MAC: Mines and Communities

Introduction for the Workers feature

Since this website's inception in May 2001, our editorial board has paid special attention to the demands and aspirations of mine labour forces around the world.

These objectives sometimes conflict with those of other civil society groups. For example, villagers, fighting construction of a mine they fear will contaminate their water supply, may find themselves ranked against other villagers, seeking employment at the same project.

How to resolve such differences? We should recognise that hundreds of thousands of those employed in the mining industry are integral members of local communities. Upholding their rights is just as important as observing those of farmers, fisherfolk, and other resource custodians.

And, increasingly, these groups are making common cause in fighting what they see as abusive mining.

Notable among these joint campaigns has been the 15-year old collaboration between a broad array of indigenous and other activists and trade union organisations, to call Rio Tinto to account. Nor is this the only initiative of its kind.

Below, you will find links to articles covering this theme.

In addition, you can access key statements made by official trade unions (See "Organised Labour"); and others addressing the hazards and difficulties that mineworkers confront (See "Health and Safety").

The recruitment of children (usually, but not always, defined as those of 14 and under) in one of the most dangerous industrial sectors is now widely condemned.

Nonetheless, their engagement in digging, carrying and storing mined materials is considered indispensable to many poor families in South East Asia, Africa and parts of Latin America.

Youngsters typically work alongside their elders (in particular women) in small bands, sub-contracted to "middlemen", and where exploitation is rife. (See also the "Women" page on this website).

Women and young people also count heavily among teams of small scale, or artisanal, mineworkers, whose methods of organisation and working conditions widely vary.

Due to the importance of this specific sector for many communities, further discussion of this controversial ssue can be found on the "Small scale mining" page.

Workers

Child Labour

2013-10-02 Afghan miners killed in coal mine collapse
2013-05-28 Choking on salt as livelihoods go down the pan
2013-05-21 Toxic Waste Sites in Poor Nations Cause Child Disease, Death
2013-01-14 Mercury poisoning and the gold curse
2012-01-23 Glencore faces legal action over pollution caused by Zambian copper
2011-12-20 Mali's children "risk life and limb" in pursuit of gold
2011-09-12 Human bricks in China's walls
2011-06-28 Young Bolivians work for one of "world's most dangerous mines"
2011-05-24 Reclaiming childhood from the pits of Jharkhand
2011-03-14 Deadly materials - the urgent need for control
2011-02-21 More revolutions must come!
2010-07-17 More lead poisoning and slave labour reported from China
2010-04-08 Child Miners in Bolivia
2010-02-15 Gemstones: A rough cut
2009-10-19 Indian silicosis: UK company denies any liability
2009-10-05 Desperate poverty, as riches flow from Bolivia's silver mountain
2009-07-16 New report exposes China's Labour attrition
2007-07-17 China Update
2007-06-29 China update
2007-06-15 China update
2007-01-30 Microsoft's Vista could harm health in developing countries
2006-12-14 Latin American Update

