What to do when we run out of gold? Re-claiming the post-mining landscape – a vision for the West Rand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Griet Juwet and Marjolein Lyssens

 

THE IMPACT OF MORE THAN ONE CENTURY OF GOLD-MINING IN THE WEST RAND

Mining in the West Rand


Pronouncement of the People's Summit (Cumbre de los Pueblos Cajamarca). Celendín, October 25th 2014

On October 25th 2014, urban, rural, peasant and indigenous community members, leaders, activists and authorities from different parts of Peru gathered in Celendín, Cajamarca region, and agreed upon a powerful pronouncement with important claims and announcements the Peruvian state and the international community, and particularly to the COP20 Climate Summit and the alternative People's Summit in Lima.

 

WE WORK TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM, DEFEND OUR TERRITORIES, LIFE AND MOTHER EARTH, AND CONSTRUCT ´BUEN VIVIR´*


Romania: The Certej mining project began illegally, without construction permits

October 16th, Cluj Napoca/ Romania – Deva Gold, a subsidiary of the murky Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold, illegally started construction works for the development of the cyanide based Certej mine, despite not having acquired any of the relevant permits from the appropriate institutions. Thus the process of cyanide leaching in Romania is on its way.


Stop the gold rush!

Hey, big spender! China’s first gold vending machine – it dispenses coins and ba

Richard Swift argues that our appetite for the shiny metal is both pointless and dangerous.


End toxic mines in Europe! Press Release on the Bang! Ban Cyanide campaign

BANG! Ban Cyanide Campagne

"End toxic mines in Europe!


Guatemalan Court Rules in Favor of Indigenous People Over Goldcorp Mining in Sipacapa

A Guatemalan court ruled in favor of the indigenous people of the municipality of Sipacapa over transnational mining in the area. The court says the Guatemalan government must respect the right to information and consultation with the local population before granting any kind of mining permits.


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