Mae La Noi villagers rose up against fluoride mining concessions, supporting capitalists, but destroying environment and livelihoods

Villagers and Mae La Noi local leaders continue the movement against the fluoride mining concession due to concerns over impacts on health, environment, community livelihoods, and the Mae La River, which is the main river for many communities in the area. In order to suspend ...

China’s hunger for minerals stirs resistance in rural Thailand

The future of a Thai-Chinese potash mine planned in northeastern Thailand is mired in uncertainty as villagers are putting up fierce opposition, fueled by concerns about livelihood security, health, and the environment.After a protest group led by local women blocked access to drilling sites last ...

China’s potash demand stirs resistance in rural Thailand

The future of a potash mine planned for north-eastern Thailand is mired in uncertainty as villagers put up fierce opposition, fuelled by concerns about their livelihoods, health and environment.Last year a group led by local women blocked access to exploratory drilling sites in the Wanon ...

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Govt, mining company violated rights of locals, claims report of 10 years of reprisals

Fortify Rights has accused Thai authorities and a Thai gold mining company of violating the rights of local environmental defenders involved in opposing a gold mine in northeastern Thailand for more than a decade. The organisation released a new 90-page report, “We Fight to Protect Our ...

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