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Brazil mine waste dam collapse: The “announced tragedy” of Brumadinho reveals the cracks of a dangerous extractivist model
Together with its partners on the ground, CIDSE joins in solidarity the victims of this terrible socio-environmental disaster and reflects on prevention measures.
Colonialism with its hegemonic construct and the patriarchal and racist ideologies inherent to it did not accept alternative ways of living. Instead its faith in the superiority of Western ways of thinking justified the violent destruction of the original economic, social and ecological balance in all regions of the world it invaded. Colonialism propagated an alienation from nature and an ecocide which nowadays finds its continuation in extractivism.
All around the world in recent years we have witnessed the intensification of the over-exploitation of our natural resources through mining, intensive agriculture, large-scale fishing, logging and expansion of oil and gas extraction. This extractivist capitalist model is driven by the unsustainable consumption and speculation of rich nations and the world's elites, who meld together in big multi-national corporations.
Interview with Sammy Gamboa from Freedom from Debt Coalition in the Philippines, an organisation conducting policy advocacy work and campaigns to realize a common framework and agenda for economic development, opposing to large-scale mining and acting for climate justice. Sammy has been involved with the organisation for several years and in several movements for social justice. We met him in Brussels and discussed some of his ideas for the shift needed in society, moving away from the exploitation of nature and social instability and inequalities.
Public letter following the Meeting of Communities Impacted by Mining in Latin America, which took place in Brasilia from August 7 to 10, 2018. The meeting was co-organized by the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), the Iglesias y Minería network, CIDSE, and the Department of Justice and Solidarity (DEJUSOL) of CELAM. (Available in EN / ES).
After the vote of the European Parliament on sustainable finance, we reflect on the missing measures in the field of investments to prevent the loss of many lives and the disruption of communities.
Dirty Profits 6 report released by Facing Finance highlights the investments of ten European banks in transnational extractive companies such as Glencore, Vale, Rio Tinto and others, which continuously violate human rights and the environment.
A report on extractivism and rights in Andean countries by APRODEH, Broederlijk Delen, Colectivo de Abogados, CEDHU and CEDIB, March 2018
A conversation with Mirtha Vásquez, a lawyer with GRUFIDES in Cajamarca, Peru.
The mining model, as implemented in Brazil, of promoting the extraction of natural resources by the state in conjunction with transnational companies has caused countless socio-environmental conflicts. Mining profoundly modifies production and reproduction in life in the surrounding area, deepening inequality, as does patriarchy, destroying community ways of life and causing an immense environmental impact through the intensive use of electricity and water.