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Electronic devices have become an integral part of everyday life. However, most people are unaware of the many human right violations that come from their manufacturing, from exploitative practices to forced labor. For that reason there is a movement working to hold tech companies accountable. This movement need more international legislations and consumer support to … More Electronic industries and human rights: What to do?
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Picture: Residents survey damage after a Vale SA dam burst in Brumadinho on Jan. 26. Photographer: Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg. Source We cry with Mother Earth tears of mud and blood. Last Friday January 25th, a tiling dam burst in the municipality of Brumadinho, in Brazil, releasing a mudflow of toxic waste. Three days after this tragedy at least 60 … More Solidarity with Brumadinho
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Julie Edwards, leader of the Justice in Mining Network, reports from the Tgenatic Social Forum on Mining abdthe Extractivust Economy which is running in Johannesburg 12-15 November. The Justice in Mining core group started the day with a meeting with Churches and Mining, a group started in Latin America to address criminalisation of leaders and … More Activists develop shared strategy to advance human rights and environmental protection
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par Alicia Aleman Arrastio AMANDLA. AWETHU. El poder, para la gente. Nuestro primer día en el Foro Social de la Minería e Industrias Extractivas ha empezado con ese poderoso grito a favor de la justicia y la dignidad de los pueblos. Las cerca de 300 personas que hemos venido de todos los rincones del mundo … More Amandla! (en espagnol)
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Alicia Aleman Arrastio (second from right) writes from Johannesburg where she is attending the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and the Extractivist Economy with other members of the Justice in Mining Network AMANDLA, AWETHU. Power to the people. Our first day in the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractives Industries has started with this … More Amandla!
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Ocho personas representantes de la red Justicia en Minería se encuentran en la ciudad sudafricana de Johannesburgo para participar en el Foro Social Temático sobre Minería y Economía Extractivista. En el Foro, se reunirán con más de 300 delgados de grupos comunitarios y religiosos de todo el mundo para discutir las problemáticas generadas por la … More Justicia en Minería: el Foro Social Temático sobre Minería y Economía Extractivista.
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The nexus between climate justice and mining is not only about emissions. While the extractive industries significantly contribute to climate change via emissions and greenhouse gas, little attention has been on the risks climate change pose for existing and future mining activities and sites. In an article in “The Extractive Industries and Society”, Scott D. … More Climate Risks for Mining
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If you have ever calculated your carbon footprint, you will have noticed that the footprint size jumps considerably when you include air travel. A round-trip flight from Europe to the United States, for example, generates about three tonnes of carbon dioxide per person. In total, the average European generates approximately ten tonnes of carbon dioxide … More Jesuit Curia Joins ‘Flights For Forests’ Initiative
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By Fernando Serrano, Ph.D., Saint Louis University; Pedro Landa, ERIC Honduras Orlando Posadas, ERIC Honduras Mercy Ayala, ERIC Honduras; Gustavo Cardoza, ERIC Honduras What is the impact of extractive industries such as mining in Honduras? And how are people in poor rural communities responding? With the support of the US Jesuit Conference and the Jesuit … More Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security in Honduras
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Research finds that there are more than 60,000 abandoned mines across Australia. Unlike other forms of human land use, by their nature the extractive industries are temporary and have a limited life span within one particular geographical area. Once the extraction has occurred, companies move on. As mining has been going on in Australia for … More Abandoned Mines: Can a negative legacy become a positive inheritance.
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