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Canada’s pension fund heavily invested in dirty coal
Mining

Canada’s pension fund heavily invested in dirty coal

Written by Jen Wilton Originally published by The Dominion (Media Co-op Canada) London, UK—When many Canadians think about their pensions, they think about a long-deserved break, a chance to relax, a well-earned “thank you” for a lifetime of hard work. But the money that funds their monthly retirement cheques is dirtier than they realize, with … Continue reading

Geographies of conflict: the rapid expansion of the extractive industries in Ghana and Peru
Indigenous Issues / Mining

Geographies of conflict: the rapid expansion of the extractive industries in Ghana and Peru

A new report launched today by Oxfam America and Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography maps the intersection between the extractive industries and agricultural land uses in Peru and Ghana, two countries that have seen dramatic growth in their mining and hydrocarbon sectors over the past decade. “Mapping shows that agriculture and extractive industries are increasingly occurring in … Continue reading

Change must come soon for Western Sahara youth
Human Rights

Change must come soon for Western Sahara youth

Originally posted on ROAR Magazine Written by Jen Wilton Sahrawi youths, having been denied a homeland by Morocco for years, are getting increasingly frustrated in their refugee camps in the Algerian Sahara. “As a member of the Sahrawi Students Union, I know that we have some young people who get frustrated,” explains Jalihena Mohamed, the … Continue reading

Mining

Wave of Indigenous resistance sweeps Colombia

Originally posted on LatinoRebels.com Written by Jen Wilton In the north-eastern tip of Colombia, fierce resistance to Cerrejón, one of the world’d largest open-pit coal mines, has seen indigenous communities block highways and railway lines in recent weeks. These protests take place in the context of a wider movement of indigenous people trying to safeguard … Continue reading

Mexican mine opponents held incommunicado
Mining

Mexican mine opponents held incommunicado

Editor’s update: Olegario Víctor Ruiz Martínez and Salomé García López are being held in Mexico City by the Assistant Attorney General’s Office for Special Investigations on Organized Crime (SEIDO, using the Spanish initials). Early in the morning of Thursday 5 December, two residents of the small Zapotec town San José del Progreso, located in the southern Mexican … Continue reading

Parliamentary committee rejects Rosia Montana law
Mining

Parliamentary committee rejects Rosia Montana law

In a surprise move, the Romanian parliamentary committee convened to decide the fate of the Rosia Montana mining project has rejected draft legislation that would allow the controversial project to go ahead. The bill would have seen the Rosia Montana mine declared a special national interest and accelerated project development. The bill passed to parliament for debate in September,  before proceedings … Continue reading

Romanians unite to say no to mining!
Mining

Romanians unite to say no to mining!

Sunday marked the sixth global day of protest against the development of large-scale mining in the Transylvanian mountains of Romania. Scores of people turned out for a lively protest in London directly opposite the parliament buildings at Westminster. In the heart of the Apuseni mountains in Transylvania, north-western Romania, a Canadian mining company has ambitious plans to develop Rosia … Continue reading