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Arbitration Courts: A Dirty Gold Rush (tags)

Pacific Rim, a Canadian gold mining company, is suing El Salvador for $301 million in lost profits. Salvadorians oppose the mining because of the likely contamination of their drinking water. Can a poor country prohibit its exploitation for the sake of the environment? Is a way of development forced?

Canadian Mining Conglomerate Kinross Responsible For Animals Disaster Says Mine Owner (tags)

Network news has been hiding the role of Kinross, Canadian mining conglomerate with mines around the world, in causing the Animas River disaster

Congress Illegally Gives Away Mining Rights On Native American Forest Land (tags)

One of the world's 5 worst mining companies, involved in strip miining and mountain top decapitation, has illegally been given mining rights on Apache land. by the Republican Congress

PHILIPPINES: Semirara mining disaster - A wake-up call on government to change course (tags)

A change in mining policy and use of coal in power generation must be taken into consideration when government agencies conduct their investigations on the mining disaster that took place off Semirara island in the province of Antique, the labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM - Labor Party) said in a statement.

Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)

LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled. Photo set two of two

Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)

LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled Photo set one of two

On Typhoon Bhopa and the Doha Conference (tags)

Typhoon Bhopa (Philippine name Pablo) have resulted to a total number of 647 casualties, with another 1,842 people injured, and 780 missing.

Philippine Gov’t reminded to respect local ordinances on mining (tags)

Manila – Government must in fact recognize local ordinances that uphold biodiversity conservation and promote human rights especially of the Indigenous Peoples, instead of threatening them with the primacy of national policies, said Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) reacting on the much-delayed Executive Order on Mining.

2012 Mountain Justice Summer Action Camp May 18-25 (tags)

Come to Appalachia and become part of the movement to end MTR Coal Mining, protect communities and the environment, and build a sustainable new economy.

Mountain Justice Training Camp May 20-27 Letcher County, Kentucky www.mountainjustice.org (tags)

Mountain Justice has been honing a skill set that we have effectively used to work against the coal industry here in Appalachia and many of these tactics apply to all surface and underground coal mines.

Call for solidarity: Kulon Progo Self-organised Struggle Against Neoliberal Megaproject (tags)

This is the chronology, update and call to solidarity for kulon progo. The people in Kulon Progo are self organized 50.000 families who already under the threat of development moved by the local emperor of Jogjakarta; Sultan HB XI. The people in KP are rejecting NGO, political parties, leftist and any kind of mediation who are coming with their own interest, and only going to weakened their movement. Since now they dont have access anymore to lawyer who stand on their side, we're trying to raise the issue to be international issue.

Vedanta fights back over Indian hill tribe’s sacred mountain (tags)

FTSE 100 mining giant Vedanta is challenging a ban on mining the sacred mountain of India’s Dongria Kondh tribe. The Orissa High Court will hear the case on Wednesday 2 February.


URGENT INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS: JUDICIAL CORRUPTION; KOBE, JAPAN, AUGUST 5-9, 2011 (tags)

Human Rights Alert (NGO) Seeks Worldwide Submissions on JUDICIAL CORRUPTION for the 16th World Congress of the International Society for Criminology, KOBE, JAPAN, AUGUST 5-9, 2011.

RAN names Coal MTR CEO Blankenship to its Board of Directors (tags)

Rainforest Action Network Names Coal Kingpin Don "Donny B" Blankenship to its Board of Directors; A "Welcome, Consistent Addition to Our Team," He Joins Fellow Mining Magnate Michael Klein, a former RAN chairman and co-owner of Palm Beach Aggregates, an aggregate rock mining company with operations in the Everglades in South Florida, where rock mining, like MTR coal mining in Appalachia, pollutes the local water supply.

Ramon Paje’s Appointment to the DENR Spells Big Trouble (tags)

he PESANTE-USA, an environmental and peasant support advocacy group based in the United States joins the Kalikasan-People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) in denouncing the appointment of Mr. Ramon Paje, executive director of the Minerals Development Council (MDC), as environment secretary.

PHILIPPINES:10,000 march to press South Cotabato govt to sign environment code (tags)

KORONADAL CITY – Pressure has continued to build up on outgoing South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes as she bides for time before deciding on the fate of the Provincial Environment Code passed last week by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan which bans open-pit mining.

Boron, CA Miners Lockout (tags)

On January 30th, the Rio Tinto company locked miners out of their jobs mining borax in the California desert city of Boron, CA.

