Blockade IMARC

This website is currently an archive of previous years organising to subvert, disrupt and blockade IMARC from various people and groups collaborating under the Blockade IMARC alliance. Please have a read and explore its content.

In 2022 there’s continued and active organising to continue this disruption of so-called Australia’s largest mining gathering. Follow updates on LinkTree to see what the alliance is up to and email (or fill out the “Get Involved” form) if you and/or your community group would like to collaborate in protest of IMARC

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

We’re a diverse collective of individuals and groups with different cultures, political ideologies, class backgrounds, ages, abilities, and identities. If we’re 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.

The Blockade IMARC Alliance fights 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.

Latest Updates

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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