Category - mining

  • September 14, 2017

    Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected.

  • August 31, 2017

    Brazil's President Temer has abolished a protected area in the Amazon, leaving its people vulnerable to disease and the environment open to destruction by mining companies.

  • June 29, 2017

    A leader of a tribe in India, which made headlines around the world when it won a David and Goliath battle against a British mining corporation, has died in police custody – following a violent police campaign of harassment and intimidation against activists.

  • June 15, 2017

    Officials in India are threatening to evict a tribe from a tiger reserve in the name of conservation – but have just approved uranium exploration in the same reserve. The move has angered campaigners, who accuse the authorities of hypocrisy.

  • July 14, 2016

    India's state-owned mining operation Coal India Limited, the world's largest coal producer, is riding roughshod over the rights and land of vulnerable indigenous communities in pursuit of corporate expansion plans, Amnesty International says in a new report.

  • June 20, 2016

    Members of Brazil’s Awá tribe have blockaded a railroad owned by Vale mining company in the eastern Amazon.

  • April 14, 2016

    India’s Supreme Court has blocked the opening moves in an attempt by Odisha’s state government to begin mining in the Niyamgiri hills, home to the Dongria Kondh tribe.

  • December 29, 2014

    Tribes across Brazil have secured a historic nationwide victory, preventing Congress from seizing control of the future of their lands.

  • October 9, 2014

    The Archbishop of Canterbury and the President of the Methodist Conference hosted an Ecumenical Day of Reflection on Mining at Lambeth Palace on 7 October.

  • July 4, 2014

    Amazon Indians have released a series of desperate statements calling on their governments to put a stop to mining which is destroying their land and threatening their existence.