'unnecessary development'

'unnecessary development'

Protesting for Human Rights, Environmental Abuses of Mining in London 20th April

Campaigners from four overseas countries visited London to protest alleged human rights and environmental abuses at the annual meetings of mining companies Rio Tinto and Anglo American which was held at The Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre. Here are some photos:

2000 March Against Taitung Miramar Resort 20th April

More than 2,000 people, including many dressed in traditional Aboriginal garb, marched through the streets of Taipei yesterday afternoon protesting the controversial Miramar Resort Village construction project on Taitung County’s Shanyuan Beach (杉原沙灘).

Burma: Police Crack Down On ‘Unlawful’ Gas Pipeline Protestors 19th April

Hundreds of locals gathered in Arakan state’s Kyaukpyu township to protest against the Chinese-backed Shwe Gas Pipeline on 19 April 2013 (Htun Kyi)

Riot Police Attack Villagers During Mining Conflict 17th April

In the small village of Buzhe, in Guizhou Province, around 600 villagers were beaten and dispersed with teargas by about 300 riot police on April 11. The villagers had come to assist a young couple being abused by police during a mining-related dispute.

Two Lifelong Oklahomans Halt Construction of Keystone XL Work Site 16th April

BRYAN COUNTY, OK – Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 8:00AM – Two lifelong Oklahomans have effectively halted construction on an active work site for TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in Bennington, Oklahoma.

Odd Alliance of Anarchists & Farmers Takes on French Gov’t in Airport Battle 16th April

This Nov. 24, 2012 file photo shows French gendarmes detaining a protester during an evacuation operation on land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France.This Nov. 24, 2012 file photo shows French gendarmes detaining a protester during an evacuation operation on land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France.

Thousands Protest in Greece against Canadian goldmine project 15th April

Thousands of Greek protesters on Saturday rallied against a Canadian gold mining project under way in the northeastern region of Halkidiki, which locals say will cause irreversible damage to the environment.

Newmont May Abandon Minas Conga Plans, Forbes Predicts 14th April

Protesters in Lima, Peru express opposition to the Minas Conga Mine. Sign reads: “Democracy Now! Killing Forbidden!”Protesters in Lima, Peru express opposition to the Minas Conga Mine. Sign reads: “Democracy Now! Killing Forbidden!”

Muskrat Falls Inuit Arrested Battling Churchill River Hydroelectric Project in Labrador 13th April

A 74-year old Inuit elder has ended a hunger strike and been released from jail after being arrested along with seven others protesting the controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam on the Churchill River in Labrador.

Protests, Lawsuits and Arson: South American Mine Resistance 12th April

Thousands of indigenous peoples led by CONAIE (Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador) converge on Quito in March 2012 after a 15-day march demanding an end to open pit mining and new oil concessions.Thousands of indigenous peoples led by CONAIE (Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador) converge on Quito in March 2012 after a 15-day march demanding an end to open pit mining and new oil concessions.

Chile suspends Barrick Gold mine on indigenous fears of pollution 11th April

A Chilean court on Wednesday suspended Barrick Gold Corp.’s Pascua-Lama mine after indigenous communities complained that the project is threatening their water supply and polluting glaciers.