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Moving Mountains: Communities Confront Mining and Globalization

Edited By: Geoff Evans, James Goodman and Nina Lansbury

Zed Books

Paperback | Aug 2002 | #133526 | ISBN: 184277199X
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Hardback | Aug 2002 | #133525 | ISBN: 1842771981
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Transnational mining companies are key agents of corporate globalization. They are often larger than national economies, and dominate governments, local peoples and their environments. In response, affected communities and non-government organizations are creating new agendas for change and justice. In this text, contributors discuss strategies and key issues. Indigenous people affected by mining describe their first-hand experiences of the predatory nature of transnational mining corporations. Campaigners discuss ways of regulating mining and using financial power to ensure environmental and social protection. Other topics include corporate public relations and "green wash", and how campaigns from labour, national liberation, indigenous, human rights and environmental organizations, can force corporate accountability.


Part I Contexts: predatory corporations, David Korten; political economy of mining, Peter Colley; politicizing finance, Geoff Evans, James Goodman and Nina Lansbury;repressive mining in West Papua, Danny Kennedy and Abigail Abrash. Part II Structures: indigenous sovereignty and century zinc, Alison Harwood; mining water, survival and the Diavik Diamond mine, Catherine Coumans; when corporations want to cuddle, Bob Burton. Part III Challenges: minin, self-determination and Bougainville, Moses Havini and Vikki Johns; corporate imperialism in the Philippines, Antonio Tujan Jr; mineworkers on the offensive, Jean McSorley and Rick Fowler; engagement or confrontation?, Ruth Phillips; mining uranium and indigenous Australians - the fight for Jabiluka, Jacqui Katona. Part IV Alternatives: an international regulatory framework?, Geoff Evans, Gabrielle Russell and Rory Sullivan; strategies for change - what next?, Sara Wright.

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Geoff Evans is director of the Mineral Policy Institute, Sydney, Australia, and an environmental scientist and social ecologist who has worked on mining and environmental justice issues. James Goodman lectures at the University of Technology, Sydney, and is an active campaigner. Nina Lansbury is the research coordinator at the Mineral Policy Institute. The Contributors include representatives of indigenous people affected by mining, campaigners and researchers. They include David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World.

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