Mining: Extracting the Future
Holland, Amber; Gehl, Danielle; Parker, Alison, Eds.Publisher: The Peak Magazine
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX23025
A publication on the negative impact of the mining industry on local communities and the environment. Articles include a look at the opening of Canada's North to industry, mining exploitation in Peru and targeted assassinations in Mesoamerica, Indigenous Water Defence, and the efforts of mining companies to excerpt influence and undermine accountability.
The impunity surrounding Canadian mining corporations around the world enables them to use violent tactics to force their mines into communities. Tragedies such as targeted assassinations against anti-mining leaders are not uncommon in places like Mesoamerica, but these attempts to stifle resistance often backfire, bringing attention to communities standing strongly against their own exploitation.