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

Come be a part of our experiment in movement building!

IMARC has come to so-called Sydney, and it looks like it’s settling in for the long haul. Activists in Naarm have spent a long time and a lot of energy building a strong yet flexible alliance, and used it to successfully resist IMARC in the past. Now it’s our turn to do that ground work.

Friday 10 am to 12:30 pm (4 November 2022)We will be holding a public workshop/ counter conference outside the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.

The workshop will simultaneously be
a) visible community opposition to the conference, and
b) a space for us to deepen our shared understanding of the post-extractivist world we are fighting for, our commitment to our shared values, and our relationships with each other to build toward a strong alliance that can carry on the good work that has been done in Naarm.

We’ll hear from an amazing line up of speakers, interspersed with break out groups to go deeper into respectful discussion. There’ll be many opportunities to swap details and connect with each other to ensure we can stay in touch after this year’s conference.

We built this world, and we’ll build the next one. Together.

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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