Extractive industry
COVID19 in Central Asia COVID-19 shows the need to rebuild public health systems in Central Asian countries

Most of the countries in central Asia have been reluctant to reimpose restrictions due to the economic fallout. This has led to a massive jump in the total number of new infections and deaths in late June and July

212 Land Defenders were killed in 2019

The report published by Global Witness, an NGO based in Washington DC, titled ‘Defending Tomorrow’ stated that over 212 “land defenders” were killed in 21 countries last year.

2019 was the bloodiest year for environmental and land rights activists, says report

Over 212 “land defenders” were killed in the year 2019, says a report by Global Witness, with Colombia and the Philippines accounting for half of those

‘We will coup whoever we want’: Elon Musk and the overthrow of democracy in Bolivia

What role did billionaire Elon Musk and his thirst for lithium play in the coup in Bolivia? Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano discuss.

Peruvian activists and farmers on trial for protesting against Tía María mining project

District attorney of Arequipa has demanded up to 30 years in jail for all the leaders who opposed the Tía María mining project and led the resistance struggle against it

What is happening in Wet’suwet’en?

In the dark early morning on February 6, 2020, the RCMP violently raided Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern British Columbia, Canada.

Mining giant Vale enjoys impunity as victims suffer in Brumadinho

One year after the Brumadinho dam burst, nearly a million people are continuing to suffer the consequences of the carelessness of mining giant Vale.

One year since the Brumadinho disaster: locals struggle, Vale profits

The mining company has recovered its market value, while 93,000 people affected by dam burst will have relief payments cut in half

Peruvian Mining Council authorizes the construction of Tía María mining project

The inhabitants of the Tambo Valley, where the mine is located, rejected the decision and called to continue the indefinite strike that they have been carrying out since July 15

Future of Tía María mining project hangs in the balance

The Peruvian Mining Council held a public hearing on the Tía María mining project and the final ruling will decide the future of the mining project resisted for almost a decade

In Pictures: 4 million participate worldwide in Climate Strike

The massive participation in the Climate Strike in the developed is an indication of climate change becoming a mass issue, even as concerns over the movement and demands linger

Protests continue against Tia Maria mining project in Peru

The inhabitants, farmers, environmentalists, provincial and regional authorities are demanding a definite termination of the mining project

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