The mining industry continues to be at the forefront of colonial dispossession around the world. It controls information about its intrinsic costs and benefits, propagates myths about its contribution to the economy, shapes government policy and regulation, and deals ruthlessly with its opponents.
Brimming with case studies, anecdotes, resources, and illustrations Unearthing Justice by Joan Kuyek exposes the mining process and its externalized impacts on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities, workers, and governments. But, most importantly, the book shows how people are fighting back. Whether it is to stop a mine before it starts, to get an abandoned mine cleaned up, to change laws and policy, or to mount a campaign to influence investors, Unearthing Justice is an essential handbook for anyone trying to protect the places and people they love.
Join us for the Ottawa launch of this crucial new book, presented with MiningWatch Canada in conjunction with their conference "Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?".
Friday, November 15, 7pm
Social Innovation Atelier
95 Clegg St., Ottawa
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This free event is open to all, and will feature the author in conversation with Jamie Kneen of MiningWatch Canada.
Update: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger of Indigenous Climate Action has been added as a special guest speaker!
“Unearthing Justice is absolutely essential reading for people in Canada and anywhere else the mining industry has been allowed to shape public policies that maximize profits, minimize taxes, and offload all the real, long-term environmental and health costs to citizens.” – Joan Baxter, award-winning author and journalist