Category Archives: mining

Majority World exhibition in Rome: Justice in Focus

IDLO Photo Exhibition in Rome Farnesina Porte Aperte 2015 22 – 29 May 2015 IDLO’s photo exhibition “In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda” will form part of this year’s initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International … Continue reading

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In pictures: India coal fires

Underground fires have been burning in the small dusty coal town of Jharia in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand for more than 80 years now. All efforts to put out the fires have been in vain. Photos: ©Arindam Mukherjee: … Continue reading

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Phulbari: Santa visits GCM Resources, but investors are left wanting

By Harriet Dennys, City Diary Editor Telegraph Environmental activist Ashley Feils was evicted from the GCM Resources AGM after presenting chairman Gerard Holden with a stocking full of coal

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Post-apartheid South Africa kills its miners

by rahnuma ahmed The first photograph, taken by Peter Magubane, the renowned black South African photographer whose visual documentation of apartheid earned him the tribute of being a “one man truth squad” — had shocked me. I saw it first … Continue reading

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“We don’t want coal mine”

Documentary Film by Nasrin Siraj Annie Duration: 23 Min. Research, narration and direction: Nasrin Siraj Annie Subject: Social movement against the establishment of an open pit coal mine in Northwest of Bangladesh. Venue: Drik Gallery Address: H# 58, R# 15A … Continue reading

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South Africa Mine Killings: Thousands Protest

  South African police reveal 34 miners died and 78 were wounded when armed officers opened fire on strikers By KEITH GLADDIS Link showing video of shooting and protest (graphic content) Police in South Africa say 34 miners were killed and another 78 … Continue reading

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Not for art’s sake

Abstract of keynote presentation given at National University of Taiwan 8th January 2012. Taipei Subscribe to ShahidulNews One of the videos presented. A compilation from several videos on major protests in 2011 Long before CSR had become a buzzword and … Continue reading

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De-energising Bangladesh

by rahnuma ahmed In the end, treachery will betray even itself. Roman proverb When the prime minister, the finance minister etc., not known for being democratically-oriented, feel obliged to respond publicly according to the terms and conditions set by the … Continue reading

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