Health and Safety

2014-10-27 BHP Billiton ... stuck in a coal hole
2014-10-22 Global unions converge in Mongolia in campaign for Rio Tinto workers’ rights
2014-10-12 Indigenous Canadians Blockade a Mine to Protest Pollution
2014-10-09 Indonesia: Union protests after workers killed at Freeport mine
2014-10-05 USA: Judge Rejects Pebble Mine Lawsuit Against EPA
2014-10-03 US Court Upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining ban
2014-09-29 Coal mine has heavy impact in Indonesian Borneo
2014-09-28 Transnet, South Africa: Coughing canary in the climate coal mine
2014-09-11 Call for a Customised programme for Small Scale Mining in Ghana
2014-09-10 Philippines: New moves to ban unprocessed ore
2014-09-05 India: Orissa faces rare earths mining threat
2014-09-05 Australia will supply uranium to India
2014-08-31 Former uranium miner to pay $500,000 for clean-up in the U.S.
2014-08-24 Bumi's deadly coal at Kaltim Prima
2014-08-21 China: The tragedy of the village that built Kunshan Zhongrong
2014-08-13 Mexican copper mine pollutes local rivers
2014-08-06 The Killing Fields of Korba
2014-08-05 Massive tailings pond breach at Mount Polley Mine in Canada
2014-08-04 Australia: Mine's burning waste rock pile sparks concerns among Aboriginal groups
2014-07-28 Beijing struggles with coal-fired pollution
2014-07-26 India's Uranium Boss Says Deformed Children May Be 'Imported'
2014-07-22 New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards
2014-07-20 Burma: Villagers call for an end to destructive gold mining in Eastern Shan
2014-07-16 Norilsk Nickel plant leaks 66 tonnes of nickel into environment
2014-07-01 Philippines: more 'cold war' conflict over mining
2014-07-01 Mozambique Mining...where are the rights of communities?
2014-06-17 A taxing time for Philippines mining
2014-06-13 Indonesia: Make mining history!
2014-06-10 USA: Alpha Natural West Virginia Mines Found to Taint Streams
2014-06-08 Obama unveils historical attempt to curb coal power plants emissions
2014-06-06 Australia: Ranger still a risk despite approval for restart
2014-05-29 Philippines: Global action around Glencore's Tampakan Mine
2014-05-27 Protests escalate at Vale's nickel mine in New Caledonia
2014-05-20 Turkish mine disaster: Town under uprising lockdown, dozens arrested
2014-05-14 Turkish mine disaster: eighteen arrested
2014-05-10 Carrying coals to Newcastle: a port in a storm
2014-05-10 Vale's New Caledonia nickel plant suspended after another spill
2014-05-10 Pressure mounts on investors in coal
2014-05-08 Uranium mine leaks dominate Australian Rio Tinto AGM
2014-05-07 Talvivaara write-downs some of the largest in Finnish history
2014-05-06 Mexican Landowners Announce Agreement with Goldcorp
2014-05-01 Barrick Gold Faces Demonstration Against Abuses at Toronto AGM
2014-04-27 UN team investigates Solomon Island gold mine after disaster
2014-04-26 Demands for 'justice' for silicosis sufferers made at Anglo AGM
2014-04-24 Fall out from Duke Energy's coal-ash spill continues
2014-04-20 China set to elevate environment over development in new law
2014-04-17 Report Finds Top Banks Moving Away From Coal
2014-04-17 Rio Tinto face a broad front of protestors
2014-04-13 Australia makes landmark decision on water protection with Alpha Coal ruling
2014-04-09 USA: Rio Tinto next to pull out of proposed Pebble Mine
2014-04-07 US: Lawsuit Filed over Dangerous Uranium Mill Problems
2014-04-06 Chilean dam can't hold back the hatred
2014-04-06 China shuts down coal mines and battles pollution
2014-04-06 More mining-related murders in the Philippines
2014-04-03 Chinese copper mine halts operations in Peru over pollution claim
2014-04-03 More revelations over North Carolina coal ash spills
2014-04-03 Local Landowners of the Ejido Carrizalillo shut down Goldcorp's Los Filos mine
2014-03-26 Can there be "responsible mining" in Armenia?
2014-03-24 Tibetans protest land seizure linked to gold mining
2014-03-19 India's hill of death
2014-03-19 Filipinos curse their 'Mining Hell'
2014-03-18 China 'declares war' on polluting industries
2014-03-18 After North Carolina spill, coal ash ponds face extinction
2014-03-05 Australian coal mine fire burning for three weeks
2014-03-02 Spain: No more Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Laciana Valley
2014-03-02 India: To 'light up' our homes, some lives are falling into 'darkness'
2014-03-02 Philippines - Mining has the potential for disaster, but uncertainly looms large
2014-03-01 USA: Government considers blocking the Pebble mine
2014-02-28 Canada: Taseko New Prosperity Mine at Fish Lake rejected again
2014-02-26 Navajo nation contends with uranium and coal
2014-02-21 Nautilus ends deal with PNG govt
2014-02-21 Kazakhstan: Poisoned Legacy
2014-02-11 USA: Spill spews tons of coal ash into North Carolina river
2014-02-07 Burma: Mining threats continue
2014-02-03 Australia: Coal port dredging, dumping threat to Great Barrier Reef
2014-02-02 UN Special Rapporteur: Oil, Gas & Mining Operations Brings Increased Sexual Violence
2014-01-23 Philippines: B'laan leaders lobby against FPIC process at Tampakan
2014-01-22 South Africa: Harmony fights historical environmental liability
2014-01-22 South Africa: Widespread industrial unrest returns to the mines
2014-01-19 Blood bricks: how India's urban boom is built on slave labour
2014-01-18 Burma: Irrawaddy Delta villagers lose land, homes to mining waste
2014-01-18 China's water squeeze worsens as wetlands shrink 9 pct
2014-01-14 Environment nod to lift cost of POSCO's India plant to $12.6 billion
2014-01-09 Yale Refuses to Revoke Stephan Schmidheiny's Honorary Degree
2014-01-08 South Africa: Mine spillage into Kruger National Park river
2013-12-29 Malaysia: Lynas threatens opponents over plant deaths
2013-12-29 South Africa - Acid mine drainage has Jo'burg quaking
2013-12-29 Philippines - The People of Marinduque resist Barrick's unfair settlement
2013-12-27 Canadian First Nations, NGOs demand full disclosure and government action on Sherritt's toxic coal spill
2013-12-12 EPA tells court U.S. mercury, toxics rule is legally justified
2013-12-10 Goldcorp faces lawsuit threat from Mexico and a $3.2 million fine in Argentina
2013-12-10 Australia: Rio Tinto's Ranger Mine suffers radioactive acid spill
2013-11-20 Canada: Worries grow over vast coal slurry leak
2013-11-19 Vale handed tax amnesty at home, but brickbats abroad
2013-11-18 China's smog threatens health of global coal projects
2013-11-18 UK-listed company fined US$2.5 million for chromium injuries
2013-11-13 Zambia and Vedanta lock horns
2013-11-09 Canada: Massive coal mine leak damaged fisheries, habitat
2013-11-09 More woes for Barrick Gold as Pascua Lama suspended
2013-11-02 US coal: Restrictions at home and abroad
2013-11-02 USA: Rio Tinto Targets Environmental Activists
2013-11-02 Canada: First Nations declare victory against Taseko's B.C. mine
2013-10-29 Damage to Peruvian Amazon from gold mining worse than reported
2013-10-28 Children in Developing Countries Exposed to Toxic Lead Paint
2013-10-07 Canada: Cameco & Sierra Club face off over uranium licences
2013-10-02 Italians call on Yale to strip disgraced environmentalist of honorary degree
2013-10-02 Afghan miners killed in coal mine collapse
2013-09-25 Britain's Olympic medals mining company in court in Utah
2013-09-16 Lawsuit filed in Sweden for arsenic poisoning in Chile
2013-09-16 China embarks on cutting industrial production, targeting polluters
2013-09-14 Former Massey coal executive sentenced to three years in prison for endangering miners' lives
2013-09-14 USA & China Bans New Coal Plants
2013-09-10 South Africa: AngloGold Toxic Mine-Waste Spill
2013-09-01 Kazakhstan: The cost of being the world's No.1 uranium producer
2013-08-14 A decade after Jabiluka success Kakadu still faces radioactive risk
2013-08-14 City in Russia Unable to Kick Asbestos Habit
2013-08-14 Philippines: Glencore Xstrata further delayed over Tampakan
2013-08-07 South Africa to start pumping acid water from disused mines
2013-08-07 Vedanta struggles through AGM as Dongria Kondh say no
2013-07-29 Public trust crisis threatens China's nuclear power ambitions
2013-07-28 Mitigating Coal: a few steps forward, many steps back...
2013-07-17 Chile: Barrick Gold's Pascua-Lama mine formally suspended by court
2013-07-09 Dump Now, Pay Later - Coal Ash Disposal Risks Facing U.S. Electric Power Producers
2013-07-09 Philippines: Once more to the barricades
2013-07-09 Indonesia allows Freeport to restart underground mining after accident
2013-07-09 Greenpeace takes on deep sea mining
2013-07-09 New Zealand: Bankrupt Pike River Coal ordered to pay victim compensation
2013-06-28 India: Vedanta resumes operations at Tuticorin smelter
2013-06-24 Indonesian government clears Grasberg mine to reopen
2013-06-19 Xstrata mining emissions causing lead poisoning in Mount Isa children: report
2013-06-19 Indonesia: Freeport mine stays closed after accident
2013-06-18 No meeting of minds at the 2013 Antofagasta AGM
2013-06-06 Appeals court sharpens Schmidheiny sentence
2013-06-03 New accident jeopardizes Freeport-Rio Tinto's Papuan mine
2013-06-03 Philippines: New threats for anti-mining advocates
2013-05-28 Chinese officials "walk the talk" at home and abroad
2013-05-21 Protests over bank investment in coal
2013-05-21 London Calling on a Tale of Two Disasters
2013-05-21 Philippines: Same problems, new mine
2013-05-21 Chinese protests mount as province suspends coal production
2013-05-21 Toxic Waste Sites in Poor Nations Cause Child Disease, Death
2013-05-13 Vedanta shouldn't be allowed to re-open polluting Indian smelter
2013-05-13 India reverses stand on asbestos at Rotterdam Convention meet
2013-05-07 London Calling on the Zimbabwe-UK asbestos scandal
2013-05-07 Greenland: 48 NGOs call for continuation of zero tolerance uranium policy in the Danish realm
2013-05-07 US report shows water treatment costs as much as $67 billion/year
2013-05-07 Burma: more strife around Letpadaung copper mine
