Category Archives: Property and Livelihoods

Though framed as ‘development’, mining costs often far outweigh the benefits. Mines are usually proposed for areas where rural and indigenous people already live, farm and hunt or fish. Mineral commodity markets are highly volatile (think: boom and bust). Modern open-pit mines have short life cycles and create few jobs for locals (especially women, and those without technical skills). The unskilled jobs available are often low-paying and dangerous. Research has linked regions’ reliance on mining with high levels of poverty, low education, poor health and low GDP.

Book Review: More than a few bad apples (Jen Moore)

Jen Moore reviews the new book Blood of Extraction by Todd Book & Jeffery R. Webber: “Militarized neoliberalism” and the Canadian state in Latin America By Jen Moore Military responds to mining protest in Peru. (Photo by Thomas Quirynen and Marijke Deleu, … Continue reading

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The Miners Next Door (Haiti Support Group)

The Haiti Support Group‘s Haiti Briefing no. 77 is out now. Entitled “The Miners Next Door”, this edition examines the current state of mining in Haiti, the role of global mining corporations in taking advantage of local mining codes and … Continue reading

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Gold and Democracy Don’t Mix – Eldorado Gold Faces Determined Opposition in Greece (MiningWatch)

MiningWatch Canada article on Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold’s controversial mining projects in Northern Greece. Article contains numerous links to more info, videos, and articles at the bottom.     [From the article:] Thursday, May 02, 2013 As Eldorado Gold holds its … Continue reading

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Video: Welcome to Greek Eldorado (soshalkidiki)

Message from Greece to Vancouver about Eldorado Gold in their homelands, prepared specifically for the Vancouver and the Toxic Tour by the Coordinating Committee of Associations of Stageira-Akanthos Against Gold Mining, resisting Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold in Northeast Greece: Visit their blog … Continue reading

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Massive Exploitation of Mineral Resources Caused Mining Disaster in Tibet: CTA report (Central Tibetan Administration)

Statement and report on the landslide at China Gold’s Gyama/Jiama mine from the Tibetan Government in Exile’s Environment Desk. The report also provides background about the climate of repression and the interplay of politics and wealth within extractive projects in Tibet:   … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Teztan Biny / Fish Lake (Council of Canadians)

Background, videos, media and reports about the Tsilhqot’in peoples’ struggle to protect Teztan Biny (Fish Lake). Compiled by the Council of Canadians: [From the page:] Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) The  Council of Canadians stands with the Tsilhqot’in National Government in  rejecting … Continue reading

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Preliminary statement: Observation Mission in San José del Progreso

A shocking report describing community disruption, division, violence, and reports which attribute these to Fortuna Silver’s Cuzcatlán mine.     [From the November 23, 2012 statement:] PRELIMINARY STATEMENT OF THE CIVILIAN OBSERVATION MISSION “JUSTICE FOR SAN JOSÉ DEL PROGRESO” November 19-21,2012 Introduction … Continue reading

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