Haiti's Earthquake: Natural or Engineered (tags)

technology can cause earthquakes

Another Protester of Pacific Rim Mining Corporation’s El Dorado (tags)

On December 26, Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto, age 32, was assassinated, the second anti-mining activist killed this week in the small community of Nueva Trinidad in the department of Cabañas. Recinos Sorto was eight months pregnant and carrying her two-year old child when she was shot on her way back from doing laundry at a nearby river. She and her husband, José Santos Rodriguez, were outspoken opponents of the non-operational El Dorado mine which Pacific Rim, a Vancouver-based mining company is desperate to reopen despite widespread community opposition.

PHILIPPINES; A CAPITALIST CALAMITY (tags)

Filipinos now see more clearly the calamitous state of the system.In the morning of Sept. 26, tropical storm Ondoy (international codename: Ketsana) pounded Metro Manila and the surrounding regions, dumping a month’s worth of rain in just six hours and causing the most massive flooding seen in the last 40 years. A week later, super typhoon Pepeng (Parma) hit Northern Luzon, inundating farmland and causing mudslides in the mountainous mining region of Benguet, including Baguio City, a U.S.-designed community.

The US-Arroyo’s NAPOCOR, Guilty of Criminal Neglect in Recklessly Opening the San Roque Da (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante-USA)- a US based environmental and peasant advocacy group expressed outrage over the extreme arrogance of the US-Arroyo regime and its subalterns in the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) in evading and refusal to account for the latest tragedy caused by the opening of the San Roque dam floodgates. Cordillera region and Pangasinan was greatly affected and was under distress. 


More than 40 landslides occurred in the Cordilleras triggered by the massive rain which resulted in as many as 250 deaths. Pesante is outraged that the people who opposed the dam were those who suffered the greatest- the people of Benguet.

The worst nuclear accident in U.S. history: July 16, 1979, Navajo Reservation (tags)

July 16th, 2009, marked the 30th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history, when, at 5:00 A.M., 1100 tons of uranium mining tailings, and 100 million gallons of radioactive water burst through United Nuclear's earthen dam, into the Rio Puerco, at a uranium mine in Church Rock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Reservation. Today, the Navajo Nation remains under toxic siege, by coal mining, uranium mining, and coal-fired power, even though an EPA doc already suggests that the entire reservation is a Superfund site. The Navajo Tribal Council, in 2005, passed a uranium mining ban, the Diné Natural Resources Protection Act, and thus won a Nuclear Free Future Award, but the ban has been under pressure since the day it was passed, and uranium mining claims now surround the Navajo Reservation like an advancing army.

Appalachia and Colombia: The People Behind the Coal --an interview with Aviva Chomsky (tags)

Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and Latin American Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts, and is a founder of the North Shore Colombia Solidarity Committee, which has been working since 2002 with Colombian labor and popular movements, especially those affected by the foreign-owned mining sector. She just returned from a Witness for Peace delegation (May 28 – June 6) that traveled to two regions devastated by coal mining: the state of Kentucky and to northern Colombia.

CORRUPTION, DEFPRETRATION. LANDSLIDES. DEATH AND MEA CULPA (tags)

“The reasons for the degradation of our forests are corruption and our own shortcomings,” admitted Secretary Lito Atienza of Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in a New Year message to his department personnel. A common knowledge among Filipinos, Atienza's admonishment, hardly created a ripple in Manila were ordinary citizens had almost but accepted corruption is an integral part of governance in the island nation.

London to Geneva Peace Walk, May 2008 (tags)

We have been in France for 28 days, and over a month since the walk began. We have had huge support from not just local people but globally the walk has been joined by people from Japan, Canada, German, France, Italy, Australia, Sweden, Scotland, England, Niger & the United States of America.

London to Geneva Peace Walk, May 2008 (tags)

We have been in France for 28 days, and over a month since the walk began. We have had huge support from not just local people but globally the walk has been joined by people from Japan, Canada, German, France, Italy, Australia, Sweden, Scotland, England, Niger & the United States of America.

Aussie Uranium Dumps Waste (tags)

Alleged environmental contamination at the Mount Gee Uranium deposit in the far north of South Australia is being investigated by the SA Government and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). (ABC News Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:25pm AEDT). The plan to extract seven billion dollars worth of Uranium ore has been controversial from the outset, with Mount Gee being situated in the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and the mining process posing considerable threat to the ecology of the area and the ancient aquifers connected to the Paralana hot springs, a site of significance for the Adnyamathanha people reports Nigel Carney on 17th January 2008.

Stop SLAPPing Filipino environmental defenders (tags)

-Green progressive watchdog Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) today noted the rise of lawsuits against environmment advocates, warning that this could be a dangerous precedent by large mining firms and landowning families to stifle opposition to their interests. In a press conference held at Quezon City, Kalikasan PNE National Coordinator Clemente Bautista presented three case studies of non-government environmental advocates, including individuals and organizations, facing a variety of SLAPP lawsuits from foreign firms accused of engaging in environmental and anti-people practices in communities where they operate.

