Land and Territory

Mining is Bad Business

Escrito por  |  30 / November / 2015
Destruicao Mariana

A decade-long mining boom has left a string of complications–environmental liabilities, social polarization and loss of governmental legitimacy. Meanwhile it has not resolved a single underlying problem.

Cowboys, Indians Join to Defeat Keystone XL Cross-boundary Tar-sands Crude Pipeline

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2015
Photo by Aldo Seone.
Civil society’s opposition to the proposal for the nearly 2,000-km, $10-billion private tar-sands crude transport project catapulted the issue into the hottest political spot on U.S. President Barack Obama’s environmental radar screen.

The White House touted its Nov. 6 denial of the controversial Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline application as proof of a new U.S. policy committed to global leadership in climate change action.

U.S. Arms Sales Are Fueling Mideast Wars

Escrito por  |  17 / November / 2015

The recent surge in U.S. arms transfers to the Middle East is part of an unprecedented boom in major U.S. arms sales that has been presided over by the Obama administration.

New Film: Movement for Justice in El Barrio at the Women’s Freedom Conference

Escrito por  |  13 / November / 2015

This film, “El Barrio Women Fighting for Freedom and Against Displacement,” was presented by Movement for Justice in El Barrio at the ground-breaking first worldwide online Women’s Freedom Conference, held on October 25th, 2015.

Unexpected Changes: Close Election Sends Argentina to Second Round

Escrito por  |  6 / November / 2015

For the first time in Argentine history there will be a run-off election for President.

Mining in Decline: An Opportunity for the Peoples

Escrito por  |  5 / November / 2015

For the first time in many years, the mining industry has taken a dip in Latin America. The fall in international prices and increased production costs, and the resulting decrease in profits, is compounded by society’s growing resistance to its environmental and social impacts.

Challenges for COP21 and social movements

Escrito por  |  3 / November / 2015

Global warming, probably the most serious existential threat facing the human species, is the byproduct of the industrial exploitation of fossil fuels. Increasing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have driven the world into a climate crisis in which our survival is questionable.