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Algonquins vs. Frontenac Ventures: Against The Current vol. 134
Marie, P.
Article
2008
I recently returned from a little-publicized “political hotbed” ignited by Frontenac Ventures Corporation (FVC), a private mining company causing grave injustices against the Ardoch First Nation commu...
The AT Reader: Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology
Carr, Marilyn
Book
1985
An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
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.
The Big Nickel: Inco at home and abroad
Swift, Jamie, and the Development Education Centre
Book
1977
An account of the economic power of the world's largest producer of nickel, how it operates in Canada and the Third World, and its human consequences. The Big Nickel also looks at the resistance to th...
Blasted in a West Virginia Mine
Ely, Mike
Article
2010
Conditions in the mines are caused by capitalism. The 25 dead miners in the latest mine disaster in West Virginia are dead because union-busting and the disregard of safety precautions for the sake of...
Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America: Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil
Frank, Andre Gunder
Book
1967
The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
Citizens Protest Lack of Consultation about Canadian Mine in San Jose del Progresso: Popular Forces Occupy City Hall and Threaten to Incinerate Hostages
Davies, Nancy
Article
2009
Inhabitants of San José del Progresso, in the district of Ocotlán, affiliated with the Assembly of People United for the Valley of Ocotlán in Defense of Nature and Popular Autonomy, and opposed to the...
Class and Colour in South Africa 1850-1950
Simons, H.J.; Simons, R.E.
Book
1969
A historical and sociological overview which provides a critical analysis of the Labour and National movements in South Africa and explores how and why the white working class traded its socialist pri...
The Comintern, CPUSA & Activities of Rank-and-File CPers
Post, Charlie
Article
1996
CP members, including worker and African-American militants capable of leading heroic mass struggles, were unable to develop their own revolutionary socialist viewpoint independent of the leadership. ...
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
The Coral Battleground
Wright, Judy
Book
1977
A fight for the preservation of the Great Barrier Reef, located in the coast of Queensland. In the late 1960s the reef began to be threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling.
The Devil Operation
Boyd, Stephanie
Film/Video
A tale of corporate espionage unfolds in this exposé of torture, intimidation, and murder of Peruvian eco-activists and indigenous farmers. Shocking video footage, horrifying photos, and meticulous re...
Ecologist Special Report: Why mining and violence are inextricably linked
Finkeldey, Jasper
Article
2017
The South African government is currently embarking on streamlining decision-making processes in mining. To many this sounds like more top-down decision-making at the expense of those communities that...
EnvironmentSources.com
Website
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
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...
Fresh Water Seas: Saving the Great Lakes
Weller, Phil
Book
1990
Weller takes readers on a tour of the Great Lakes region, tracing its natural history from the time before human habitation. He describes how the region has been affected by uncontrolled development t...
The Gaia Atlas of First Peoples
Burger, Julian
Book
1990
Entries on indigenous peoples from around the globe, focusing on three main areas: their way of life, the present crisis, and the future.
Harlan County USA
Kopple, Barbara
Film
1976
An effort of 180 coal miners and their wives to strike for benefits at the Eastover Coal Company's Brookside Mine in Harlan County, southeast Kentucky in 1973.
The Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Venzi, Ron
Article
The worst coal mining disaster in Canada occurred in Hillcrest, Alberta, on Friday June 19, 1914. A total of 189 men died. 130 women were widowed and 400 children left fatherless.
Intag's Recurrent Nightmare: Adding Up The Costs Of Ecuador's Mineral Wars
Zorrilla, Carlos
Article
2015
Intag is situated in Northwestern Ecuador. In the 1990s Bishimetal, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, found evidence of a large copper deposit lying in the bowels of the biodiverse Toisan Range. In 1997 it ...
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...
The Labor Wars
Lens, Sidney
Book
1973
A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
Last Frontier: Local communities fight mineral exploration and eviction in the Andes
Mance, Henry
Article
2009
Afro-descendant communities in Colombia are fighting to retain control of their ancestral goldmines in the face of pressure from private interests.
Looting Africa: Canadian Company Eyes Gold in Democratic Republic of Congo
Lasker, John
Article
2009
A Canadian mining company is prepared to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in gold out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of Africa's most embattled and poorest countries. One expert say...
Mapoon - Book Three: The Cape York Aluminum Companies (Alcan, Comalco, R.T.Z., Kaiser, C.R.A., Billiton, Pechiney, Tipperary) and the Native Peoples
Book
1976
Chronicle of the policies and actions of the Aluminium Companies with respect to the native peoples and their land claims.
Minetown, Milltown, Railtown: Life in Canadian Communities of Single Industry
Lucas, Rex
Book
A sociological description of life in company towns.
Mining Peru: Canada's New Territory?
