People & Population

Canadian Mining Companies Leave Behind Decades Of Violence In Guatemala

"Wherever Canadian mining companies operate, they have an indelible imprint on the social, political and environmental realities in which they insert themselves. In countries that are politically unstable or where a culture of impunity is permitted to thrive, that imprint can span generations with successive mining companies following in the footsteps of their predecessors. Such is the legacy of shame that the Maya Q’eqchi people in Guatemala have been forced to endure for the last half century."

Source: IC Magazine, 01/18/2016

Waterfront Mansions Taking Over (Scene from 'Gullah Geechee Nation’)

"On the Sea Islands along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia, a painful chapter of American history is playing out again. These islands are home to the Gullah or Geechee people, the descendants of enslaved Africans who were brought to work at the plantations that once ran down the southern Atlantic coast."

Source: VICE News, 01/18/2016

US Pledges to Ease Pain of Closing Coal Mines in Shift to Clean Energy

"For the past five years, President Obama has denied the Republican charge that he is waging a war on coal. On Friday, with the Obama administration’s announcement that the Interior Department will halt new coal leases on public lands, Mr. Obama acknowledged that his climate change polices are hurting American miners and began offering ways to ease that economic harm."

Source: NY Times, 01/18/2016

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