Picture: Residents survey damage after a Vale SA dam burst in Brumadinho on Jan. 26. Photographer: Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg. Source We cry with Mother Earth tears of mud and blood. Last Friday January 25th, a tiling dam burst in the municipality of Brumadinho, in Brazil, releasing a mudflow of toxic waste. Three days after this tragedy at least 60 … More Solidarity with Brumadinho
par Alicia Aleman Arrastio AMANDLA. AWETHU. El poder, para la gente. Nuestro primer día en el Foro Social de la Minería e Industrias Extractivas ha empezado con ese poderoso grito a favor de la justicia y la dignidad de los pueblos. Las cerca de 300 personas que hemos venido de todos los rincones del mundo … More Amandla! (en espagnol)
Alicia Aleman Arrastio (second from right) writes from Johannesburg where she is attending the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and the Extractivist Economy with other members of the Justice in Mining Network AMANDLA, AWETHU. Power to the people. Our first day in the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractives Industries has started with this … More Amandla!
Nine members of the Justice in Mining network will travel to Johannesburg next week to participate in the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and the Extractivist Economy. The Justice in Mining representatives will join more than 300 delegates from faith-based and community groups around the globe to discuss issues arising from mining activity, including environmental … More Justice in Mining Participates in Global Forum in South Africa
The nexus between climate justice and mining is not only about emissions. While the extractive industries significantly contribute to climate change via emissions and greenhouse gas, little attention has been on the risks climate change pose for existing and future mining activities and sites. In an article in “The Extractive Industries and Society”, Scott D. … More Climate Risks for Mining
If you have ever calculated your carbon footprint, you will have noticed that the footprint size jumps considerably when you include air travel. A round-trip flight from Europe to the United States, for example, generates about three tonnes of carbon dioxide per person. In total, the average European generates approximately ten tonnes of carbon dioxide … More Jesuit Curia Joins ‘Flights For Forests’ Initiative
By Fernando Serrano, Ph.D., Saint Louis University; Pedro Landa, ERIC Honduras Orlando Posadas, ERIC Honduras Mercy Ayala, ERIC Honduras; Gustavo Cardoza, ERIC Honduras What is the impact of extractive industries such as mining in Honduras? And how are people in poor rural communities responding? With the support of the US Jesuit Conference and the Jesuit … More Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security in Honduras
Research finds that there are more than 60,000 abandoned mines across Australia. Unlike other forms of human land use, by their nature the extractive industries are temporary and have a limited life span within one particular geographical area. Once the extraction has occurred, companies move on. As mining has been going on in Australia for … More Abandoned Mines: Can a negative legacy become a positive inheritance.
There is a growing movement and advocacy for the introduction of ecocide law at both a domestic and international level. The common definition of ecocide is the destruction of large areas of the natural environment as a consequence of human activity. Some obvious examples of ecocide are the Niger Delta, Alberta Tar Sands and the … More Mining and Ecocide Law
Adani Group’s plans for a massive coalmine and rail connection in Queensland’s Galilee Basin are looking increasingly shaky, thanks to a fierce grassroots campaign opposing the project. The Carmichael Coal Mine was first proposed in 2010 by the Indian conglomerate, headed by billionaire Gautam Adani. With a projected lifetime of 60 years and estimated total … More Grassroots Campaign Challenges Adani Project in Australia