2013-04-28 Philippines: The Assault on the Mining Act Continues
2013-04-28 Six million Chinese workers are victims of pneumoconiosis
2013-04-28 Australian uranium industry's poor record demands inquiry
2013-04-22 London Calling sees the Grey Man Cometh
2013-04-22 Rio Tinto in the dock on environment and human rights
2013-04-15 Vedanta faces India's Green Tribunal over smelter disaster
2013-04-15 Rio Tinto's Utah copper mine evacuated after land slide
2013-04-15 Finland: Talvivaara slumps to record low on further leak
2013-04-09 Canadian miner sues its own government
2013-04-09 Toxic Smoke Covers Northern Armenian Town
2013-04-09 Brazil's environmental watchdog levels $10m fine on Anglo American over port accident
2013-04-09 Is China losing its battle against state-backed polluters?
2013-04-09 New Zealand PM: Alumininum smelter "must stand on its own two feet"
2013-04-01 Tibet landslide buries 83 gold miners; China mine blast kills 28
2013-04-01 Peru: mercury poisoning, civil strife, and a polluting plant...
2013-04-01 Vedanta Indian copper smelter closed, following toxic leak
2013-04-01 Philippines: More questions, and a few answers
2013-03-19 United front forms against Quebec uranium mining
2013-03-19 PNG: Ok Tedi mine a curse
2013-03-19 India: coal-fired power "kills up to 115,000 citizens" a year
2013-03-19 Zambia: Are Chinese miners the worst human rights abusers?
2013-03-11 Uranium mining companies again threaten Navajo Nation
2013-03-05 Chinese coal miner deaths go down - by a third
2013-03-05 Australia: Mining bosses face jail over safety
2013-03-05 Philippines: Payments to the military unveiled by Tampakan enquiry
2013-03-05 Indian contract workers are joining mining unions
2013-02-25 Politics hamper bid to unlock French coal mine gas riches
2013-02-25 Rinehart Coal Mine Draws Environmentalists' Opposition
2013-02-25 Kyrgyz parliament votes to renegotiate Kumtor mine contract
2013-02-19 World Bank-IFC urged to refuse funding for Rio Tinto's Mongolian mine
2013-02-19 Philippines: one mine disaster after another
2013-02-11 Niger wants to renegotiate Areva partnership terms
2013-02-11 Smog worsens as China flags peak in coal usage
2013-02-04 Philippines: Another killing at Xstrata's Tamapakan mine
2013-02-04 USA: Navajos and Appalachians protest Peabody Coal
2013-01-28 More deaths around Freeport's notorious Grasberg mine
2013-01-28 USA: Results of Federal Clean up of Navajo Uranium Contamination
2013-01-28 Greenpeace report: Coal projects' threat to the climate
2013-01-28 First UN Treaty on Mercury Control
2013-01-14 Eight workers killed in Turkish mining disaster
2013-01-14 Mercury poisoning and the gold curse
2013-01-07 Coal seam gas mining may risk ocean life: report
2013-01-07 India - Relaxation in green norms "to boost Coal India output"
2013-01-07 South Africa: Class action motion filed against gold companies
2013-01-07 Are we all going to climate hell in a handcart?
2012-12-27 How did Vedanta grab India's richest oilfields?
2012-12-27 Vedanta found guilty of grave safety breaches in India
2012-12-27 US-Canada: Colville Tribes Win against Teck Metals
2012-12-27 Papua New Guinea: OK Tedi - Up The Fly Without A Paddle
2012-12-27 China: Study on premature deaths reveals health impact of PM2.5
2012-12-17 When will Taseko vacate Tsilhqot'in territory?
2012-12-11 London Calling issues a Public Health Warning
2012-12-11 Asbestos: International protest to WHO falls on death ears
2012-12-04 Chinese city publishes vital pollution data - are other reforms on the way?
2012-12-04 Talvivaara postpones mining restart at Finland plant
2012-12-04 Death metal: tin mining in Indonesia
2012-11-19 Digging work suspended at Barrick's Pascua Lama mine
2012-11-19 Vedanta pipeline bursts, spraying toxic ash over Indian farmland
2012-11-19 Malaysian Court declines appeal against Lynas
2012-11-19 The elephant in all our rooms
2012-11-19 Philippines: Visiting Canadian MP told to regulate mining companies
2012-11-12 Finland: London mining company accused of "serious environmental crime"
2012-11-11 New Zealand: Negligent safety standards led to coal mine disaster
2012-11-11 Surely asbestos mining is now on the way out?
2012-11-05 Philippines: Gold, Copper and Death
2012-11-05 Malawi: is Paladin's uranium mine "headed for disaster"?
2012-11-05 What to do about the tailings between our legs?
2012-11-01 Pollution "as big a health problem" as malaria,TB
2012-10-23 India's poisonous coal use set to increase
2012-10-23 From Bougainville to Ok Tedi via Grasberg
2012-10-23 Last Quebec asbestos mine abandons plan to re-open
2012-10-23 Philippines: Tampakan violence claims the lives of tribal woman and her children
2012-10-16 Italian court imposes clean-up deadline on cement plant
2012-10-16 South African mineworkers' malaise
2012-10-16 Chinese workers will carry coals for Canada
2012-10-16 Mining and the Chile Effect
2012-10-16 Ghanaian Forum calls for major mining reforms
2012-10-16 Malaysian court delays controversial rare earths plant
2012-10-08 Philippines Mining: Damning Conclusions
2012-10-08 Serbians Unite Against Nickel Extraction
2012-10-08 World Bank funding for mining projects blasted by UK group
2012-10-02 Lynas slumps as court delays Malaysian plant
2012-10-02 ILVA steel "clean-up" plan booted out by Italian judge
2012-09-24 Europe's largest steel plant founders on pollution charges
2012-09-24 Polish ministries clash over the "green" and the black
2012-09-20 The End of Quebec Asbetos Mining and Exports?
2012-09-18 India's state of Goa shuts all iron mines
2012-09-18 New Philippine mining rules, but will anything change?
2012-09-18 Canada: B.C. mining giant admits polluting U.S. waters
2012-09-12 Lynas OK to operate controversial rare earths plant in Malaysia
2012-09-04 Vedanta Resources holds its 2012 AGM
2012-08-28 US court strikes down EPA rule on coal pollution
2012-08-21 US: Scouting for - and against - coal
2012-08-21 Landslide deaths much higher than previously thought
2012-08-21 DR Congo mine collapse kills at least 60
2012-08-13 French health expert refuses Legion d'Honneur
2012-08-13 Canadian Cree Nation declares Permanent Uranium Moratorium
2012-08-13 Philippines: A flood of mining problems
2012-08-13 India: Tata's Mundra goes under full World Bank audit
2012-08-13 Rare-earth mining in China comes at a heavy cost for local villages
2012-08-13 Ghana: 3,000 fish allegedly killed by cyanide at Newmont mine
2012-08-06 Elephants, rhinos, environment under threat from 60 million tons of radioactive waste
2012-08-06 Zimbabwe: Scientific Report shows Water Pollution by Marange Diamond Companies
2012-08-06 USA: One in five streams damaged by mine pollution in SW Virginia
2012-08-06 Canada: Concerns about loan to reopen Jeffrey Asbestos Mine
2012-08-06 China: Landslide hits iron ore mine in Xinyuan
2012-08-06 India's big power blackout: Why coal hasn't been a savior
2012-08-06 USA: CO2 emissions are falling
2012-08-01 Ghana's Gold Fields must shut cyanide heap-leach plant
2012-08-01 Taseko Mines' Draft Environmental Impact Statement proves issues are not being addressed
2012-08-01 Antamina pipeline rupture affects 52 people in Santa Rosa
2012-07-24 Canadian Cree renew opposition to Matoush uranium project
2012-07-24 A Lizard seeks revenge on BHP Billiton
2012-07-24 Vedanta accused of further serious violations in India
2012-07-17 Indian Human Rights Commission raps denial of silicosis deaths
2012-07-17 US pro-coal companies turn to even dirtier tactics
2012-07-11 Mining claim markers killing millions of birds in U.S. West
2012-07-11 China copper factory construction halted amid violent protests
2012-07-11 Eminent Indian panel finds Tata Mundra poses high social, environmental, economic risks
2012-07-11 Chile: Mining-related coal-fired power plants dealt heavy blows
2012-07-11 Indian coal-fired plant ordered shut, though dust hasn't yet settled
2012-07-11 Canada's Quebec government funds killer industry
2012-07-03 Kyrgyzstan's uranium disaster defies long-term solution
2012-07-03 US: Further legislation will curb dependence on coal
2012-07-03 Canada promotes asbestos, even while acknowledging its dangers
2012-06-26 Rio Tinto's "Great Olympic Greenwash"
2012-06-19 US coal lobby goes naked into the conference chamber
2012-06-19 Another blow for Xstrata's Tampakan project ...
2012-06-12 Cree First Nation Says "No" to Uranium Power
2012-06-05 Clash intensifies over cost, impacts of giant Indian coal-fired power plant
2012-06-05 USA: The biggest climate victory you never heard of
2012-05-29 Philippines: Getting away with murder
2012-05-22 Finnish Mining Boom Prompts Regulation Backlash on Polluters
2012-05-22 Aid group slams Nigeria for lead poisoning
2012-05-22 Are China's "instant" buildings too good to be true?
2012-05-22 Goan farmers fear environmental disaster, courtesy Vedanta
2012-05-15 Vedanta Aluminium's Indian safety record is tarnished
2012-05-15 NGO urges compensation for Areva's Niger staff
2012-05-15 Will Vale be forced to abort Apolo mission?
2012-05-15 Citizen Backlash Keeps Malaysia Rare Earth Plant On Hold
2012-05-08 Philippines: Miners and military create refugees
2012-05-08 US banks risk public health and climate by financing coal
2012-05-08 Vedanta charges ahead in India
2012-05-08 China:CNMC Public Listing Needs Investor Vigilance
2012-05-01 How Oregon can generate a low-carbon future by going coal-free
2012-05-01 Into the Vale of Death and Destruction
2012-04-24 Once more into the breach - Vedanta
2012-04-24 Shareholders Say Guatemalans Should Not Have to Pay for Goldcorp's Mess
2012-04-24 DRC: Mining giant Glencore accused in child labour and acid dumping row
2012-04-24 Anglo American workers and shareholders demand silicosis compensation
2012-04-24 Rio Tinto gets no Medals from its critics
2012-04-18 SA acid mine water crisis: Ecological mine disaster expected
2012-04-18 Indonesian groups condemn court ruling over Newmont's waste disposal
2012-04-18 Green groups sue US EPA over coal ash pollution
