County Durham residents take direct action against new opencast

County Durham residents take direct action against new opencast

Local residents block potential opencast coal site risking arrest to protect their community This morning (15/05/18) two Durham residents living just 300m from the controversial Bradley opencast coal extraction, blocked the gates to the work site for three hours,...
Slow Death in Siberia

Slow Death in Siberia

Russia is the third biggest exporter of coal. It has vast reserves in the Kuzbass in southern Siberia which nestles roughly north of Mongolia and Kazakhstan. 76 per cent of Russia’s coal exports come from this region, tying people from across the world to this remote,...
Leave the gold in the hills

Leave the gold in the hills

Photo: The UlsterHerald Gold in the hills: international solidarity flows to community resisting mining in Northern Ireland by Hal Rhoades, Gaia Foundation “A mask of gold hides all deformities”- Thomas Dekker Wind whips across high hills of moor heather and spring...
Statue unveiled to protest opencast coal

Statue unveiled to protest opencast coal

On 10 April, Secretary of State for Communities, Sajid Javid and his colleagues were greeted with a life-size statue depicting the Secretary of State ‘turning a blind eye’ to the imminent expansion of opencast coal mining in the UK. The statue’s creators, Art Rise Up,...