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Blockadia: Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

On every continent there is an increasing frequency and intensity of resistance movements against fossil fuel projects. These interwoven spaces of resistance are Blockadia, along the chain of extraction, transportation and combustion.

Global gas Lock-in Map

This map shows European gas resistance in the context of massive proposed new gas infrastructure that would represent a “Fossil Fuel Lock-in” for Europe and massive public spending through the publically supported “Projects of Common Interest” (PCIs).
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The right to fish in the Kamchatka region, Russian Federation

The Itelmen are a small indigenous group in Kovran, to the West of the Kamchatka peninsula in the Far East region of Russia. Their right to fish is undermined by commercial fishing companies.

Manantial Espejo, gold and silver mining, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Open cast and underground golf and silver mining in Gobernador Gregores, owned by Pan American Silver. Weak resistance by civil society groups and trade unions.

Lomada de Leiva, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Lomada de Leiva is a gold and silver mine in Perito Moreno, close to archeologically important rock art. The firm Patagonia Gold has started another new mining project nearby.

Dismantling the “planta asfaltica” and building the Ateneo Popular, Nou Barris, Barcelona, Spain

The Ateneu Nou Barris occupied the space of a former asphalt plant (owned by the City Council) dismantled in 1977 by direct action by neighbours carryng banners: “Save our lungs - Get the asphaltic plant out”.

Conflicto del Plomo por contaminación a partir de desechos mineros, Arica, Chile

Between 1984 and 1989, Chile imported 20,000 tons of toxic waste (lead, arsenic, mercury) from the Boliden company in Sweden causing death and sickness in the Arica communities, mainly children.

Unilever refused responsability for Kodaikanal mercury poisoning, India

Unilever's thermometer plant in Kodaikanal exposed many workers to mercury poisoning, without giving them any protective equipment or information about the disastrous health effects of mercury.