2012-04-18 US Big Coal's Cult of Death - killing a Mountain
2012-04-11 Doe Run, déjà vu?
2012-04-11 Sierra Leone's glittering prizes
2012-04-11 US uranium mines still imperil Navajo land and people
2012-04-11 Philippines: Mining abuses continue with no promised changes in the law
2012-04-02 USA proposes carbon pollution standard for future power plants
2012-04-02 US and China take steps to reduce lead pollution
2012-04-02 Canada: Lake killing made easy
2012-03-27 Pollution the big barrier to freer trade in rare earths
2012-03-27 Lawyer prepares silicosis class action suit against top South Africa miners
2012-03-27 As the mountains fall in Appalachia
2012-03-20 Will new UN initiative to recycle E-Wastes succeed?
2012-03-20 Romanian revolutionary rebels against Canadian mining project
2012-03-20 EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund List
2012-03-20 China: Thousands protest coal-fired power plant
2012-03-20 Peru: Three dead, many injured, as smallscale miners clash with police
2012-03-14 Mining protests in Madre de Dios region, Peru
2012-03-14 Zambia shuts Mopani Copper plant on pollution violations
2012-03-06 Canada:Vale to blame for double mine fatalities, claims Union
2012-03-06 Bangladesh open-pit coal mine threatens fundamental rights, warn UN experts
2012-03-06 In Peru, one of the world's worst polluters is set to reopen
2012-03-06 Vedanta betrays the people - yet again!
2012-02-28 USA: Navajo, Environmental Organizations Partner to Appeal Peabody's Kayenta Coal Permit
2012-02-28 Eritrea: Where did Nevsun's gold go?
2012-02-28 Malaysia: Opposition rises to proposed "radioactive" plant
2012-02-28 Canada: A daughter of Elliot Lake recalls uranium's deadly toll
2012-02-20 World Bank/IFC gets hauled over the Indian coals
2012-02-20 Alumbrera in distress, Argentina
2012-02-20 World's biggest asbestos trial sees two billionaires sentenced to prison
2012-02-14 Connecting the world with African mining
2012-02-14 USA: coal seam mining ban introduced to Tennessee Legislature
2012-02-07 Malaysia: Rare Earths proposal meets major opposition
2012-01-31 Dominican Republic: Fears over the Future with Falcondo
2012-01-23 Australian gold mines' tarnished glitter
2012-01-23 Massive protests against cyanide and open pit mining in Bariloche, Argentina
2012-01-23 Vedanta in India: a bad project is given thumbs-down
2012-01-16 US government imposes Grand Canyon uranium ban
2012-01-16 Chile's Sernageomin "lacked seriousness in Mina Invierno evaluation"
2012-01-16 Rio Tinto hits a snag in US copper mine clean-up
2012-01-16 Victims of Chinese mine disasters get compensation
2012-01-16 Ghana: Residents along "polluted river" threaten to deal with Newmont
2012-01-16 Philippines: No Local Government Consent, No Mining
2012-01-10 Will it all come out in the wash?
2011-12-27 Doe Run Perú's future looking gloomy, lawyer says
2011-12-27 Bangladeshi activists demonstrate in London against GCM Resources
2011-12-27 South Asia's most ambitious industrial project raises many fears
2011-12-27 Armenia's Prized Lake Threatened by Mining
2011-12-27 Ok Tedi pays compensation to Papua New Guinea villagers
2011-12-27 US sets out to curb toxic emissions from burning coal
2011-12-20 Let there be No CoAL for South Africa!
2011-12-20 China: Toxic Copper Mining Grips "Mother River"
2011-12-20 Mali's children "risk life and limb" in pursuit of gold
2011-12-12 Canada promotes deadly mineral trade with India
2011-12-12 Is Canadian mining company defending the indefensible in Eritrea?
2011-12-12 Massey Energy fined US$10.8 million for worst mining disaster in 40 years
2011-12-12 Coal mining has killed 90 Mexicans since 2006
2011-12-05 South Africa: Coal mining creates toxic crisis for country's rivers
2011-12-05 Who needs coal? Who needs nuclear?
2011-12-05 Bulgaria: Small-town Women Mayors Lead Opposition to Canadian mine
2011-11-30 Philippines: Potential new policies, but same old stories
2011-11-21 Mining's toxic sludge threatens Johannesburg
2011-11-21 Protests against Chinese-owned iron project in Armenia
2011-11-21 More "accidents" at Vedanta's Indian copper smelter
2011-11-21 S.Africa's gold miners denied access to silicosis checks
2011-11-14 Zambia: Workers detail abuse in Chinese-owned mines
2011-11-14 China: Yunnan gas-leak mine was 'illegal'
2011-11-14 US miners continue being sacrificed to coal
2011-11-14 Ridding the world of nuclear threats?
2011-11-14 Philippines: Where is the safety?
2011-11-14 Heavy Metals Pollute A Tenth Of China's Farmland-Report
2011-11-08 Trapped and killed in China's coal fields
2011-11-08 Canadian Opposition Parties Call for Asbestos Sales Ban
2011-11-08 Swings and Roundabouts at US Environmental Agency
2011-10-31 India: France and the Fukushima factor
2011-10-31 Basel amendment on hazardous waste moves dramatically closer to implementation
2011-10-25 Australian coal blasting stopped until risk 'acceptable'
2011-10-25 'Our suffering is for ever', mined-out town tells De Beers in South Africa
2011-10-25 Albanian miners blasted in chrome mine explosion
2011-10-25 Protesters, Colombian leader, target BHP Billiton's AGM
2011-10-25 Settling mining damages, the US way
2011-10-18 US citizens face biggest health threat for years, after Republican backlash
2011-10-18 Inco-Vale decision overturned by Ontario's highest court
2011-10-18 Massey employee convicted in Upper Big Branch mine investigation
2011-10-10 Baljit Chadha's Canadian asbestos gamble
2011-10-05 $1 million lawsuit filed against Xstrata over Mount Isa lead poisoning
2011-10-05 Vedanta's refinery expansion plan suffers another setback
2011-10-05 Miner dies at UK Coal Yorkshire colliery
2011-10-05 Philippines: Details of the Tampakan project challenged
2011-09-26 US companies "poisoned" Chinese children and water
2011-09-26 Goldcorp Removed from Dow Jones Sustainability Index
2011-09-26 South Africa gold miners sue Anglo American in London
2011-09-26 Don't forget the victims of dust - they also suffered
2011-09-19 Mining disaster returns to Wales
2011-09-12 Exposing the hidden destructiveness of 11 September 2011
2011-09-12 Poisonous chromium is blighting 12 Chinese provinces
2011-09-12 Human bricks in China's walls
2011-09-12 Navajo woman helps prompt uranium mine cleanup
2011-09-12 Glencore's sorry record of fatalities and fines
2011-09-06 Bangladesh: Remembering the Phulbari killings
2011-09-06 Papua New Guinea earmarks mineral rights for its indigenous peoples
2011-09-06 Malawian community takes on miners
2011-08-30 Miner "transferred" after exposing inhuman conditions at Ukraine disaster mine
2011-08-30 Big Coal "puts mining before water needs of Alabama"
2011-08-30 Vedanta guilty of violations at Indian copper smelter
2011-08-23 Canada continues promoting deadly asbestos mining
2011-08-23 Indonesia cracks down on "illegal" small-scale miners
2011-08-23 Australians ignite around Coal and Food
2011-08-23 ARMZ and the Man - Tanzanians against uranium
2011-08-23 China is being wasted by its Dam disasters
2011-08-23 India's Karnataka assaulted by "Iron Fist" - Report
2011-08-08 Ukraine: the world's deadliest coal
2011-08-08 Outrage at Ivanhoe-Rio Tinto's dirty Burma deal
2011-08-01 New Burma coal project threatens thousands of people
2011-08-01 Vedanta thrashed, as board clashes with shareholders
2011-08-01 Ukraine coal mine disasters claim at least 27 lives
2011-08-01 Canada's last functional asbestos mine about to run dry
2011-08-01 Contaminated River In China Sparks Panic Buying Of Water
2011-07-25 Vedanta mine disaster in Goa is greeted by corporate lies and civil outrage
2011-07-18 Taiwan battery plant probed for lead poisoning
2011-07-18 Mongolia mines pose threats on several fronts
2011-07-18 Vedanta accused of polluting Andhra Pradesh
2011-07-11 Chinese Mongolians "beaten" for protesting mine pollution
2011-07-11 Italian court seeks 20-year terms for asbestos poisoners
2011-07-11 For South Africa's sickened gold miners, a long wait for justice
2011-07-04 ICEM Condemns Tactics in Australia Coal Talks
2011-07-04 Massey accused of criminal acts leading to US mine disaster
2011-07-04 China's Inner Mongolia closes 200 non-coal mines in safety overhaul
2011-06-28 Titanium mining hurts Vietnamese farmers
2011-06-28 Young Bolivians work for one of "world's most dangerous mines"
2011-06-28 Moratorium Extended at Grand Canyon
2011-06-28 Canada blocks move to deem asbestos hazardous
2011-06-20 Guatemala: why doesn't the government close Marlin down?
2011-06-20 Recycled U.S. battery lead is poisoning Mexico: Report
2011-06-20 Settlement for $263 Million in favour of Idaho Tribes after 20 years lawsuit
2011-06-20 Lead Poisoning in China: The Hidden Scourge
2011-06-13 EIB halts Glencore lending on governance concerns
2011-06-07 Lead strikes again in China
2011-05-30 Fukushima chills uranium development
2011-05-30 Thumbs up - and down - for global coal
2011-05-30 How much are human rights worth in Brazil's mining industry?
2011-05-30 US Pension funds demand justice from Massey Energy
2011-05-30 Papua New Guinea politicians demand Ok Tedi mine close in 2013
2011-05-24 Vedanta - once more unto the breach!
2011-05-24 Reclaiming childhood from the pits of Jharkhand
2011-05-24 Renting Bangladesh Asunder?
2011-05-24 Navajo Group to Take Uranium Mine Challenge to Human Rights Commission
2011-05-24 Tanzania: Murders at North Mara
2011-05-17 Is US coal set to flow abroad?
2011-05-17 Pressure builds on Goldcorp, just before its AGM
2011-05-17 US$4.6 million fine upheld against Zijin over poisoning
2011-05-10 Minas de carbón clandestinas, sarcófagos abiertos en México
2011-05-10 'Modern slavery' and fatal explosions in Mexican coal mines
2011-05-10 The aftermath of another mining disaster in the Philippines
2011-05-10 Is US coal coming under control?
2011-05-10 Chinese coal mine cover-up
2011-05-02 Global gold supremo faces its critics
2011-05-02 India: Anguish in Angul - and elsewhere in Orissa
2011-05-02 ThyssenKrupp's Italian CEO convicted of homicide
