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Environmental justice and corporate social irresponsibility: the case of the mining company Vale S.A.

By Beatriz Macchione Saes, Daniela Del Bene, Raquel Neyra, Lucrecia Wagner and Joan Martínez-Alier. Available to read here. OR https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-4422asoc20210014vu2021L4ID Abstract After the Vale’s tailings dam failure in Brumadinho (Minas Gerais) in …

Extractivist growth and alternatives from below: Why we can’t mine our way out of the climate crisis.

The recorded event session is available now here. On Sunday 7 November 2021 we were part of this event that the Yes to Life, No to Mining Network and allies brought …

Mapping the Mining Impacts of the Energy Transition: Communities Speak Out

Global launch of a new interactive map November 23, 20211pm San Francisco/Vancouver | 4pm Montreal | 6pm Santiago/Buenos AiresFree registration | Facebook  Affected communities, researchers, and international civil society organizations collaborate to launch a new Environmental Justice Atlas Interactive …

Mining struggles in Argentina. The keys of a successful story of mobilisation

By Mariana Walter and Lucrecia Wagner Paper in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Atlas. Original paper at The Extractive Industries and Society journal. Abstract This paper explores an intriguing case of environmental mobilisation in the …

MIREU Backfires

By Joan Martinez Alier.To promote mining, European official rhetoric uses phrases such as “A Social License to Operate (SLO) is crucial for the industry; this concept could be widened towards …

Argentinian communities beat mining multinationals

Popular movements in Argentina are better than average at stopping the mining madness. The contrast with Bolsonaro’s Brazil is striking. Argentinian mining companies are learning the hard way that you …

Conflict and Harm at Pan American Silver’s Projects in Latin America

A new map illustrates conflicts and harms associated with eight mining projects, from Mexico to Argentina, owned by Pan American Silver. https://ejatlas.org/featured/envconflictspasIn contrast to its discourse over sustainable and responsible mining, …

Brazilian dam disaster ‘is part of a pattern’

By Beatriz Saes, Daniela Del Bene, Sara Mingorría, Yannick Deniau, Raquel Neyra, Max Stoisser, Lucrecia Wagner, Grettel Navas and Nick Meynen. A team of Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) academics is marking …

Jade is anything but green

By Nick Meynen.Ancient Asian art gave jade gemstones a cult status. But today, nothing in the extraction of jade is even remotely morally correct or justifiable.Jade is the diamond of …

Colombia: is democracy the price for peace?

By Evi Declercq. Local referenda swept Colombia after one village succeeded in using them to stop a massive mine. Until the Colombian constitutional court took their power away.A small community in Colombia …