Mining

Memorials To Be Held For Victims Of Disaster Which Wiped Out A Generation From One Village

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of one of the worst industrial disasters to ever take place in the UK. On the morning of October 21, 1966, the small...

Disaster Which Wiped A Generation From Welsh Village Remembered In New Documentary

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK

On October 21, 1966, one of the worst industrial disasters to ever take place in the UK left a small village in south Wales devastated. Aberfan lost a...

Brassed Off: Class War Drama Is A Class Act On The Yorkshire Stage

Rob Atkinson | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rob Atkinson

As a fine piece of theatre, Brassed Off is strongly recommended and deservedly attracted the attention of the local BBC Look North programme, which prominently featured the production in the middle of its run. But as a raw and gritty slice-of-life take on some of the most troubled times anyone can remember since the last war, it's genuinely important - and a very timely reminder of the industrial heritage we all still share.

Profits Prioritised Over Protest and Dissent Dismissed for Dividends - Business and State Prove a Toxic Mix in Latin America

Thomas Hughes | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Thomas Hughes

States, businesses, and global civil society must take action to neutralise this pandemic of violence and threats and to integrate a human rights approach into the interactions between the state, business, and civil society. Environmental human rights defenders cannot continue to be collateral damage for the share prices of multinationals or the whims of government.

Britain's New African Empire

Mark Curtis | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

We need to radically rethink the notion that Britain is helping Africa to develop. The UK's large aid programme is, among other things, being used to promote African policies from which British corporations will further profit. British policy in Africa, and indeed that of African elites, needs to be challenged and substantially changed if we are serious about promoting long term economic development on the continent.

One Dead In Serious Gas Blow-Out' At One Of Europe's Deepest Mines

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK
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A man has died after after a gas 'blow-out' at one of Europe's deepest mines, situated in the north-east of England. The incident occurred overnight a...

A Death on the Wild Coast: Murder and Mining in South Africa

Charlotte Allan | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Charlotte Allan

Global days of activism, such as today, therefore highlight the power of those who do have such facilities, in helping intimidated communities such as Xolobeni's in spreading the message of activism for them.

The Death of Coal Mining in Britain Is About More Than Industry - It's About People, Families

Jody Thompson | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK
Jody Thompson

While all the news reports are focussing on how coal literally fuelled the industrial revolution, how at one point, one million miners were working in pits, how Big Coal is now over and heavy industry all but kaput in the UK, no one is really talking about how coal mining built communities, cultures, families, memories. My memories.

Debate Rages on in Nevada Over "Groom Mine" Beside Area 51

James Mahon | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK
James Mahon

35,000 Britons are employed in mining. An industry with a strong industrial past that still remains a major contributor to the British economy estimat...

Who's Monitoring Deep-Sea Mining?

Phil Pauley | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Tech
Phil Pauley

Due to a lack of suitable technology, there's been a lack of activity in deep-sea mining since HMS Challenger first discovered seabed minerals in 1873. But huge investment in emerging technologies is likely to make commercial mining a reality within a few years.

'Murderer': Peruvians Label President Over Mine Protest Deaths

Israel Butler | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Politics
Israel Butler

People are angry with President Humala, who they say is in the pocket of Southern Copper: 'Our politicians are corrupt. The president refuses to listen to the protestors because he and others take bribes from the mine'. Another passer-by blames the government: 'My two boys are policemen. The government should make Southern Copper leave. Instead, Humala makes us kill each other.'

A Woman in Mining: a Personal Journey

Froydis Cameron-Johansson | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Froydis Cameron-Johansson

Within the mining sector there are lots of opportunities for women, not only to take on the traditional operations positions as engineers, mechanics, general managers but also in the ever growing non-technical disciplines like safety, health, environment, and risk management.

Time to Rescue the Corporate Lords of the Flies From Themselves

Ben Phillips | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Ben Phillips

The lack of any meaningful restraining power over the 1% is not just bad for the rest of us - it is in the end even bad for them. On deeper inspection, it seems corporate titans may be little more than oversized Lords of the Flies, who need to be rescued from themselves. When we talk about shifting power away from them, we really are doing it for their own good.

I Definitely Do - Why You Should Only Buy Fairtrade Gold

Harriet Lamb | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Harriet Lamb

It is one of the great scandals of our time that in 2014 small-scale miners of such a precious metal should work in appalling, dangerous conditions for less than $1 a day. Because that is the sad truth hidden away deep underground.

Where Did Our Money Go? Let Twitter Find Out!

Loren Treisman | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

You may wonder how social media could possibly be used to improve access to critical services like healthcare in Africa, a continent where only 8.6% of the population are online. Activists in Nigeria are doing just that.

Rosia Montana: Learning From the EU on Legal Frameworks for Mining and Minerals

Catalin Hosu | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

Few journals noticed the importance of the 2014 Raw Materials Conference held in Athens, Greece, in June; especially for countries like Romania, barin...

A Global View on Responsible Mining - a reality in the 21st century

Catalin Hosu | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

In the past years, there has been a massive movement against mining in general and against gold mining throughout the world. The voices that stand aga...

Did Turkish PM Erdoğan Slap A Female Protester In Soma?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Footage has emerged apparently showing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan getting into scuffle in a crowd of protesters in the mining disast...

These Pictures Show Just How Angry Turkey Is About The Mine Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Sorrow has turned to fury in the wake of Turkey's worst mining disaster in its history, with the death toll after the tragedy now at 274, with a furth...

These 33 Turkish Mining Explosion Pictures Are Terrifying

Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

More than 200 people are thought to have died in a mine blast in Turkey, with hundreds still missing. The disaster happened in the town of Soma on ...

Almost Two Thirds of Romanians Say "YES" to Mining

Catalin Hosu | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

For centuries, mining has been the backbone of Romanian life - a large proportion of the country has relied on this tradition as a vital source of income and employment since Roman times. It is therefore no surprise to hear that today almost two in every three Romanians are in favour of mining.

Roşia Montană Needs Investment and Mining Before It Can Be a World Heritage Site

Dragos Tanase | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Dragos Tanase

Romania's mining tradition dates back over 2,000 years to Roman times and has been the backbone of many of its communities ever since. There can be no doubt that our country's history and archaeology deserves both recognition and preservation.

The Extractive Industries: The Case for Greater Transparency

Ann McKechin | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

The perennial paradox of international development is that countries with the most plentiful natural resources - whether oil, gas or diamonds - often tend to be relatively poor, undemocratic and economically stagnant...

Rosia Montana and Dirty Politics

Stephen McGrath | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen McGrath

Rosia Montana is an ancient Romanian village sitting on Europe's largest gold deposit: 315 tonnes of a metal that currently fetches around $1,200 per ...

RMGC's Adverts Deemed Unlawful and Banned

Stephen McGrath | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK
Stephen McGrath

Romania's National Council for Audio Visual (CNA), whose job it is to ensure that TV and radio stations operate in an environment of free speech, resp...