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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We have a world to win!
Creative explorations and critical reflections from Blockade IMARC 2019.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 March 2021 – Sand mining company pulls out of Papua New Guinea
A campaign to stop sand mining along 38 kilometres of Papua New Guinea’s Madang coast has been successful.
2020 Beyond Mining Series podcast
Beyond Mining Protecting land, water & life This podcast series was recorded from a number of talks, panel discussion & workshops held between the 22nd-29th November 2020 at the Beyond...
Deadline 31 March 2021 – Call for imaginings ~ Una llamada para la imaginación
Here’s the invitation: What would a world without extractivism look like for you? This can take many forms. We’d love to see your drawings, paintings, collages, or other pieces of art; murals; poems and songs; short videos; or any other response you can think of. New and old work is welcome, and all skill levels are appreciated.
10 February 2021 – Aussie mining magnate nursing a bruised ego and legal black eye
An Australian mining magnate has been dealt a bruising legal smackdown by the South African legal system which he sought to ‘weaponise’, seemingly to bully and silence lawyers and environmental activists. The landmark legal case is set to shape future laws and tame intimidatory legal tactics by corporations, known as SLAPP suits.
05 February 2021 – Northern Territory Permanently Bans Seabed Mining
Seabed mining will be permanently banned in the Northern Territory after an almost decade-long moratorium on the destructive practice runs out next month, the territory government has announced.
17 NOVEMBER 2020 – Building a World Beyond Mining and Extractivism
The Blockade IMARC alliance is holding an electrifying one-week counter-conference in opposition to the annual International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC).
23 September 2019 – Darebin council endorses ‘Blockade IMARC’
Darebin Council has just joined the councils of Moreland and Yarra, along with the Victorian Greens and growing numbers of unions and organisations in unanimously passing a resolution to endorse the...
17 September 2019 – IMARC Activists Vow to Ramp up
Hundreds mobilized. Thousands disrupted. Dozens arrested. “This is only the Beginning,” say activists planning to blockade a major international mining conference to be held in Melbourne in late...
12 September 2019 – “Strike, Occupy, Shut It Down”
The wave of disruptive civil disobedience protesting the climate emergency is set to escalate, with activists gathering support for a “mass blockade” of the International Mining and Resources...