There have been two giant wins for democracy, human rights, and the environment in an unlikely spot: the small, embattled nation of El Salvador. What lessons can be learned, and can nations and activists build on these two victories?
On 30th March 2017 legislators in El Salvador approved a blanket ban on all metal mining activities in the country – the first country in the world to do so.
Against overwhelming odds, El Salvador won its long battle for water.
After a 12-year struggle, Salvadoran lawmakers voted to ban mining for metals.
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280 Organizations with over 180 million members worldwide tell OceanaGold to abandon lost suit against El Salvador and “Pack Up and Pay Up”
The organisations are demanding OceanaGold pay El Salvador the $8 million an investor-state tribunal ruled they were owed.
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There’s an opportunity now to link racial, economic, and climate justice issues and galvanize a larger audience, Janet Redman told the Real News Network.
This summer’s International Labour Conference is our chance to initiate an intersectional view of supply chains.
Peabody Energy filed for bankruptcy today, but its top executives will still be enjoying the millions they pocketed before the collapse of coal.
Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.
Join this roundtable discussion with El Salvador’s Deputy Attorney for the Human Rights Ombudsman Office, Yanira Cortez about mining.
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Join IPS Associate Fellow, Manuel Pérez-Rocha as he presents at Left Forum 2013 on resistance to mega mining across the Americas.