Nobody, unless they are sadic or irresponsible, likes to think that the products we consume in our everyday life can be related to breaches or violations of human rights. That is why we tear our apparels, everytime that a clothing factory falls down in Bangladesh. Or we think about it twice before consuming palm oil … More Electronic industries and human rights: What to do?
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
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
Leaders of the four Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks are gathering in Rome this week to reflect on the progress of the networks and their future role. It is a rare opportunity for the leaders of the Justice in Mining, Ecology, Education and Migration Networks – the four Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks – to meet face … More GIAN Leaders Meet In Rome
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
By Pedro Landa and Alicia Aleman Arrastio Gratitude is what comes first out of our hearts when we think of our experience in the city of Bonn. We went there as representatives of the core group of the Justice in Mining Network, invited by our sister network Ecojesuit. The place and the event were impeccable, … More Human, humble and holy: A reflection on the Ecojesuit event in Bonn
by Alicia Aleman Arrastio A long and bloody shadow of violence and poverty covers the history of many resource-rich countries. That shadow has also been named a curse by some authors, the media and part of the public opinion: the natural resources curse. According to that thinking, the richer a country is in natural resources … More Civic Space Under Threat
by Alicia Aleman Arrastio and Ferdinand Muhigirwa SJ In the extractive sector, there is always a power dynamics between the following different stakeholders: multinational companies, businesses and investors, local authorities, workers and their representatives, international supply chains with their various intermediaries, and consumers of goods. Furthermore, these powers need to be considered in the context … More Power Dynamics in the Extractives Sector