Engler, Yves
Article
2010
In Peru, 40 percent of conflicts involving local communities are over mining. The majority of the mining sector in Peru is owned by Canadian corporations.
More Incredible than Fiction
Book
1981
The story of the St. Lawrence community recounts the working past of a small Newfoundland coastal town.
Mountain Justice: Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal, for the Future of Us All
Shapiro, Tricia
Book
2010
In recent years, local people fighting against Mountaintop Removal's destruction of their homes in West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia have invited volunteers from outside Appalachia's co...
My Past is Now: Further Memoirs of a Labour Lawyer
Stanton, John; Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
This account begins with Stanton's childhood, leading to cases such as his defence of Fergus McKean, and a Cold War libel suit in BC.
A New Age Of People Power: Lessons From The Dongria Kondh
Perkins, John
Article
2010
With greater power to build alliances across boundaries, the Davids of the world are having more success throwing off the Goliaths.
On a Cross of Coal: How Massey Crucified Miners
Macaray, David
Article
2011
Federal investigators investigated the Massey mine disaster in which 29 miners died discovered that Massey Energy was keeping two sets of books (safety logs). One log reflected actual mine conditions...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2015: Canadian federal election, mining and the environment
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Featuring the Canadian federal election, mining and the environment, failure of Syriza in Greece, refugees, veterans of India's struggle for independence.
Peace Out
Wilkinson, Charles
Film/Video
2011
Charles Wilkinson explores the costs of damming, fracking, and extracting, and how they implicate every gas tank and light switch in this country.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
Price of Gold
Zellner, Sven; Borkhu, Chingunjav
Film/Video
2012
Mongolia is known for its original Nomad culture as well as the spectacular natural landscape. Since gold deposits have been discovered however, both are threatened.
Protesters in Eastern India Battle Against Mining Giant Arcelor Mittal
Basu, Moushumi
Article
2010
In the rural, tribal lands of Eastern India, protesters are going head-to-head with world steel giant Arcelor Mittal. "We may give away our lives, but we will not part with an inch of our ancestral la...
A Report on Noranda Mines Limited
Article
1981
A Report on Noranda Mines Limited for the Counseil Regional d'Amenagement du Nord de Noveau Brunswick (C.R.A.N.) traces the history of Noranda Mines in Canada and particularly in the province of New B...
Rio Tinto's 'sustainable mining' claims exposed: Rio Tinto uses its sustainability reporting to bolster the argument that it is a responsible company and therefore entitled to a license to
Ozkan, Kermal
Article
2014
Global mining giant Rio Tinto markets itself as a 'sustainable company'. But serious failures in its reporting, and its attempt to hold an Australian indigenous group to ransom, reveal a very differen...
The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell, George
Book
1937
George Orwell's investigation of an English working class community in the 1930s.
The Socialist Register 1985/1986: Volume 22: Social Democracy and After
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John; Liebman, Marc; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Strike!: The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present
Brecher, Jeremy
Book
1972
A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
Two Miners
Article
1971
An Unauthorized Biography of the World: Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
Book
2004
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...
Upper Big Branch Mine and the Race to the Bottom
Singer, Alan J.
Article
2010
Without union representation, workers are afraid to report unsafe conditions because they will be fired. Without union representation to pressure coal companies, politicians, and federal regulators, t...
A Very Ordinary Life
Knight, Rolf
Book
1974
The story of one woman's life in the context of a dazzling and brutal century, encompassing the rise of fascism, the great depression, emigration, war, and above all, a likfe of work -- in mining and ...
Wars for Africa's wealth: New Internationalist May 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
Discussion of the wealth in Africa, and the wars and violence which it has fuelled.
Where Heaven Meets Hell
Friedlander, Sasha
Film/Video
2011
Drawing strength from their families and their Muslim faith, Indonesian sulfur miners face gruelling labour and treacherous conditions on an active volcano, while struggling to overcome the desperate ...
Women Organizing for Change: Confronting the Crisis in Latin America
Book
1988
A series of articles which seek to examine the effects of recent profound economic, social and political crises of the part several years, particularly the effects of the crisis on the lives of women ...

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Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...
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HighGrader Magazine
ighGrader Magazine is committed to serve the interests of northerners by bringing the issues, concerns and culture of the north to the world through the writings and art of award-winning journalists a...
MiningWatch Canada
MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian organization supported by environmental, social justice, aboriginal and labour organizations. It addresses the urgent need for a public interest response to irresp...
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The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Mining & Petroleum Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to mining and petroleum in the Sources directory for the media.
Police in Tunisia's Gafsa mining region harass reporter for banned newspaper
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the way the police in Tunisia have been harassing political activist Ammar Amroussia in recent days. Amroussia writes for El Badil (Alternative), a banned ...
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.

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