Mining conflicts multiply, as critics gather in Johannesburg
The World Social Forum’s “Thematic Forum on Mining and Extractivism” convened from November 12-15 here in Johannesburg, just after the Southern Africa People’s Tribunal on Transnational Corporations.
In between, at the site of the notorious massacre of striking mine workers in 2012 on the platinum belt to the west, a new was launched — Business as Usual after Marikana. It is critical not only of the mining company Lonmin, dozens of whose workers were shot dead, but of its international financiers. Read more
Courtesy: Green left