Radioactive waste and toxic mining byproducts will remain deadly for thousands of years – maybe forever. Generations in the distant future will need to know about about the places this stuff is buried, and to stay away. Deep in the arsenic-contaminated underground at Giant Mine near Yellowknife, contributor Garth Mullins wonders how we can warn the distant future. Is it even possible to send messages that can outlast governments, languages, cultures, nations – maybe even humans?
On Friday 2nd of June, Marchas Carnaval where held in more than 35 municipalities in Colombia, and in other cities around the world, celebrating the defense of water, life and territory through songs dance, theater and art. This celebration of life called more than 120.000 people only in the city of Ibagué, where this carnival has been held for 9 years in a row.
The women, supported by youths, men and children, were disputing the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) and Panguna landowners. This will see Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) return to reopen the Mine before June 2019.
Rio Tinto may have walked away from Bougainville, but a legacy of conflict remains. The ‘Bougainville Hardliners’ have strongly opposed the Autonomous Bougainville Government’s decision to re-open the Panguna Mine with Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) as the preferred operator.
At Glencore’s 2017 annual general shareholders meeting in Zug, Switzerland on 24 May, IndustriALL Global Union, together with its affiliates UNIA of Switzerland and USW (Workers Uniting North America) expressed serious concerns on the growing list of violations that continue to impact workers and communities at many of the company’s operations.