What does it take to stop a transnational corporate giant in its tracks when it threatens workers, farmers and communities? The people of Arequipa, Peru have an answer.
Why is the North Atlantic cooling? … Fool’s Gold in Greece … Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything … Climate movement across movements … Break the food chain to build our humanity … Ecological debt and environmental justice … The Anthropocene is just inhuman
Despite making powerful criticisms of multinational mining corporations, an NGO-organized conference in Cape Town ignored essential links with related struggles
The word was unknown until recently, but now ‘extractivism’ has become a source of heated debate and confusion. What’s really at stake? Federico Fuentes replies to Don Fitz.
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 of the issues.
Continuing the debate on extractivism in Latin America. Don Fitz says it highlights different views on what type of society we are working to build and how we plan to get there.
Over 300 miners have been killed by a system that values fossil fuels and profits above the lives of those who are paid poverty-level wages to dig for coal
Morales’ action is a victory for local social movements fighting corporate violence. and a step towards ending 500 years of foreign powers stripping the country of its natural resources.
On July 25, 45 tonnes of copper concentrate slurry spilled from a pipeline Santa Rosa de Cajacuy, dousing the village with a witch’s brew of toxic dust and sludge.
Despite attempts by the Canadian company to divide indigenous communities, a new agreement will ensure that Bolivia’s resources are used to benefit the country’s people.
Firm resistance by Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) has forced the Ontario government to buy out mining leases, preventing another assault on Indigenous rights and lands
A valuable book that exposes the brutal devastation caused by mining companies and identifies the tycoons who benefit, the monsters in our midst.
This trend is now a major driver of land grabbing globally, and poses a significant threat to the world’s indigenous communities, farmers and local food production systems, as well as to precious water, forests, biodiversity, critical ecosystems and climate change.
Climate and Capitalism urges all supporters of Indigenous rights and opponents of environmental destruction to support the KI Nation in northwest Ontario against the occupation of their land. (more…)
Once a year, the Directors of the world’s most powerful gold mining company gather in downtown Toronto. Join us and representatives from mining-impacted communities to… Confront Barrick Gold! (more…)
Canadian mining companies are involved in more than four times as many violations as the next two highest offenders, Australia and India (more…)
For years, environmentalists in Hungary and elsewhere have warned of the dangers of this by-product of aluminum production and especially the way it is stored ++++++++ (In Defense of Marxism, October 12, 2010) Overnight the world has woken up to intimate knowledge of the process of extracting aluminium from bauxite and its by-product the red mud, […]
Because of Latin America’s natural wealth, the region is a great supplier of commodities, food and energy to industrialized economies; and, at the same time, the wealthier countries try to transfer the environmental costs of the dirtiest industries to it (more…)
Hedge funds, bankers and other speculators are buying everything from farmland to mines across the Global South, fueling exploitation half a world away (more…)
Indigenous anti-mine activists face death threats (more…)