Mining Industry

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Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983: Connexipedia Article
Article
1983
Dispute between the Phelps Dodge Corporation and a unionized copper miners.
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...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Canadian Mining Corporation Receives Permits in Mexican Indigenous Territory
Leon, Fernando
Article
2010
Canadian mining companies have found a way to expand their operations in Mexico. Recently the Mexican government awarded 22 permits to British Columbia-based First Majestic Silver to mine for silver i...
Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim and El Salvador's struggle against corporate impunity
Buxton, Nick; Brennan, Brid; Tognoni, Andrea; Aguiar, Diana
Article
2014
The controversial legal case that Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim has launched against El Salvador has added fuel to the growing international debate on the balance of corporate rights and responsibi...
Canadian News Synthesis Project - February 1976: Volume III Number 12
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - November 1976: Volume IV Number 8
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Chiapas Anti-Mining Organizer Murdered: Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities
Bricker, Kristin
Article
2009
Mariano Abarca Roblero, one of Mexico's most prominent anti-mining organizers, was shot to death on the evening of November 27, 2009, in front of his house in Chicomuselo, Chiapas. The incident comes ...
Chiapas Murder Draws Criticism of Canadian Mining in Mexico
Bricker, Kristin
Article
2009
The recent murder of Chiapan anti-mining organizer Mariano Abarca Roblero has drawn sharp criticism of Canadian mining in Mexico.
Chile Report: Enterprise and Repression Multinational Goes to Chile
Article
1976
Looks at Noranda Mines' copper mine investment in Chile.
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...
Coal Miners' Futures in Renewable Energy
Marshall, Jonathan
Article
2017
If President Trump wants to earn a rare legislative victory and take political credit for reviving hard-hit regions of rural America, he should take a close look at how one Kentucky coal company is cr...
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
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...
The Earth Grabbers: Fighting the Minerals-Petroleum-Coal Complex
Bond, Patrick; Sharife, Khadija
Article
2011
Climate justice means that the Minerals-Energy Complex will have to take the same course as apartheid.
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...
Estevan Coal Miners' Strike, 1931: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A strike which led to the murder of three miners by the RCMP.
Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike: Against The Current vol. 122
La Botz, Dan
Article
2006
On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in Lázaro Cárdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40...
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.
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.
Leadville Colorado, Miners' Strike: Connexipedia Article
Article
Occurred as a result of rapid industrialization and consolidation of the mining industry.
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...
The March on Blair Mountain: A Historic Day in West Virginia
Polsgrove, Carol
Article
2011
The coal industry is an industry which has admitted it can not make a profit without breaking laws.
Minewar.org
Website
Documenting the 1930's Illinois mine war.
Mining companies funded Indonesian abuses
Taylor, Naj
Article
2011
Two mine operators have cosy ties with the Indonesian military, who have a long history of human rights abuses.
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.
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...
Mountaintop Removal: Environmental And Human Destruction For Profit
Lendman, Stephen
Article
2011
Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW) is an initiative "to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountaintop removal, to improve the quality of life in our area, and to help rebuild su...
The murder of the Mon Valley
Article
2011
Only the combined struggle of the international working class can overcome the tyranny of capital and transform the world into a place fit for human beings. This must be our goal. Otherwise the murder...
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.
OceanaGold vs El Salvador: Foreshadowing 'Trade' Under the TPP?
Gies, Heahter
Article
2015
The Central American country of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million to Canadian-Australian mining multinational OceanaGold as the two face off in a World Bank investor-state tribunal wit...
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.
People power: how Montana stopped the biggest coal mine in North America
Engelfried, Nick
Article
2016
Campaigners are celebrating after defeating plans to build America's largest open pit coal mine. In an epic 'David and Goliath' battle, Montana activists challenged the project, and all the politician...
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.
Project Chile
Article
1977
The pamphlet serves as background material for Project Chile, a national campaign to stop Canadian private investment in Chile and all governmental support for such investment until human rights and d...
Report Confirms Gang Rapes at Canadian-Controlled PNG Mine
Lunt, Andrea
Article
2011
One of the world's largest mining organisations, Barrick Gold, is in damage control this week following the release of a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report outlining longstanding incidents of sexual and ...
Romania faces $2.56bn claim for failed gold mine
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2015
Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources is seeking over $2.5 billion damages from Romania after it rejected a vast gold mine at Rosia Montana.
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...
Scargill, Arthur: Connexipedia Article
Article
British trade unionist and political party leader. (Born 1938).
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press - October 1977: Volume V Number 8
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 9
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Third World Minerals and Global Pricing: A New Theory
Nwoke, Chibuzo
Book
1989
This study examines the distribution of the enormous wealth inherent in the Third World's mineral resources. Dr. Nwoke criticizes the bargaining model usually used to explain relations between global ...
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...
Waihi miners' strike: Connexipedia Article
Article
A major strike action in 1912 by gold miners in the New Zealand town of Waihi.
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 ...
Will El Salvador be forced to pay $301 million for valuing clean water over gold?
Labrador, Gabriel
Article
2015
The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company's application for a mining license wa...

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CorpWatch
CorpWatch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as wel...
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...
Rights Action
A charitable non-profit organization that supports grassroots work financially, technologically and through group networking in the global south, mostly Guatamala, Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Hait...
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Miners' strike: senior officer was 'appalled' at conduct of other police
Townsend, Mark
2012
A senior police officer breaks ranks to describe how he and others were "appalled" at the behaviour of colleagues during the 1984-85 miners' strike in the UK, as calls mount for a fresh inquiry into t...
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.