2011-05-02 South Africa: Companies Profit from Toxic Water
2011-04-27 Newmont Under Fire for Waste Disposal Practices in Indonesia
2011-04-27 Terra Firma Withdraws from Restigouche
2011-04-27 Concessions and counter attack mark Anglo American AGM
2011-04-27 The Great 1872 US Resources Giveaway
2011-04-27 Renco files for arbitration against Peru over Andean smelter
2011-04-27 Indian health experts deplore Canadian asbestos move
2011-04-18 Is Rio Tinto Running Scared? (It ought to be)
2011-04-12 What's China been up to in the mining world?
2011-04-12 Chile: Pollution and gas leak hit community
2011-04-12 In the wake of Fukushima, what future for Canadian uranium?
2011-04-12 Zambia drops shooting charges against Chinese mine bosses
2011-04-04 Global Unions to hold Chile accountable on mine safety
2011-04-04 Putin Vows To Get Rid Of Polluting Companies
2011-04-04 Canada: Telling lies about Asbestos
2011-03-28 Glimmer of justice for sick gold miners
2011-03-28 Massive explosion kills 52 mineworkers in Balochistan
2011-03-28 Glencore accused of rights abuses in DR Congo
2011-03-22 EPA Requires U.S. Power Plants Cut Toxic Emissions
2011-03-22 Zijin Mining to face court case on tailings dam accident
2011-03-14 US mountain-top removal prompts legal action
2011-03-14 Cyanide spill shuts Simberi mine in PNG
2011-03-14 Uranium Meltdown in Japan
2011-03-14 Deadly materials - the urgent need for control
2011-03-08 Tackling South Africa's Tchernobyl
2011-03-08 ThyssenKrupp, Vale and the 'Metal Rain' in Rio de Janeiro
2011-03-08 Montana state Senate OKs bill modifying ban on cyanide
2011-03-08 Tayloring a new Panguna mine for Bougainville
2011-03-01 South Africa Plans Urgent Clean-Up Of Toxic Mine Liquid
2011-03-01 China Plans To Rein In Heavy Metal Pollution
2011-02-21 US protestors "go to the Mountain top"
2011-02-21 A Valentine day's present from the US EPA
2011-02-21 Sulphur mining in an active volcano
2011-02-21 They're not rare and they're not earths - and the scenario is set to change
2011-02-21 What happened at the 2011 World Social Forum?
2011-02-14 Rio Tinto rejects Aboriginal poison water concerns
2011-02-14 Virginians band together to maintain uranium moratorium
2011-02-07 From Quebec to India - Merchants of Death
2011-02-07 Norilsk Nickel: The Soviet Legacy of Industrial Pollution
2011-02-07 Hidden Valley leaves disadvantaged communities 'worse off'
2011-02-07 London Calling deplores the Human Rights Watch 2010 Report
2011-02-07 Numerous complaints made against Gabon manganese mining
2011-01-31 An unholy alliance?
2011-01-31 Will BHP Billiton's shameful Indonesian mining legacy finally be addressed?
2011-01-31 Colombia: Explosion kills 21 Coal Miners
2011-01-31 China: a state of "tailings disaster"
2011-01-31 Burma's biggest open-cast coal mine 'poisoning rivers'
2011-01-25 Doe Run's Latest Move
2011-01-25 76% of Quebeckers oppose government financing for the Jeffrey asbestos mine
2011-01-25 Rains bring South African acid mine spillage closer
2011-01-25 US EPA Blasted as It Revokes Mine's Permit
2011-01-17 Thai lead polluter finally ordered to pay compensation
2011-01-17 Bosses charged in Zambia mine shooting skip court
2011-01-10 Australian lead producer ordered to stop mining - again
2011-01-10 Chile: Partnerships between small miners not feasible, says sector president
2011-01-10 DRC wikileak reveals a uranium scandal
2011-01-10 Confronting mercury poisoning in Colombia & Zimbabwe
2011-01-10 Shanghai Pushing Gold to $1,600 Thwarts Fight to Shut Mines
2010-12-27 Is this the "new face" of Chinese mining in Africa?
2010-12-27 EPA clamps down on gold mines' mercury emissions
2010-12-27 Vedanta: serial offending in Zambia too?
2010-12-27 Armenia - digging a deep hole in search of uranium
2010-12-27 A double exodus for Doe Run?
2010-12-21 Tar: Another face of deadly coal
2010-12-21 Appalachian Coal: An Insult to Their Memory
2010-12-21 How many Chinese lives is a Westerner's worth?
2010-12-21 London Calling asks why "Save the Children" isn't doing just that?
2010-12-13 Federal prosecutors seek suspension of Vale´s Paragominas bauxite complex, Brazil
2010-12-13 Deadly Saskatchewan uranium in Iraq
2010-12-13 Asian anti-asbestos delegation headed to Quebec
2010-12-13 New study claims Vedanta smelter "endangers human health"
2010-12-06 Canada: Matoush Uranium Project Should be Rejected
2010-12-06 China's coal industry urgently requires reform
2010-11-29 Rising waters, mounting fears, flow from South Africa's mining legacy
2010-11-29 Filipinos present a house resolution for coal-power moratorium
2010-11-29 In the US new and existing coal plants will run for years
2010-11-29 Peru protest against Tia Maria continues
2010-11-29 Aotearoa/New Zealand in mourning over 29 Perished Coal Miners
2010-11-22 Aotearoa/New Zealand: Coal mine explosion traps 27 workers
2010-11-22 Zambia: behind the Collum coal mine shootings
2010-11-22 US: toxic lead is affecting eleven states
2010-11-22 Tiara residents suffer from mining contamination, Venezuela
2010-11-22 Doe Run faces its Peruvian victims in US court
2010-11-22 Protests at BHP's Australian annual general meeting
2010-11-16 Fear Darkens Czech Uranium Mining Town
2010-11-16 China "leads the world" on clean energy policy
2010-11-08 Coal and climate change
2010-11-08 World's "worst" mining company in the dock - again!
2010-11-08 Turkish mine plan arouses vigorous citizen opposition
2010-11-01 Two year investigation sees nine charged over international electrical waste dumping
2010-11-01 Cemex gets blasted in Dominican Republic & US
2010-11-01 China's environmental policy hits coking coal supply
2010-10-25 Doe Run - Lead Producer to Pay $7M Fine, Spend $65M on Cleanups
2010-10-25 Vedanta off the hook in Tamil Nadu - but only for a while
2010-10-25 President Aquino called to action on mining
2010-10-25 Zambia: Chinese managers arrested for shooting protesting mineworkers
2010-10-25 Chile post the "miracle": sordid allegations emerge
2010-10-25 San Miguel buys into contentious Philippine mine
2010-10-25 BHP Billiton in the firing line: 2010 style
2010-10-18 Many mining deaths go unrecorded: ICEM
2010-10-18 Indian NGOs press red button on alumina sludge
2010-10-18 Red Mud Disaster: Hungary aims to take-over culprit company
2010-10-18 Deaths in China coal mine accident
2010-10-18 Dead:Four miners trapped in a collapsed Ecuador mine
2010-10-18 Chile's mendacious "miracle"
2010-10-18 Zijin Mining fined $1.4m for July gold mine spill
2010-10-18 US coal companies charged with causing massive water pollution
2010-10-18 Children in Nigeria continue dying from lead poisoning
2010-10-18 Titanium mine incident floods nearby village in Mozambique
2010-10-10 Australian state government bans uranium mine
2010-10-10 Union supports Doe Run Peru's restructuring
2010-10-10 Hungary's "worst ever" ecological disaster should concern us all
2010-10-04 Indian court orders closure of Vedanta's "polluting" copper plant
2010-10-04 Is this the 'death knell for asbestos'?
2010-10-04 Pit mine collapse kills 6, injures 3 and 4 missing-Burundi
2010-10-04 Trapped: Workers for Chile's ill-fated mining company face another kind of disaster
2010-10-04 Donkeys Work
2010-10-04 The dangers of manganese
2010-10-04 "No Coal!" - protests from the ocean to the White House
2010-09-27 China's Zijin causes yet more pollution
2010-09-27 How may the law be served, if justice is denied?
2010-09-27 Armenian & Serbs oppose revival of mining plans
2010-09-27 Navajos Ask Supreme Court to Protect Drinking Water From Uranium
2010-09-20 The Nyamgiri struggle may be over
2010-09-20 Argentina Revives Its Nuclear Energy Ambitions
2010-09-20 No sign of an end to the Cananea conflict
2010-09-14 London Calling proffers a history lesson on South Africa's toxic tailings
2010-09-14 Everything Vedanta touches turns to ashes!
2010-09-14 Indonesian government accuses company of cyanide poisoning
2010-09-05 UK safety organisation makes an appalling error
2010-09-05 Trapped: The Chilean Mining Tragedy
2010-08-30 Dark Materials: the consequences of clinging to coal
2010-08-30 Laying siege against coal mining in Bangladesh
2010-08-30 Reducing coal use - through the back door
2010-08-30 In north China, corruption rules the coal mines
2010-08-30 US environment agency defends its stance against coal
2010-08-22 Peruvian workers revolt against Chinese mine control
2010-08-16 Australian Aboriginal communities want a stop to new uranium mining
2010-08-16 Mining "accidents" may be increasing
2010-08-16 Good news! US EPA finalizes rules cutting mercury from cement
2010-08-08 Police Detain Zijin Mining Official as 'Suspect' in Probe of Toxic Spill
2010-08-08 Peru cancels US mining company's smelter license
2010-08-02 Trafigura found guilty in toxic waste dumping tragedy
2010-08-02 Lead poisoning strikes 84 Chinese children in Yunnan
2010-07-24 South African Government forced to deal with acid mine drainage
2010-07-24 Armenians up in arms against uranium plans
2010-07-24 Massey mine workers disabled safety monitor
2010-07-17 China: pollution and protests increase
2010-07-17 The Dark Side of Colombian Gold
2010-07-17 More lead poisoning and slave labour reported from China
2010-07-17 EU Commission refuses ban on cyanide in gold
2010-07-09 Medical associations call for ban on Canadian asbestos mining
2010-07-09 Canadian citizens awarded $36-million in suit against Inco
2010-07-04 Zimbabwe to start diamond exports despite Kimberley Process deadlock
2010-07-04 Global trade unions demand sustainability and justice
2010-07-04 South Cotabato governor signs ban on open-pit mining, Philippines
2010-07-04 Tailings dam collapses in Huancavelica, Peru
2010-06-26 Colombia: 73 workers die in Coal Mine Blast
2010-06-26 Guatemala: Goldcorp's Marlin mine is suspended
2010-06-26 US: Massey tries escaping penalties for killing employees
2010-06-19 Kazakhstan bakes biggest yellowcakes on earth
2010-06-19 Australian union declares uranium to be the new "asbestos"
2010-06-19 Peruvian workers launch blockade, reject relocation program in La Oroya