Political Killings haunt GMA in New Zealand (tags)

Protesters greeted President Arroyo and human rights was one of the main issues she discussed with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark during their meetings here yesterday. After a bilateral meeting between the two leaders at the Prime Minister’s Office at the Parliament House, Clark informed the media that the respective human rights commissions of the two countries “have started a dialogue and are exploring ways in which New Zealand might share its experience and support the work with its counterpart.” The Philippines was called a “disaster area for human rights” by New Zealand parliamentarians and human rights activists, which said hundreds of trade unionists, priests, journalists and human rights advocates had been systematically murdered since Mrs. Arroyo took office in 2001.

Earth First! blockades Virginia coal plant (tags)

Early this morning, activists with Earth First! and Rising Tide North America set up a non-violent blockade of American Electric Power's (AEP) nearly 50 year old Clinch River coal fired electric facility. Emitting millions of pounds of pollutants yearly, the Clinch River coal plant threatens the health and lives of thousands of downwind residents and the surrounding environment. Burning coal is not only a primary factor behind global climate change, but also drives the expansion of large scale strip mining. Large scale surface mining destroys forests, streams and communities as it alters the Appalachian landscape forever.

US-Arroyo Regime’s Sell-Out of People’s Resources to Foreign Mining Corporations Most Desp (tags)

Pesante-USA supports the stand of a growing number of Filipinos and the Catholic Church which has been crusading against opening the country to foreign mining companies. They are correct in saying that mining would only lead to the further destruction of the environment, the exploitation of indigenous people and communities, and eventually the massive loss of other sources of livelihood in the surrounding areas.

Wells Fargo:Lootin' & Pollutin' since 1852-Stop Wells Fargo's investments in Dirty Money!! (tags)

Howdy pardner, there 's a new campaign in town and it's aim is Stop Wells Fargo's investments in Dirty Money!!

Stop Mountaintop Removal! A call to action March 31st! (tags)

Down with King Coal! Save Appalachia - Stop Mountaintop Removal! Take Action on March 31! Our demand is simple – stop mountaintop removal and all forms of surface mining for coal. Groups and individuals across Appalachia are rising in united nonviolent protest against the increasing cultural and environmental devastation caused by this most destructive form of mining. Mountaintop removal results in loss of life, loss of employment, destruction of homes, and elimination of communities throughout the coalfields.

Nevada's Toxic Mining Corporations Leave Mess (LVIMC) (tags)

Nevada for too long left a wasteland by mining corporations engaging in mineral theft from Newe Sogobia. The devastation from mine tailings contaminates the water for decades or more.

Depleted uranium in Iraq stolen from under Dineh land (tags)

Depleted uranium used in Iraq by US military results in babies born deformed and also cancer. The source of the uranium is from native lands, also causing cancer in indigenous people living there..

Action Alert - Western Shoshone: War not just in Iraq (tags)

Crescent Valley, NV - The United States Congressmen are mirroring the same deceptive tactics in Western Shoshone territory in Nevada as in Iraq, said Western Shoshone as legislation was pushed to compensate tribal members for Aboriginal land in an effort to seize it and open it up for mining, energy and nuclear corporations. While Western Shoshone maintain their Aboriginal land claim secured by the Treaty of Ruby Valley of 1863, their sacred Yucca Mountain is being gutted for nuclear dumping, their horses and cattle seized to make way for geothermal industries and the earth mutilated for gold extraction. "If the war on terrorism is about protecting this country, then why is our own government trying to take away our homelands?" said Mary McCloud, Western Shoshone elder.

return Medicine Lake to native people (tags)

Calpine's proposal for geothermal drilling of Medicine Lake was pulled from the agenda in Sac Water Quality meeting. Now would be a good time to find a way to protect the healing waters of Medicine Lake before Calpine tries again to push development (they will, nature of the corporate beast)

BTL:Weakening of Environmental Regulations Undermine Appalachian Communities'.. (tags)

...Fight to Stop Coal Mining Industry Mountaintop Removal Interview with Joan Mulhern, senior legislative counsel with Earthjustice, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

John Howard IS a Dirty Slut (tags)

Article sbout genersl disregard of Australian Government for social isues and specifically insane project due to commence by Barrick Gold in a virtual bird sanctuary.

Indigenous People's Day (tags)

How do European immigrants with any consciousness address the genocidal acts committed against the Indigenous Peoples of this land called North America?

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