Blockade IMARC

The Blockade IMARC Alliance fights for land, water, and life.

The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) destroys them.

Let’s disrupt and shut it down. IMARC is 17-19 October 2022.

Our strength is in our unity, we are more powerful when we work together.

We are a diverse collective with different cultures, political ideologies, class backgrounds, ages, abilities, and identities. If we are going to end destructive mining practices together then we have to embrace, accommodate and collaborate with each other.

We behave with respect for different tactics, theories of change and theories of power. We encourage respectful robust discussions about differences. We recognise that different affinity groups will have different approaches to disrupting the conference and that in our diversity lies strength.

We fight for an end to extractivism, the process of large scale mining for export that is rooted in colonisation and imperialism.

We fight against the mindset that IMARC represents: the mindset that disregards communities and the environment in favour of profits and growth. We believe there are alternatives to the structural exploitation fuelled by competition and greed that exists today.

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IMARC postponed—but extractivism continues

IMARC postponed—but extractivism continues

The annual International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC), Australia’s largest gathering of destructive extractivist companies, has been cancelled for a second time on ‘health and safety grounds’ as the recent rapid spread of COVID-19 continues.

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Blockade 2022 – What can you bring to resist IMARC and build alternatives?

Blockade 2022 – What can you bring to resist IMARC and build alternatives?

Start having conversations with your fellow protectors, campaigners and trouble-makers to dream big about what you can bring to Blockade IMARC, 25-27 October 2021! Maybe a dance session, join the medic collective, run a workshop, write up a piece for the newspaper, hold a discussion with people you know about what extractivism is and how we can live instead. Send us your ideas and questions, we can organise workshops, send you resources and offer you many more different kinds of support. Contact: blockadeimarc@gmail.com

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