2010-06-19 Abandoned Bougainville mine still an environmental headache
2010-06-19 Unprecedented lead poisoning strikes Nigerian villages
2010-06-11 Macedonia Town Raises Funds for Lawsuit Against State
2010-06-11 Mexicans Protest Toxic Waste Plant
2010-06-11 Deathbed reprieve for Canada's killer industry?
2010-06-11 Zimbabwe meets diamond trade standards - monitor
2010-06-04 African mining may be driving TB epidemic: study
2010-06-04 Navajo protest the expansion of domestic uranium mining, USA
2010-05-29 Two statements to UN CSD on Indigenous Peoples & uranium
2010-05-29 Evidence given of duplicity at Massey mine in Congressional Hearing, US
2010-05-29 International rights body calls for suspension of Goldcorp mine
2010-05-29 Kakadu being poisoned by Rio Tinto mine, group warns
2010-05-29 3 environmental inspectors, aide killed in Mexico while investigating mining complaint
2010-05-29 Chinese government official criticizes country's coal mine safety record
2010-05-29 Police open fire at Tibetans protesting cement factory pollution
2010-05-23 Indonesian NGO reports seven mining firms to minister
2010-05-23 Filipinos still seeking justice for 1993 Marcopper tragedy
2010-05-23 Greenpeace alerts WHO over Areva Niger mines
2010-05-23 Goldcorp fights off calls for indigenous consent
2010-05-23 Residents' fears over Australian coal mines
2010-05-20 At least 66 dead in Russian coal mining disaster
2010-05-07 Colorado Enacts Law Replacing Coal Power with Cleaner Energy
2010-05-07 Massey stocks plummet on criminal probe news
2010-05-01 Anglo American challenged at 2010 AGM
2010-05-01 Supreme Court of Jujuy Province Halts Uranium Mining, Argentina
2010-05-01 International Open Letter of Those Affected by Vale
2010-05-01 Interior Moving to Curb Coal Mining Pollution, US
2010-04-24 Squeaky - but far from clean
2010-04-18 Mexico's Amber Miners Risk Their Lives for $12 a Day
2010-04-18 The Great US Coal Disaster
2010-04-18 Uranium still at the heart of Niger conflict
2010-04-08 Blood on the Coal: a special feature
2010-04-08 EPA unveils new pollution limits that could curtail 'mountaintop' mining
2010-04-08 Trafigura penetrates further into Peru
2010-04-08 Shanxi coal disaster
2010-03-31 Canadian doctors renew threat to resign over uranium
2010-03-31 Borneo bears the brunt of "Deadly Coal"
2010-03-24 Mexico's mining giant indicted by workers
2010-03-24 The shine keeps coming off Canada's gold miners
2010-03-18 Newmont accused of "acts of intimidation and harassment" against community critics in Ghana
2010-03-18 Peru: No date set to resume La Oroya smelter as Glencore steps in
2010-03-05 Obama's uranium power plan will set US back thirty years
2010-03-02 Groups ID Toxic Coal Ash Sites in 14 States, Demand Regulations
2010-03-02 Widows of miners killed in blast sue Grupo Mexico
2010-03-02 French nuclear power fed by uranium from Niger
2010-03-02 Toxic e-wastes burden headed for dramatic rise
2010-02-23 Uranium leak at Ranger '5400 times normal level'
2010-02-23 Asia Inhales While the West Bans the Deadly Carcinogen
2010-02-15 Mining lobby group advocates engaging with artisanal miners
2010-02-15 China: Work safety gaps suffocate miners
2010-01-31 US firm kicked out of Peru mining group for pollution
2010-01-31 Locals plan to sue mine over 'toxic metal'
2010-01-25 Chinese jeweller allegedly "swaps" one toxic metal for another
2010-01-25 Water contamination at Goldcorp mine in Siria Valley, Honduras
2010-01-11 Peruvian organisation may expel polluting US firm
2010-01-11 US: The war on lead advances to a new level
2010-01-11 Mentally disabled murdered in China's coal mines
2010-01-11 Guyana to increase oversight of gold mining under deal to save forests with Norway
2010-01-11 Disaster strikes down workers at Russian mine, part-owned by football billionaire
2009-12-14 Turin trial opens over asbestos deaths
2009-12-14 Quebec health officials denounce asbestos
2009-11-30 Over 100 coal miners die in China blast
2009-11-23 Vedanta officials charged with culpable homicide over Indian disaster
2009-11-23 Indian network seeks ban on all asbestos imports from Canada
2009-11-23 Vedanta tells Indian court it can't obey clean-up order
2009-11-23 Lead poisoning predicted to rise in developing countries
2009-11-23 Norway's Pension Fund Pulls Investment in Norilsk Nickel
2009-11-09 Vedanta's top dog is biting on coal
2009-11-09 Argentina: Lead poisoning and human rights abuses at Abra Pampa
2009-11-09 Lead mining: more ugly truths
2009-11-02 Washington gets heavy on toxic metals discharges
2009-11-02 With Smelter Shut, Peru Mulls Zero Tariff On Lead
2009-11-02 China undertakes to increase recycling of metals
2009-11-02 Vedanta report "designed to hamper" disaster investigations, says police chief
2009-11-02 World’s largest mining company challenged at AGM
2009-10-19 From small town poisoning to mega-buck deal
2009-10-19 Suffer the children - yet again
2009-10-19 Inco Refinery Pollution Suit Tests Ontario Environmental Laws
2009-10-19 Indian silicosis: UK company denies any liability
2009-10-13 Critical safety issues face Nyrstar, after Peruvian takeover
2009-10-13 Urgent Appeal for Support for the Victims of Typhoon Pepeng
2009-10-13 60-year poisoning legacy finally recognised in Canadian township
2009-10-13 Lift collapse kills at least 26 Chinese miners
2009-10-05 Desperate poverty, as riches flow from Bolivia's silver mountain
2009-10-05 Dusts of Death: Asian Activists Gather to Fight Workplace Illnesses
2009-09-29 Vedanta: another "mishap", more workers up in arms
2009-09-29 Peruvian congress grants Doe Run 30-month extension on cleanup deadline
2009-09-27 Culprit company announces huge expansion of Goa mines
2009-09-27 Many workers die as chimney collapses at Indian plant
2009-09-27 Vedanta accused of illegally constructing death-dealing Indian power plant
2009-09-22 Indonesia's military "invades" Papua mine, atrocities continue
2009-09-22 Media menaced by companies and governments - report
2009-09-22 China: For whom the bell tolls
2009-09-14 Killing children: is China addressing its lead poisoning scandals?
2009-09-14 Explosion at China mine kills dozens
2009-09-01 Twenty dead in Slovakia mine blast
2009-09-01 Stealing Vedanta's limelight: a report of the 2009 AGM
2009-09-01 Potentially toxic ship gets docked by UK watchdog
2009-09-01 Mercury's toxic time bomb taints US fish
2009-08-25 US bidding intensifies, as two bad companies vie for a third
2009-08-25 Chinese parents outraged at lead poisoning of their children
2009-08-25 Court Orders Codelco To Compensate Workers Suffering From Silicosis
2009-08-10 Dying in Kosovo - for the Roma, the war hasn't ended
2009-08-10 Australia: Lead miner continues violating law
2009-08-10 WHO's watching the world's health watchdog?
2009-08-10 New TVs threaten crisis for developing countries
2009-08-10 US:EPA to Test 10,000 Indiana Yards for Lead from Ancient Factories
2009-08-10 Port lead disaster gets cosmetic response
2009-08-10 Peru: Is this Doe's final run?
2009-08-03 Lethal threat from asbestos fibres 'seriously underestimated', say scientists
2009-07-27 Navajos: recalling disaster, forging a green future
2009-07-27 Iron scrap seized in Basel brush
2009-07-20 China's explosive situation
2009-07-20 British company accused of numerous violations at Indian refinery
2009-07-16 New report exposes China's Labour attrition
2009-06-08 Seventy four missing in China landslide
2009-05-18 China: world's most dangerous mines claim further victims
2009-05-05 London Calling regrets a lost opportunity for coal mine workers
2009-05-05 New film exposes "hell on earth" in India's eastern coal fields
2009-03-16 Radioactive metals steal a march from India
2009-02-23 Peru: Eight miners killed following safety abuses in Casapalca - Las muertes en Casapalca
2009-02-23 New Chinese coal mine disaster is worst since 2007
2009-02-23 The Dark Heart of Mining
2009-02-23 A world free of mercury? Not yet - but hope rises
2009-02-10 Mexico seeks extradition of exiled miners' leader, while communities close mine in Oaxaca - Mexico solicita extradición de sindicalista Urrutia; comunidades clausuran mina en Ocotlán, Oaxaca
2009-02-02 Tell Uranium One To Respect Human Rights in Southern Africa!
2009-01-13 Chinese links to Burma's disastrous mining
2008-12-30 Massey yet again found guilty
2008-12-09 Papua New Guinea landslide buries ten alive
2008-10-27 China: more mine disasters, more inspections and indictments
2008-09-29 Death toll from China mining mudslide climbs to 254 - Alud en mina sego al menos 254 vidas
2008-08-19 Villagers win lengthy battle against Thai lead miner
2008-08-19 Where diamonds are a worker's worst enemy
2008-08-04 India's contract workers face growing dangers in construction, mining, brick-making and manufacturing
2008-07-28 Bloomberg blasts Chinese overseas mining
2007-09-27 Asbestos update: appeal to World Bank
2007-08-30 China update
2007-08-30 US update
2007-08-24 China update
2007-08-18 Unnatural deaths: a seemingly endless, bitter, round
2007-08-10 Toxic legacy still ruins Canadian lives
2007-07-25 China Update
2007-07-25 South Africa Update
2007-07-20 Uranium update
2007-07-18 Is HIV a time bomb under the mining industry?
2007-07-17 China Update
2007-07-12 Canada Update
2007-07-03 Canada update
2007-07-03 South Asia update
2007-06-23 South Africa update
2007-06-15 China update
2007-06-10 Central Asia update
2007-06-08 Anglo Platinum condemned for safety violations while relocations seem fated to continue
2007-05-25 Yet another terrible accident in Siberia
2007-05-12 Latin America update
2007-03-30 US update
2007-03-25 Philippines update
2007-02-05 Demand for Ramu review
2007-01-30 Microsoft's Vista could harm health in developing countries
2007-01-19 Jamaica bauxite battle continrues
2007-01-12 Another possible cancer link to Rio Tinto
2006-12-15 Blood in the stones
2006-12-14 Latin American Update
2006-03-01 New Asbestos claims settlement in South Africa
2006-01-19 China Update

