xstrata causes many socio-environmental conflicts around the world. A well-known case to EJOLT researchers is in Catamarca, Argentina, the copper mine in Bajo la Alumbrera. Another one is …

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 …

Mountains of Faith? The Church Takes on Large-Scale Mining

By Luis Manuel Claps  Faith and large-scale mining have something in common: they both move mountains. On many occasions, the Church has been an obstacle to industry’s efforts to expand into Latin …

Rio Tinto: compensation manipulation in southeast Madagascar

By Shareen Elnaschie The remote region of Anosy in southeast Madagascar has been undergoing significant and rapid change due to mining-led development that has been clashing with local culture, stimulating dramatic shifts …

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 …

The Pope says NOPE (Not on Planet Earth) to Fracking and Mega-mining

Pope Francisco welcomed a group of Argentineans, including an EJOLT member,  Antonio Gustavo Gomez, an Attorney General from Argentina, yesterday on November 11th, 2013, in the Vatican. The meeting lasted …

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