Posts Tagged ‘ mining ’

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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Mexico: Big Win for Tecoltemi Nation vs. Almaden Minerals, ILO 169 Violated

Mexico: Big Win for Tecoltemi Nation vs. Almaden Minerals, ILO 169 Violated

by Nancy Flores (@NANCY_CONTRA) / REMA translated by Earth First! Journal “without life there will be plenty of jobs” The indigenous community of Tecoltemi, Puebla, obtained a favorable resolution that would guarantee work suspension by the Canadian company Almaden Minerals in the Sierra Norte of that Mexican entity, where it plans to install a...
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Condemns the Rochford Mining in Black Hills: Committing to Additional Action

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Condemns the Rochford Mining in Black Hills: Committing to Additional Action

from Native News Online GREEN GRASS, SOUTH DAKOTA -The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe passed two (2) resolutions on 8 February 2018 opposing gold mining operations in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Mineral Mountain, LLC is a Canadian-based mineral extraction company preparing to drill hundreds of holes in the Black Hills in the search...
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Navajo Nation Victorious in Initial Gold King Mine Spill Ruling

Navajo Nation Victorious in Initial Gold King Mine Spill Ruling

from Native News Online San Juan River polluted as result of Gold King Mine; the Navajo Nation is not happy with EPA’s lack of response. WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION –  On Monday, February 12, the Navajo Nation won an important victory in its fight for fair compensation for the harms caused by the U.S....
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No Provincial Charges for Mount Polley Mine Spill, One of Largest Environmental Disasters in Canadian History

No Provincial Charges for Mount Polley Mine Spill, One of Largest Environmental Disasters in Canadian History

by Carol Linnitt / Desmog Canada Image: Mount Polley mine disaster, August 2014. Photo: Cariboo Regional District via Youtube When it seemed clear the newly minted B.C. NDP government would not pursue charges against Imperial Metals, owner and operator of the Mount Polley mine, for a 2014 tailings pond collapse, one woman decided to...
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Former National Monuments Shrunk by Trump to be Opened for Mining Claims

Former National Monuments Shrunk by Trump to be Opened for Mining Claims

by Alastair Gee / The Guardian Hundreds of thousands of acres of land that were part of two US national monuments shrunk by Donald Trump are being opened on Friday to mining claims for uranium and other minerals. It is a symbolic step in a broader conflict over the fate of America’s public lands,...
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Menominee Tribe Files Lawsuit Over Back Forty Mine Clean Water Act Wetlands Permit

Menominee Tribe Files Lawsuit Over Back Forty Mine Clean Water Act Wetlands Permit

from Native News Online KESHENA, WISCONSIN — Today the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Tribe asserts that the agencies have failed to take primary responsibility for a wetland permit that is key to the future of the...
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New Caledonia: Société Le Nickel Mine Sabotaged

New Caledonia: Société Le Nickel Mine Sabotaged

from Attaque translated by Earth First! Journal A creek in southern New Caledonia contaminated by the nickel mine. The important mining site of the Société Le Nickel (Eramet group) in New Caledonia has been the target of many sabotages during the holiday season, according to the company on Friday . The facts occurred...
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News from Germany’s Hambach Forest

News from Germany’s Hambach Forest

submitted anonymously / Earth First! Newswire On the 20th of December the local government decided that RWE is not allowed to continue cutting up to the 31st of March, 2018. During the next year they want to decide if the open cast mine will continue. The official date means that this cutting season is...
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Wanted: Material for power supply in the Hambi in Germany

Wanted: Material for power supply in the Hambi in Germany

from Hambach Forest It has become dark and cold in the forest. The winter is noticeable already and people arm themselves with thick jackets and long campfire evenings against the first snow. And even against the dark, something can and should be done. Because there is currently no electricity in the forest and meadow....
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