Posts Tagged: gold mining
In countries like Peru, extractive industries contract police to suppress Indigenous protesters and detain international observers — including me.
In more than two-thirds of the mining-related lawsuits against governments in the region, communities have been actively organizing against the mining activities.
U.S. environmentalists take note: El Salvador's activists proved that a national consensus on environmentalism can be forged one town at a time.
After a long struggle, El Salvador just proved that with enough civil society support, even a very poor country can stand up to powerful global mining firms.
A Canadian oil conglomerate is suing the U.S. over its actions to protect the climate. It’s a small taste of what could come under the TPP.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.
Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.
In an obscure World Bank court, a multinational mining firm is suing El Salvador for attempting to protect its citizens from deadly mining pollution.
Gold-digging multinationals are fueling political violence and environmental devastation in El Salvador, but communities are fighting back.
Over the last decade, thousands of Chinese gold-seekers have streamed into Ghana, falling into conflict with local authorities and rival miners.