Organised Labour

2014-10-24 Rating Peabody: A coal giant on the ropes
2014-10-22 Global unions converge in Mongolia in campaign for Rio Tinto workers’ rights
2014-10-09 Indonesia: Union protests after workers killed at Freeport mine
2014-10-07 Report: Rio Tinto - World leader in insecure work
2014-08-27 US court backs groups defending historic site from coal mining
2014-07-28 Philippines: State of the nation's mining questioned
2014-07-13 Power companies urged to stop buying Colombian 'blood coal'
2014-06-24 South African mineworkers end strike, but bleak outlook remains
2014-04-26 Demands for 'justice' for silicosis sufferers made at Anglo AGM
2014-04-17 Rio Tinto face a broad front of protestors
2014-03-03 London Calling the shots - on Aussie mines and China's streets
2014-03-02 Philippines - Mining has the potential for disaster, but uncertainly looms large
2014-02-12 Rio Tinto face global union campaign
2014-01-22 South Africa: Widespread industrial unrest returns to the mines
2013-11-13 Zambia and Vedanta lock horns
2013-08-14 City in Russia Unable to Kick Asbestos Habit
2013-07-22 Canadian Pension Plan Divests from Excellon Resources
2013-07-22 South Africa: little sign of end to mine labour strife
2013-07-09 Indonesia allows Freeport to restart underground mining after accident
2013-07-09 New Zealand: Bankrupt Pike River Coal ordered to pay victim compensation
2013-06-24 Indonesian government clears Grasberg mine to reopen
2013-06-19 Indonesia: Freeport mine stays closed after accident
2013-06-03 New accident jeopardizes Freeport-Rio Tinto's Papuan mine
2013-05-28 Australia: United they stand against Rio Tinto
2013-05-21 South African labour strife: no resolution in sight
2013-04-28 South Africa: The Runaway Union
2013-03-19 Zambia: Are Chinese miners the worst human rights abusers?
2013-03-11 South Africa's labour struggles continue
2013-03-05 Indian contract workers are joining mining unions
2013-03-05 Colombia: Coal mining unions support Cerrejon community resistance
2013-02-11 A call to 'prove that mines develop South Africa'
2013-01-14 Eight workers killed in Turkish mining disaster
2012-12-27 Guinea labour unions call for cancellation of BSGR, RUSAL contracts
2012-12-27 South Africa: Did police deliberately shoot victims of the "Marikana Massacre"?
2012-12-11 Peru: Blockade at Cañariaco Norte project
2012-12-11 Mexico: MiningWatch Canada Visits Demolished Protest Camp near Excellon Resources Mine
2012-12-11 China: how can workers' rights be safeguarded?
2012-12-11 Asbestos: International protest to WHO falls on death ears
2012-12-04 South Africa's mineworkers union numbed
2012-11-19 Canadian Unions go to court over use of temporary workers at BC coal mine
2012-11-19 Ministry Issues 41 Orders at Site of Vale Mine Fatalities
2012-11-11 South African miners continue struggling with the companies
2012-11-01 As labour turmoil continues, is a new South Africa possible?
2012-11-01 Violent destruction of protest camp at Excellon Resources' La Platosa mine
2012-10-23 IndustriALL commits to trade union networks and Global Framework Agreements
2012-10-16 South African mineworkers' malaise
2012-10-16 Mining and the Chile Effect
2012-10-16 Ghanaian Forum calls for major mining reforms
2012-10-16 Indonesia threatens 'harsh measures' against miners who dismiss workers
2012-10-08 South African mineworker strikes proliferate, with no resolution in sight
2012-10-08 World Bank funding for mining projects blasted by UK group
2012-10-02 South Africa: More mines closed down by workers
2012-10-02 How should investors confront bad corporate behaviour?
2012-10-02 ILVA steel "clean-up" plan booted out by Italian judge
2012-09-24 Europe's largest steel plant founders on pollution charges
2012-09-18 South Africa: no sign of resolution to labour-based conflicts
2012-09-12 South Africa's gold sector goes from one crisis to another
2012-09-04 "Peace" still eludes South Africa following the Marikana massacre
2012-08-28 Counting the Costs of South Africa's Marikana Massacre
2012-08-21 South Africa's Marikana mining massacre: who is to blame?
2012-08-21 Excellon Once Again Break Negotiation with Communal Landowners of La Sierrita
2012-08-13 French health expert refuses Legion d'Honneur
2012-08-13 Zambian miners kill Chinese manager during pay protest
2012-07-17 Mexican workers, landowners, get heavy stick from Canadian company
2012-07-11 Rio Tinto Alcan talks with Paraguay coup regime
2012-06-12 Canadian mining CEO resigns after attacks
2012-05-29 Ride on, Australia's Rinehart Cowgirl!
2012-05-08 China:CNMC Public Listing Needs Investor Vigilance
2012-05-08 Venezuelan miners organise general strike as Chavez dawdles
2012-05-08 Napoleón to return home as Mexican mineworkers' leader
2012-05-08 Philippines: Miners and military create refugees
2012-05-08 Vedanta charges ahead in India
2012-05-01 Vedanta casts more oil on troubled Indian waters
2012-04-24 Rio Tinto gets no Medals from its critics
2012-04-18 Indonesian mine workers bludgeoned by state security forces
2012-04-11 Doe Run, déjà vu?
2012-04-02 CARBON in CONFLICT
2012-03-27 Lawyer prepares silicosis class action suit against top South Africa miners
2012-03-14 When it rains, it pours for BHP
2012-03-06 BHP Billiton threatens to shift multi-billion coal investment to Indonesia
2012-03-06 South Africa's implacable labouring foes
2012-03-06 Canada:Vale to blame for double mine fatalities, claims Union
2012-02-28 South Africa: Three die in Impala mine violence
2012-02-14 Striking stories - from Canada & Australia
2012-01-31 Canadian Rio Tinto lockout nears one month
2012-01-16 Papua: Further killings at world's biggest gold-copper mine
2011-12-20 Papuan Miners End Strike against Freeport-Rio Tinto
2011-12-12 Massey Energy fined US$10.8 million for worst mining disaster in 40 years
2011-12-12 Coal mining has killed 90 Mexicans since 2006
2011-11-21 S.Africa's gold miners denied access to silicosis checks
2011-11-14 Zambia: Workers detail abuse in Chinese-owned mines
2011-11-14 US miners continue being sacrificed to coal
2011-11-08 Papua: Freeport-Rio Tinto labour battles have no end in sight
2011-10-31 Canadian miner breaks conflict resolution process with Mexican workforce
2011-10-25 Protesters, Colombian leader, target BHP Billiton's AGM
2011-10-25 Australian coal blasting stopped until risk 'acceptable'
2011-10-25 Papuans struggle - and die - as mining conflict intensifies
2011-10-25 Albanian miners blasted in chrome mine explosion
2011-10-18 Ghanaians demand justice from gold miners
2011-10-18 Massey employee convicted in Upper Big Branch mine investigation
2011-10-18 Unity is Strength: The Workers' Movement in China 2009-2011
2011-10-18 Striking Freeport miners shot dead in Indonesian strike
2011-10-10 "King Cobra"'s election in Zambia bites Chinese mining firms
2011-10-05 Freeport, Rio Tinto battle with workers
2011-09-26 Striking Bangladesh coal workers achieve some success
2011-09-26 Georgia's Big Steal
2011-09-26 South Africa gold miners sue Anglo American in London
2011-09-19 Papua: Freeport-Rio Tinto workers are on strike - again
2011-09-06 Bangladesh: Remembering the Phulbari killings
2011-08-30 BHP posts mining industry's biggest-ever profits
2011-08-08 Two-week strike ends at Escondida in Chile
2011-08-08 Strike shuts down Canada-owned gold mine in Suriname
2011-08-08 South African mineworkers wage war on economic injustices
2011-07-25 Africa's uranium industry "threatens people and nature"
2011-07-18 Codelco workers on 24-hour strike against privatisation and dismissals in Chile
2011-07-11 Freeport Indonesia Mine Workers Start Strike
2011-07-11 For South Africa's sickened gold miners, a long wait for justice
2011-07-04 Massey accused of criminal acts leading to US mine disaster
2011-07-04 Colombia: Vale threatens heart of mineworker's union
2011-07-04 ICEM Condemns Tactics in Australia Coal Talks
2011-06-13 Hundreds march to save Blair Mountain
2011-06-07 Union organizing undermined by Excellon Resources in Mexico
2011-05-30 Policing Chile's copper
2011-05-24 Voisey's Bay Report: A Victory for Workers
2011-05-10 Chinese coal mine cover-up
2011-04-27 Concessions and counter attack mark Anglo American AGM
2011-04-27 Renco files for arbitration against Peru over Andean smelter
2011-04-12 Chile: Pollution and gas leak hit community
2011-04-04 Global Unions to hold Chile accountable on mine safety
2011-03-14 US mountain-top removal prompts legal action
2011-02-14 Social Movements Fight Mining (and protect the paramos!) in Colombia
2011-02-14 US Appeals court revives case against Drummond
2011-02-14 Four Mexican Miners' Union members illegally detained
2010-12-27 ILO asks Venezuela government to release secretary general of Sintraferrominera
2010-12-13 Police attack strikers against planned mine near Conococha Lake, Peru
2010-10-10 Canada: Taxpayers, Unions, outraged at $1 billion loan to Vale
2010-09-20 No sign of an end to the Cananea conflict
2010-08-22 Peruvian workers revolt against Chinese mine control
2010-08-16 Zambia miners reject Vale
2010-08-16 Mining "accidents" may be increasing
2010-07-24 Massey mine workers disabled safety monitor
2010-07-04 Global trade unions demand sustainability and justice
2010-06-26 US: Massey tries escaping penalties for killing employees
2010-06-19 Australian union declares uranium to be the new "asbestos"
2010-06-11 Grupo Mexico Enters Cananea After Police Break Rally
2010-05-29 Evidence given of duplicity at Massey mine in Congressional Hearing, US
2010-05-23 Victory for locked out workers at Rio Tinto mine in Boron
2010-05-20 ICEM Commends Liberian Affiliate for Opposing Vale Investment
2010-05-20 At least 66 dead in Russian coal mining disaster
2010-05-07 Massey stocks plummet on criminal probe news
2010-05-01 International Open Letter of Those Affected by Vale
2010-04-24 Squeaky - but far from clean
2010-04-24 Rio Tinto confronts critics from across the world
2010-03-18 Vale pseudo-negotiations condemned, as union rejects company's latest offer
2010-03-02 Labour groups rally around locked out Rio Tinto borax miners
2010-02-23 Australian coal miners call 3-day strike against Xstrata
2010-02-07 Rio Tinto dispute set to go international
2010-02-07 Russian giant will sack more than 700 Jamaican employees
2010-01-31 Grupo Mexico offers new deal to end Cananea strike
2010-01-31 Chile's president-elect pushes part-privatization of world's biggest copper company
2010-01-11 Voisey's bay nickel strike talks falter once more
2009-12-14 CARRYING CARBON TO COPENHAGEN: EU & UK
2009-11-16 Striking miners at BHP's Spence mine dig in heels
2009-11-09 Global campaign against Vale gains momentum
2009-09-01 Vale moots using scabs to break Canadian strike
2009-08-25 Vale strikes in Canada could last into 2010
2009-08-03 Canada's Vale workers go south in protest
2009-05-27 Peru: Doe on the run again
2009-05-27 Tanzania fails to implement mine tax reform, as Barrick comes under fire
2009-05-05 London Calling regrets a lost opportunity for coal mine workers
2009-04-06 Rejecting the marginalization of women in the Indian mining sector
2009-03-11 Miners unite in protest at threat to Mexican mineworkers' leader
2009-02-23 US: Indigenous peoples demand green careers and communities
2009-02-10 Mexico seeks extradition of exiled miners' leader, while communities close mine in Oaxaca - Mexico solicita extradición de sindicalista Urrutia; comunidades clausuran mina en Ocotlán, Oaxaca
2009-02-10 Canada's Indigenous Rights record slammed, as Norway revises upwards is corporate social responsiblity policy
2009-02-02 Mining recession's human costs
2009-02-02 Botswana's diamonds are fast losing their shine
2009-01-26 South African Mine Deaths Fall to Lowest on Record
2009-01-19 Is this the end of mining as we know it?
2009-01-07 Colombia: Seven year long peoples' struggle achieves a victory
2008-12-22 Tunisian mineworkers jailed after "travesty of justice"
2008-12-22 Faced with crisis, Brazil's Vale asks for relaxation of labour laws - Protestan contra despidos de Vale
2008-12-22 Mexican strike shuts world's top silver pit after "illegal" arrests - Paro en mina de plata más grande luego de detención "ilegal"
2008-12-15 Will Rio Tinto ever learn?
2008-11-24 Giant Mines Scramble to Cut Output
2008-11-24 Vedanta: copper pie in the Zambian sky?
2008-11-17 Tunisia: Journalist condemned as "criminal" for reporting mine demonstration
2008-11-10 Hidden Cost Of China's Coal Is $250 Bln – Survey
2008-09-29 The attrition behind China's economic "miracle"
2008-09-16 Brazil, Canadian, mining unions agree on mutual support
2008-08-25 China advances workers' rights
2008-08-19 Two miners killed, many hurt in Bolivia tin clash - Dos mineros muertos, verios heridos en lucha por el estaño
2008-07-09 Indian workers strike, as Rio Tinto envisages multi-billion profits from new mine
2008-07-01 Peruvian miners ready for nationwide strike
2008-05-26 New workers' accord aimed at Teck Cominco
2007-07-14 Latin American update
2007-06-29 China update
2007-06-29 Colombia update
2007-06-23 South Africa update
2007-06-15 China update
2007-06-01 Latin America Update
2007-05-12 Latin America update
2007-05-02 Latin American update
2007-04-27 Latin American update
2007-04-26 A Victory in West Papua
2007-04-20 Massive strike halts production at giant copper mine in Indonesia
2007-04-20 The real face of the Tatas: a Tata rap sheet
2007-04-14 Africa Update
2007-03-30 Africa update
2007-03-24 Latin American Update
2007-03-15 Securing our children's world
2007-03-13 Steelworkers strike for basic rights at Iron Ore company of Canada
2007-02-24 Colombia Special - Edición especial Colombia
2007-02-13 Vedanta Update
2007-02-08 Africa update
2007-01-25 Latin American Update
2007-01-25 Vedanta update
2006-12-14 Latin American Update

