Petrochemicals firm Ineos has obtained a sweeping injunction in the UK against anti-fracking demonstrators. Activists face a fine, prison sentence or having their assets seized if they break the injunction. Two campaigners are seeking to have the injunction struck out at a three-day court hearing, arguing that it is “anti-democratic and oppressive”.
Colonialism, resource extraction and intergenerational violence against Indigenous women are connected in complex ways across Canada. "When there is taking of the land—raping of the land without consent—it also affects us Indigenous women. There’s no free, prior and informed consent,” says Yvonne Tupper, a health worker from Saulteau First Nation in British Columbia.
A worker led movement for climate justice came one step closer to reality as the UK trade union movement unanimously passed a motion calling for a just climate transition for workers, divestment from fossil fuels and putting energy under public, democratic control. The motion was passed unanimously by the 5.7 million member TUC.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Large-scale mining and extractive operations are failing to deliver economic benefits while causing environmental damage and human suffering throughout Latin America, said a coalition of church organizations and environmental groups.
June proved to be a hot month for Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp. (Barrick) and its London-based 63.9%-owned subsidiary Acacia Mining plc. (Acacia). Both in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam and at the North Mara Gold Mine ltd. (North Mara) problems escalated for the companies.
When the great - no doubt sometimes also good, but frequently woefully ignorant - among mining outfits (and their desk-bound investment advisors) look at a risk-laden, problematic, prospect like Bougainville Copper Ltd's Panguna mine, any upturn in commodity markets are apt to be heralded as a golden opportunity.