As the state of the environment under mining worsens, the people’s movement against large-scale and foreign mining will intensify.
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“It is difficult enough to be a rights defender. But it is more difficult when one is a woman.”
“What we lost is not just the resources, but what our country could have done to industrialize and provide jobs.”
People’s scientists and communities are using science to make mining companies and governments accountable.
“All communities in the world will be able to organize, and stop all projects that are against life.”
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld In the last two decades, the global mining industry has tried to repair its image and whitewash its blackened record in the wake of public furor over mine “accidents” and stiff resistance by mining communities to their operations. It has launched a coordinated, well-funded, and sustained public relations campaign…
“Refusal and resistance is an indictment of the state that boasts of respecting the rights of the indigenous peoples.”
“There is no improvement in the quality of life in countries with mining.”
“This historic gathering is a point of convergence for our heightened resistance to the intensifying plunder by mining TNCs under the rubric of neoliberal globalization.”
KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA Unified in addressing various people’s concerns on destructive mining across the globe, various environmental advocates, campaigners, and grassroots leaders worldwide will be launching the International People’s Conference on Mining 2015 (IPCM) in Quezon City, Philippines from July 30 to August 1, with the theme “Highlighting people’s lives and struggles in defense…