Workers Theme

2014-09-28 London Calling pours scorn on Anil Agarwal's "Pauline Conversion"
2014-08-21 China: The tragedy of the village that built Kunshan Zhongrong
2014-08-21 Hundreds of women demand a People-Centred Agenda for SADC
2014-08-04 Activists protest at Vedanta's 2014 AGM over alleged illegalities
2014-06-25 Colombia's Cerrejon Coal: "an abusive marriage, full of machismo"
2014-06-24 South African mineworkers end strike, but bleak outlook remains
2014-05-20 Turkish mine disaster: Town under uprising lockdown, dozens arrested
2014-05-14 Turkish mine disaster: eighteen arrested
2014-03-30 Industrial unrest at mines in the Andes
2014-03-03 London Calling the shots - on Aussie mines and China's streets
2014-02-07 Burma: Mining threats continue
2014-02-02 South Africa: Murder trial highlights the plight of women miners
2013-11-19 Vale handed tax amnesty at home, but brickbats abroad
2013-11-09 More woes for Barrick Gold as Pascua Lama suspended
2013-10-02 Afghan miners killed in coal mine collapse
2013-09-01 Justice eludes Marikana miners a year after massacre
2013-05-21 London Calling on a Tale of Two Disasters
2013-05-21 Chinese protests mount as province suspends coal production
2013-04-28 Six million Chinese workers are victims of pneumoconiosis
2013-04-01 Tibet landslide buries 83 gold miners; China mine blast kills 28
2013-02-25 Politics hamper bid to unlock French coal mine gas riches
2013-02-11 A call to 'prove that mines develop South Africa'
2013-01-28 More deaths around Freeport's notorious Grasberg mine
2012-12-11 Asbestos: International protest to WHO falls on death ears
2012-11-19 Canadian Unions go to court over use of temporary workers at BC coal mine
2012-11-19 Ministry Issues 41 Orders at Site of Vale Mine Fatalities
2012-11-11 Canada's Nevsun challenged over alleged abuses in Eritrea
2012-10-16 Italian court imposes clean-up deadline on cement plant
2012-10-16 Chinese workers will carry coals for Canada
2012-09-18 South Africa: no sign of resolution to labour-based conflicts
2012-09-12 Nationalisation - no help in ending Bolivian mine fight
2012-08-28 Counting the Costs of South Africa's Marikana Massacre
2012-08-21 DR Congo mine collapse kills at least 60
2012-08-06 India's big power blackout: Why coal hasn't been a savior
2012-07-17 US pro-coal companies turn to even dirtier tactics
2012-07-03 US: Further legislation will curb dependence on coal
2012-06-19 Bolivia: to nationalise or not?
2012-05-15 Sierra Leone civil society demands action over violence and killing in African Minerals lease area
2012-05-01 Worker riot at African Minerals' Sierra Leone mine turns deadly
2012-04-24 Anglo American workers and shareholders demand silicosis compensation
2012-03-06 Freeport-Rio Tinto halts operations once again at Papuan mine
2012-02-28 Eritrea: Where did Nevsun's gold go?
2012-02-20 World's biggest asbestos trial sees two billionaires sentenced to prison
2011-12-12 Is Canadian mining company defending the indefensible in Eritrea?
2011-11-14 China: Yunnan gas-leak mine was 'illegal'
2011-10-05 Miner dies at UK Coal Yorkshire colliery
2011-09-26 Don't forget the victims of dust - they also suffered
2011-09-19 Mining disaster returns to Wales
2011-09-12 Human bricks in China's walls
2011-09-12 Tsunami-battered steel town faces extinction
2011-08-30 Miner "transferred" after exposing inhuman conditions at Ukraine disaster mine
2011-08-30 Vedanta guilty of violations at Indian copper smelter
2011-08-08 Ukraine: the world's deadliest coal
2011-08-08 Mineworkers’ Leader Gunned Down in Colombia
2011-08-01 Ukraine coal mine disasters claim at least 27 lives
2011-07-11 Italian court seeks 20-year terms for asbestos poisoners
2011-06-28 Mendoza province suspends $4.6 bln Vale project, Argentina
2011-05-30 US Pension funds demand justice from Massey Energy
2011-05-24 Glencore: the monster has landed!
2011-05-02 ThyssenKrupp's Italian CEO convicted of homicide
2011-04-12 Zambia drops shooting charges against Chinese mine bosses
2011-03-14 India's "Corporate Socialism" enjoys a tax orgy
2011-03-01 Brazil: is iron/steel recycling on the rebound?
2011-03-01 China Plans To Rein In Heavy Metal Pollution
2011-02-21 More revolutions must come!
2011-02-21 Statement from the AlterNATIVE Mining Indaba 2011
2011-01-31 Colombia: Explosion kills 21 Coal Miners
2011-01-25 76% of Quebeckers oppose government financing for the Jeffrey asbestos mine
2011-01-17 Bosses charged in Zambia mine shooting skip court
2011-01-10 Shanghai Pushing Gold to $1,600 Thwarts Fight to Shut Mines
2010-12-27 ILO asks Venezuela government to release secretary general of Sintraferrominera
2010-12-27 Is this the "new face" of Chinese mining in Africa?
2010-12-21 Appalachian Coal: An Insult to Their Memory
2010-12-21 How many Chinese lives is a Westerner's worth?
2010-12-13 Asian anti-asbestos delegation headed to Quebec
2010-12-06 China's coal industry urgently requires reform
2010-11-29 Bolivia says it will stand up to threat of arbitration over stalled metals plant
2010-11-22 Zambia: behind the Collum coal mine shootings
2010-10-25 Chile post the "miracle": sordid allegations emerge
2010-10-25 Zambia: Chinese managers arrested for shooting protesting mineworkers
2010-10-18 Many mining deaths go unrecorded: ICEM
2010-10-18 Chile's mendacious "miracle"
2010-10-10 South Africa's "unbearable contradictions"
2010-10-10 Bolivian metals plant can't be re-opened, says mining expert
2010-10-04 Pit mine collapse kills 6, injures 3 and 4 missing-Burundi
2010-10-04 Trapped: Workers for Chile's ill-fated mining company face another kind of disaster
2010-10-04 Indian court orders closure of Vedanta's "polluting" copper plant
2010-10-04 Is this the 'death knell for asbestos'?
2010-09-05 UK safety organisation makes an appalling error
2010-09-05 Trapped: The Chilean Mining Tragedy
2010-08-30 In north China, corruption rules the coal mines
2010-08-22 A Bolivian silver mine protest is called off
2010-08-08 Peru cancels US mining company's smelter license
2010-08-02 Bolivian workers take over plant, threatening to unseat Atlas
2010-07-17 More lead poisoning and slave labour reported from China
2010-07-17 The Dark Side of Colombian Gold
2010-07-04 Zimbabwe to start diamond exports despite Kimberley Process deadlock
2010-06-19 Peruvian workers launch blockade, reject relocation program in La Oroya
2010-06-11 Zimbabwe meets diamond trade standards - monitor
2010-06-04 African mining may be driving TB epidemic: study
2010-04-18 Mexico's Amber Miners Risk Their Lives for $12 a Day
2010-04-18 The Great US Coal Disaster
2010-04-08 Blood on the Coal: a special feature
2010-03-31 Black and White Unite against Dirty SA coal
2010-03-24 Mexico's mining giant indicted by workers
2010-03-02 Response on Tata Steel & Salwa Judum
2010-03-02 Widows of miners killed in blast sue Grupo Mexico
2010-03-02 Labour groups rally around locked out Rio Tinto borax miners
2010-02-23 Australian coal miners call 3-day strike against Xstrata
2010-02-23 London Calling deplores the gilding of Tata's tarnished image
2010-02-23 Asia Inhales While the West Bans the Deadly Carcinogen
2010-02-15 China: Work safety gaps suffocate miners
2010-02-15 Gemstones: A rough cut
2010-02-15 Western Shoshone return to court, citing violations by Barrick Gold
2010-02-15 The Quest for Responsible Small-scale Gold Mining
2010-02-15 Mining lobby group advocates engaging with artisanal miners
2010-01-25 Call to 1st International Meeting for Those Affected by Vale
2010-01-11 Peruvian organisation may expel polluting US firm
2009-12-14 Turin trial opens over asbestos deaths
2009-12-14 CARRYING CARBON TO COPENHAGEN: EU & UK
2009-11-23 AngloGold Ashanti says goodbye to Suárez, Colombia
2009-11-23 Indian network seeks ban on all asbestos imports from Canada
2009-11-09 Burma's junta gets richer as villagers become poorer
2009-11-02 With Smelter Shut, Peru Mulls Zero Tariff On Lead
2009-10-26 London Calling applauds a Hunt for market truths
2009-10-19 Major US conservation group joins Alaska anti-mine campaign
2009-10-19 Ghana conference makes major demands for sustainability, human rights
2009-10-13 Cutting back dirty Chinese metals output may actually increase it: analyst
2009-09-29 Vedanta: another "mishap", more workers up in arms
2009-09-29 Peruvian congress grants Doe Run 30-month extension on cleanup deadline
2009-09-27 Vedanta accused of illegally constructing death-dealing Indian power plant
2009-09-14 Explosion at China mine kills dozens
2009-09-01 Stealing Vedanta's limelight: a report of the 2009 AGM
2009-08-25 Court Orders Codelco To Compensate Workers Suffering From Silicosis
2009-08-10 Painted into a deadly corner: lead's global curse
2009-08-10 Australia: Lead miner continues violating law
2009-08-10 Peru: Is this Doe's final run?
2009-08-03 Grupo Mexico: Workers' campaign crosses borders
2009-07-20 Vedanta Damned
2009-07-20 London Calling raises some awkward questions about Chinese arrests
2009-07-16 Colombia: Attack on Labour rights by contracting agency for El Cerrejon mine
2009-07-16 New report exposes China's Labour attrition
2009-06-22 Indonesia disaster claims many victims
2009-06-08 South Africa: Harmony ripped apart as scores of miners die
2009-02-23 Anglo American to cut 19,000 jobs as mining boom ends
2008-12-02 Peru: Policeman killed in protests at Casapalca mine; Huancabamba Authorities criticise Río Blanco EIR - Estalla Casapalca y deja víctima mortal; Autoridades de Huancabamba presentan observaciones a E
2008-11-10 Hidden Cost Of China's Coal Is $250 Bln – Survey
2008-07-20 Girls in Mining
2008-07-20 End mineral resource plunders in Africa!
2008-05-26 New workers' accord aimed at Teck Cominco
2008-02-04 China update
2008-02-03 Corporate and smallscale miners vie for gold in Paraguay
2008-02-01 Canada Uranium update
2008-01-30 Ghana mining hits a trough - who's to blame?
2008-01-25 Latin America UpDate
2008-01-15 Europe's steel lobby issues threat with global implications
2008-01-10 Latin America update
2008-01-05 China update
2008-01-04 Latin America update
2007-12-22 FILM REVIEW: Mountains of trouble
2007-12-21 BOOK REVIEW: Marching on in defence of communities
2007-12-20 Brazilian roundup
2007-12-14 Diamond mining halted at Sierra Leone's Koidu mine - but only after two protesters die
2007-12-05 Balco resorting to contract labour
2007-12-03 A Big Victory for a small island: London Calling commemorates
2007-11-30 China going big - while still going small
2007-11-12 Latin America update
2007-11-12 Tanzanian workers seek court order against Barrick Gold
2007-11-10 Risky Business: Those caught digging for themselves are often shot
2007-11-09 Town built on asbestos downplays health risks
2007-11-05 Undermining Zambia's development
2007-10-30 Barrick mine in Taznania stalled by strike
2007-10-25 World's biggest miner holds annual meeting - so what happened?
2007-10-23 Africa update: huge new investments, no change for the better
2007-10-11 China special: CLB report on public interest legislation
2007-09-27 Asbestos update: appeal to World Bank
2007-08-30 US update
2007-08-30 China update
2007-08-24 China update
2007-08-18 Unnatural deaths: a seemingly endless, bitter, round
2007-08-10 Toxic legacy still ruins Canadian lives
2007-07-25 China Update
2007-07-25 South Africa Update
2007-07-20 Uranium update
2007-07-18 Is HIV a time bomb under the mining industry?
2007-07-17 China Update
2007-07-14 Latin American update
2007-07-12 Canada Update
2007-07-03 Canada update
2007-07-03 South Asia update
2007-06-29 Colombia update
2007-06-29 China update
2007-06-23 South Africa update
2007-06-15 China update
2007-06-11 Tibet update
2007-06-10 Central Asia update
2007-06-08 US Update
2007-06-08 Anglo Platinum condemned for safety violations while relocations seem fated to continue
2007-06-08 Doing good for the people of Bougainville
2007-06-01 Latin America Update
2007-05-25 Yet another terrible accident in Siberia
2007-05-12 Latin America update
2007-05-02 Latin American update
2007-04-27 Latin American update
2007-04-26 A Victory in West Papua
2007-04-20 Massive strike halts production at giant copper mine in Indonesia
2007-04-20 The real face of the Tatas: a Tata rap sheet
2007-04-14 Africa Update
2007-04-10 Indonesian Tropical Island Torn apart by Tin Mining
2007-03-30 US update
2007-03-30 Africa update
2007-03-25 Philippines update
2007-03-24 Latin American Update
2007-03-15 Securing our children's world
2007-03-13 Africa update
2007-03-13 Steelworkers strike for basic rights at Iron Ore company of Canada
2007-02-28 Latin American Update
2007-02-24 Colombia Special - Edición especial Colombia
2007-02-17 Philippines update
2007-02-13 Vedanta Update
2007-02-08 Africa update
2007-02-05 Demand for Ramu review
2007-01-30 Microsoft's Vista could harm health in developing countries
2007-01-29 China Update
2007-01-25 Vedanta update
2007-01-25 Latin American Update
2007-01-19 Jamaica bauxite battle continrues
2007-01-12 Another possible cancer link to Rio Tinto
2006-12-15 Blood in the stones
2006-12-14 Latin American Update
2006-01-19 China Update

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