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¡Esto no Vale! Isso não Vale! Vale S.A. global operations lead to socio-environmental conflicts

On the occasion of the International Action for Rivers 2019, the ENVJUSTICE - EJAtlas team releases a global thematic map on socio-environmental conflicts in the world related to Vale S.A. mining and infrastructure projects

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.
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Tiger Leaping Gorge dam, Yunnan, China

A successful campaign to protect the Tiger Leaping Gorge ran from 2004 to 2006. In 2007 campaigners managed to stop the dam project, saving a magnificent landscape and also the homes of ethnic minority peoples.

Xiangguang Copper Co., LTD., Yanggu, Shandong, China

A writer disclosed water pollution by Xiangguang Copper in Yanggu, Shandong Province and recalled the conflictive history of the local residents with the company. However all this was denied by the company and the government.

Illegal dumping of toxic waste in the Kim Kim River, Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

Tons of toxic substances were illegally dumped into the Kim Kim river in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia in March 2019. Local dwellers including children were seriously affected

Dexing copper mine and metals pollution, Jiangxi, China

Mining and processing activities at the Dexing Copper mine caused soil contamination in the surrounding area and water pollution along the Le'an River, threatening the health of villagers. Dozens of residents suffered from cancer.

Quebradeiras de coco babaçu against agribusiness and the enclosure of their lands, Maranhão, Brazil

Over thirty years, the movement of babassu coconut breaker women has struggled for recognition and access to communal resources, facing pressures by ever-expanding soy, eucalyptus and cattle business.

Minera San Martín de Grupo México, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico

In 2006 an eleven year long strike began in this mine belonging to Grupo México for recognition of the union's right to a collective agreement and asking for better security and health conditions