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Mega-project, mega-profits and mega-destruction in Chile

David Ransom on plans to dig the biggest hole in the world and what it could mean to local biodiversity.

Filed in: Chile Environment Mining

Krey vs Rio Tinto: a community struggle against coal expansion

Amy Hall writes about a David and Goliath battle where an Australian village is taking on a mining giant.

Filed in: Activism Australia Mining

Mining interests trump local democracy in Greece

But a wave of social unrest may derail the government’s economic agenda, says Jen Wilton.

Filed in: Activism Greece Mining

Thanks to British banks, coal is king in Indonesian Borneo

Local villages are being evicted while the City of London and mining companies binge on fossil fuels. Alex Scrivener reports.

Filed in: Energy Environment Forests Indonesia Mining

Facing the vultures

Argentina is not in the habit of being cowed by international pressure and financial big-hitters – or by proponents of austerity. Vanessa Baird reports.

Filed in: Argentina Corporations Economics Environment Finance Mining Politics

Australians Lock the Gate on mining

A movement that began with a call for stronger property rights, could offer radical solutions to the climate crisis, writes Dominic O’Dwyer.

Filed in: Activism Australia Climate Change Environment Mining

‘They turned our mountains into cooking pots’

Communities bear witness to damages inflicted by mining giants and target annual meetings in London.

Filed in: Activism Colombia Mining Mongolia West Papua

Bringing Colombian coal mining back home to London

Miriam Ross speaks to campaigner Tatiana Roa Avendaño about the Cerrejón mine, displacing people and destroying forest in her home country.

Filed in: Activism Colombia Environment Forests Indigenous Peoples Mining United Kingdom

Rio Tinto and the Oyu Tolgoi mine

Richard Harkinson and Richard Solly from London Mining Network on the project threatening the rights of indigenous people in Mongolia.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Mining Mongolia

Peruvian protesters face increased police brutality

Stephanie Boyd says new laws are a reminder that, in mining zones, foreign corporations get more protection than ordinary civilians.

Filed in: Activism Human Rights Indigenous Peoples Mining Peru

‘Life yes, gold no!’

Peru’s gold rush threatens indigenous communities’ right to water. Roxana Olivera meets one of the faces behind the struggle, Máxima Acuña.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Mining Peru Water

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