Posts Tagged ‘ mining ’

UK: Protestors Block Road for More Than 28 Hours to Stop Work on Access Road of Opencast Site in County Durham

UK: Protestors Block Road for More Than 28 Hours to Stop Work on Access Road of Opencast Site in County Durham

from Freedom News Photo credit: Simone Rudolphi / Campaign to Protect Pont Valley Protestors fighting against a new opencast coal mine in County Durham have blocked the road in a rolling resistance for more than 28 hours to prevent the mining company, Banks group, to finish building the access road. At 8:30 pm on...
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Australia: Anti-Adani Protesters Target Construction Firm Wagners Over $30 Million Contract

Australia: Anti-Adani Protesters Target Construction Firm Wagners Over $30 Million Contract

by Ben Smee / The Guardian Anti-Adani activists say they have launched an escalating disruption campaign against Queensland construction company Wagners, which is being targeted over a $30m contract to build an airstrip for the Carmichael coalmine. Members of the group Galilee Blockade entered a Wagners industrial site at Pinkenba near the Port of Brisbane on Sunday...
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Indigenous Land Defender Killed in Mexico

Indigenous Land Defender Killed in Mexico

from IC Magazine On May 14, Manuel Gaspar Rodríguez was taken from the offices of the MIOCUP (Movimiento Independiente Obrero, Campesino Urbano y Popular) and brutally stabbed to death by unknown assailants. He had been the subject of repeated death threats for his work against large-scale mining and hydroelectric projects in the Sierra Norte de Puebla in...
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Ecuadorean Judge Halts Excavation of Gold Mine

Ecuadorean Judge Halts Excavation of Gold Mine

from Telesur A judge in the southern city of Cuenca, Ecuador suspends a Chinese company’s mining concession saying that it’s unconstitutional. A major gold and silver mine site in southern Ecuador was forced to suspend exploring for minerals after a local judge ruled its operation unconstitutional. Judge Paul Serrano of the Cuenca civil court...
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Honduran Villagers Take Legal Action to Stop Mining Firm Digging Up Graves for Gold

Honduran Villagers Take Legal Action to Stop Mining Firm Digging Up Graves for Gold

by Heather Gies / The Guardian Nothing is sacred in the path of gold miners in northwestern Honduras – not even the dead. A transnational mining company, Aura Minerals, has been digging up graves in the 200-year-old cemetery near the community of Azacualpa, La Union, to clear the way to dig for gold. As many as 350...
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India: Nine People Killed as Police Open Fire On Pollution Protesters

India: Nine People Killed as Police Open Fire On Pollution Protesters

from The Guardian At least nine people have been killed after police fired at protesters calling for the closure of a copper smelter in southern India. Residents of the port city of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu state, alongside environmentalists, have been demonstrating against one of India’s biggest copper plants for more than three months, alleging...
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UK: Opencast Mine Protesters Dig In Ahead of Deadline

UK: Opencast Mine Protesters Dig In Ahead of Deadline

by Sandra Laville / The Guardian Local residents and activists are campaigning to stop mining in the valley just off the A692 between Gateshead and Consett which is a major nature reserve. Photograph: Simone J Rudolphi/Alamy Four months after the UK government announced it was phasing out coal, campaigners are digging in to stop...
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UK: Opponents of Durham Opencast Mining Condemn Bailiffs and Police Over Violence at Protest Camp Eviction

UK: Opponents of Durham Opencast Mining Condemn Bailiffs and Police Over Violence at Protest Camp Eviction

from NETPOL PHOTO: Coal Action Network Since the start of March, campaigners living at the Pont Valley Protection Camp, between Dipton and Leadgate in County Durham, have been protesting against opencast coal mining by the Banks Group, which has only until 3 June to extract coal from the mine before its planning permission runs...
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Honduran Dam Protesters Face Trial in Ongoing Crackdown Against Defenders

Honduran Dam Protesters Face Trial in Ongoing Crackdown Against Defenders

by Nina Lakhani / The Guardian The suspects pray together on a concrete podium opposite the courthouse where they face criminal charges. Their alleged misdemeanour: “land invasion” during a protest against the construction of a dam. A guilty verdict could bring a jail term of up to four years. If that seems harsh, then...
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Malaysia: Indigenous People in Defense of Their Lands

Malaysia: Indigenous People in Defense of Their Lands

by Real World Radio / Intercontinental Cry For the past two months, approximately 800 Orang Asli Indigenous Peoples have maintained blockades at several sites in Gua Musang district, Kelantan State, Malaysia in defense of the environment and their customary rights over land. “We want to block any activity that would destroy the environment”, said...
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Keep Off Our Land, Indigenous Women Tell Ecuador’s President

Keep Off Our Land, Indigenous Women Tell Ecuador’s President

by Dan Collyns / The Guardian Amazon indigenous women leaders have told Ecuador’s president Lenin Morenoto limit oil drilling and mining in their territories and combat the sexual violence and death threats they claim accompany the industries. The delegation of women dressed in traditional tunics and with intricately painted faces were granted a meeting with...
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Canada: As Indigenous Hunting is Restricted, Research Shows Mining is Responsible for Caribou Decline

Canada: As Indigenous Hunting is Restricted, Research Shows Mining is Responsible for Caribou Decline

by Bob McDonald / CBC News A new report by Canadian researchers suggest that the dramatic declines of barren-ground caribou herds is due to open access mining in Northern Canada, not, as authorities have assumed, traditional hunting by Indigenous people in the North. The caribou has been a staple of the north for millennia, providing...
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