Extractive Industries

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Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
Schilis-Gallego, Cecile
Article
2015
Schilis-Gallego discusses Australian mining companies' involvement in violence and human rights violations in Africa.
Beyond capitalist green economy: In defence of Mother Earth and the commons
Democratic Left Front
Article
2012
The Democratic Left Front calls for action against destructive corporate interests that are driving the commercialisation and commodification of the natural environment.
Bolivian reality versus the 'extractivism' debate
Fuentes, Federico
Article
2014
Some left critics of progressive governments in South America point to differences between 'pro-extractivists' and 'anti-extractivists.' Federico Fuentes says that framework hinders real understanding...
Climate Change as a Class Issue
Coles, Nick
Article
2013
Protesting PNC Bank in Pittsburgh financing of mountain-top removal (MTR) coal mining across Appalachia. MTR causes increased cancer rates and birth defects, as well as massive environmental degradati...
Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma
Smith, Richard
Article
2014
So long as we live under capitalism, today, tomorrow, next year and every year thereafter, economic growth will always be the overriding priority till we barrel right off the cliff to collapse.
Coal plant threatens world's largest mangrove forest - and Bangladesh's future
Rahman, Mowdud; Aitken, Greg
Article
2015
As COP21 reaches its endgame, there are plans to build 2,440 coal-fired power plants around the worl. Their completion would send global temperatures, and sea levels, soaring. Yet Bangladesh, the worl...
Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa
Unclassified
2015
Australian-listed mining companies are linked to hundreds of deaths and alleged injustices which wouldn’t be tolerated in better-regulated nations. The stories are from people across Africa, and are r...
Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa: Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa
Fitzgibbon, Will; Hamilton, Martha M.; Schilis-Gallego, Cécile
Unclassified
2015
A pattern of links between mining activities and deaths, disfigurement, environmental destruction and displacement suggests a troubling track record for Australian companies seeking wealth from Africa...
In China's Inner Mongolia, mining spells misery for traditional herders
Denyer, Simon
Article
2015
China's relentless drive for minerals is wreaking havoc on pastoral lifestyles.
Investigation Reveals 'Environmental Ruin' And Workers Rights Abuses
Fitzgibbon, Will
Article
2015
Broken promises to impoverished communities, serious environmental concerns and poor health and safety records linked to Australian mining companies have all been revealed by Africa’s largest ever col...
Latin American progressives and environmental duplicity
Macmillen, Daniel
Article
2014
Left wing governments across the Americas are faced with a dilemma - high social spending programs financed by income from destructive mining and hydrocarbon extraction - or a slower but sustainable d...
Mozambique's Movement to End Land Grabs
Lemos, Anabela; Adler, Simone (eds.)
Article
2016
To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land break...
The Politics of Pachamama: Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America
Dangel, Benjamin
Article
2014
While many economies and citizens have benefitted from the state’s larger involvement in the extraction of these resources, extractivism under progressive governments, as it had under neoliberalism, s...
Reclaiming the Commons in Appalachia: Property is Theft
Mincy, Grant
Article
2014
The extractive resource industry has a firm hold on the wild, wonderful, but wounded Appalachians. The use of eminent domain and compulsory pooling has robbed communities of their cultural and natural...
Salvadorans Warn Canadians about World Bank's Kangaroo Court
Guerra, Rene
Article
2015
In anticipation of an imminent ruling from the World Bank's little known investor-state arbitration tribunal that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million, a Salva...
South America: How ‘Anti-Extractivism’ Misses The Forest ForThe Trees
Fuentes, Federico
Article
2014
A recent spate of high-profile campaigns against projects based on extracting raw materials has opened up an important new dynamic within the broad processes of change sweeping South America. Understa...
This Changes Everything
Lewis, Avi (director); Klein, Naomi (narrator)
Film/Video
2015
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar S...
Voices of Resistance to the Northern Gateway Pipeline
Bowles, Paul; Veltmeyer, Henry
Article
2013
The National Energy Board's Joint Review Panel (JRP) has just published its recommendation that the Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway to transport Alberta's tar sands oil to the northwest coast of ...

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Polish farmers threaten uprising over opencast coalmine
Neslen,Arthur
2014
Heinz unites with farmers in rebellion against plan to build a vast lignite mine and power plant on farming land in western Poland.