Amandla!

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!

Justice in Mining Participates in Global Forum in South Africa

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

Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security in Honduras

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

Grassroots Campaign Challenges Adani Project in Australia

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

Power Dynamics in the Extractives Sector

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

Against All Odds – the Perils of Fighting for Natural Resource Justice

(A Review of the CIVICUS/PYWP report by Alicia Aleman Arrastio) According to a recent report by the World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) and the global coalition Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the fight for justice in mining is becoming increasingly perilous as democracy is weakening worldwide. International solidarity is more necessary than ever: we … More Against All Odds – the Perils of Fighting for Natural Resource Justice

Jesuits Support Campaign for Canadian Ombudsman on Mining

Jesuit organisations around the world have lent their weight to a campaign in support of the creation of a Canadian ombudsman office to receive complaints concerning the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies. The Canadian government has previously indicated it is giving serious consideration to establishing such an office. The campaign is being spearheaded by … More Jesuits Support Campaign for Canadian Ombudsman on Mining

Adani Mine among Projects in Jeopardy Following Native Title Court Decision

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) A federal court ruling to invalidate a Western Australian native land-use agreement may have implications for over 200 Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUA) nation-wide, including the controversial Adani coalmine in Queensland. The court based its decision on the Native Title Act which requires “all” claim group representatives to have signed the ILUA … More Adani Mine among Projects in Jeopardy Following Native Title Court Decision