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Gold Mine Terror: ‘Men came to our village, held us captive and beat us’

Gold Mine Terror: ‘Men came to our village, held us captive and beat us’

Originally from BenarNews (Pimuk Rakkanam, Nontarat Phaicharoen and Imran Vittachi). Thai authorities and a mining firm have used intimidation and lawsuits to target environmental activists from a northeastern commun ...

Stop Destroying Our Forest and Leave Our Land

Stop Destroying Our Forest and Leave Our Land

This company is trying to divide the owners of the land and the villagers to create a conflict. Indonesia’s Palm Oil Curse Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil. From chocolate and ice cream t ...

Sight of blue sky

Sight of blue sky

The structures we build, will eventually meet the end, when nature reclaims the realm. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017.   ...

The Illusion of Urbanisation

The Illusion of Urbanisation

A rapid but sad transformation of human social roots. Rural communities are attracted by the endless possibilities of a mighty city, however many find themselves in uncaring slums and neighbourhoods devoid of any eq ...

Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch discusses the questionable science of the mining industry

Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch discusses the questionable science of the mining industry

Source: CBC Radio Cultural Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch spent decades working with native peoples living along the ok Tedi River, in Papua New Guinea, trying to oppose the social and environmental threats posed by an ...

The Price We Pay

The Price We Pay

For development, they survived decades. Then now butchered, in the name of development. Photo by Zashnain. Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ...

Devastating floods bring more hardship to Malaysia’s most vulnerable

Devastating floods bring more hardship to Malaysia’s most vulnerable

Banjir2014 - a gradual build-up of monsoon. Then the downpour on ancient terrain, raging water on developed land and sweeping onto areas torn by deforestation. The worst Malaysia flooding in decades, and certainly wi ...

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism is a new book by Stuart Kirsch published by University of California Press with cover art by AK Rockefeller. We are very excited to play a small part in this groundbreaking work towards understandi ...

With This Ring

With This Ring

"The most pitiful among men turns his dreams into silver and gold." --Khalil Gibran ...

Mi’kmaq resist brutal police crackdown on fracking blockade

Mi’kmaq resist brutal police crackdown on fracking blockade

In case you hadn't already heard, on October 17th RCMP officers violently descended on a blockade led by the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society in New Brunswick, Canada. The blockade was was preventing Houston-based SWN Reso ...

MIFEE: Racist agribusiness land grabs in West Papua reported to UN

MIFEE: Racist agribusiness land grabs in West Papua reported to UN

A coalition of organisations has requested the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Commission to take action under its Early Warning and Urgent Action procedures to address the dire situation bei ...

Echoes of Past Wars

Echoes of Past Wars

Winona LaDuke's "The Militarization of Indian Country" tells a history that isn't over, and describes a scene that cannot escape from its past... numerous outrages to convey a picture of purposeful devastation on a s ...

Greenpeace calls for halt in the granting of deep seabed mining licences

Greenpeace calls for halt in the granting of deep seabed mining licences

Environmental organisation Greenpeace International has called for a suspension in the granting of deep seabed mining licences. A new report from the organisation has found that deep seabed mining could have a seriou ...

Başlangiç (The Beginning)- Istanbul Rising #occupygezi
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Başlangiç (The Beginning)- Istanbul Rising #occupygezi

What began as an occupation of a central Istanbul park by environmental protesters angry at plans to develop it into a shopping centre, quickly developed into nationwide protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip E ...

A Legacy of Death: Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands

A Legacy of Death: Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands

The proposal would have seven trucks per day hauling uranium ore from the mine site over 1.5 years. The mine would operate five days per week, extracting 70,000 tons of ore that would produce 1.1 million pounds of pr ...

EIA: Rogue Indonesian Cop’s Illegal Logging Operations
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EIA: Rogue Indonesian Cop’s Illegal Logging Operations

A video of illegal logging operations in the ecologically outstanding Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua has today been released by environmentalists following the arrest of rogue Indonesian cop-turned-smuggler Labora ...

Deep Sea Mining − The Pacific Experiment

Deep Sea Mining − The Pacific Experiment

Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals Inc. has staked its reputation on bringing off the world's first deep sea mining (DSM) operation. The Bismarck Sea in Papua New Guinea has been marked out as the testing grou ...

28 workers die in Freeport McMoran tunnel collapse
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28 workers die in Freeport McMoran tunnel collapse

Video art about the devil Richard K. Adkerson and the Freeport-McMoran mining company. Freeport-McMoran owns the Grasberg mine in Timika, West Papua, the scene of a recent tunnel collapse killing 28 miners. ...

Indonesian Military ‘Development’ Program Spreads Fear in West Papua

Indonesian Military ‘Development’ Program Spreads Fear in West Papua

The military presence in West Papua is almost always accompanied by human rights violations such as killings, arbitrary arrests, rape and torture. Papuan leaders have voiced their concern at plans for more than a tho ...

Cross of Gold – AK Rockefeller
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Cross of Gold – AK Rockefeller

This is the video for the track 'Cross of Gold' by AK Rockefeller Video by Humphrey King ...