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!
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 Guillermo Otano, Conflict-Free Technology Campaign, ALBOAN Foundation The extractive industries have traditionally been one of the least transparent sectors in today’s globalized economy, already opaque for the average person. Extractive industries include businesses and operations engaged in “the exploration, extraction, sale, processing and other significant activities relating to oil, natural gas or minerals”. Many … More Trump and the Extractive Industries
(By Kimberly Fraser) Leave it in the ground. That’s the two second take away from The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals require a managed decline of fossil fuel production, a report released by Oil Change in collaboration with 14 other organisations from around the world. However, a reader would be remiss not to … More Review of The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals require a managed decline of fossil fuel production
(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) It was a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of Dakota when on December 4 last year, the Army Corps of Engineers made the decision to prevent drilling under the Missouri River, which is close to Sioux lands. This victory was hard-won with months of protests that touched tens of … More Fight Not Over for the Standing Rock Sioux
(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) Seven Catholic institutions from across the globe announced their decision to divest from fossil fuels last week on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, culminating the Season of Creation celebrations with the largest faith-based divestment announcement to date. This latest commitment to divestment from within the Catholic Church highlights the growing … More Canadian Jesuits Join Six Other Catholic Institutions in Announcing Commitment to Fossil Fuel Divestment