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Under the new constitution approved in January 2009, the state now controls all minerals, metals, precious and semi-precious stones in the country. While respecting previously granted concessions to private companies, it has restricted new concessions to joint ventures with the state In 2007, the Bolivian government returned 100% control of the Huanuni tin mine to the state-owned Comibol. On May 3, the government nationalised the Glencore-owned antimony smelter, which has been out of operation for more than two years.
Much of the public discussion on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s proposed tax reforms — made in response to the Henry tax review — has centred on the projected 40% tax on “super-profits” in the mining industry. Most people probably agree that the big mining multinationals could afford to contribute a lot more to the public purse.
The Socialist Alliance has endorsed Dr Renfrey Clarke to run for the Senate in South Australia. Clarke was one of the founders of the Climate Emergency Action Network in 2008, and is a well-known activist and writer on environmental topics. He is a member of the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union. A specialist on Russia and Latin America, Clarke worked for many years as a foreign correspondent for Green Left Weekly and other progressive media. Below, Clarke outlines the priority issues around which he campaigns.
A huge crowd of 50,000 people marched in Auckland on May 1 against the New Zealand government’s plans to allow mining in the country’s national parks. It was New Zealand’s biggest protest march in living memory. Greenpeace ambassador Robyn Malcolm said: “For nearly 50,000 Kiwis to turn out and be prepared to speak with one voice, must tell the government something ... Our land will always be more important to our identity than some extra dollars in the pockets of mining companies.”

Come along to find out how you can plug your skills and passions into making the People's Blockade an inspiring and powerful day of climate justice action.

We'll hear updates from working groups and break out into teams for productive time together.

This April, take positive action for a safe climate future in one of the largest peaceful direct protests in Australia’s history.
 

For over 30 years Friends of the Earth has been running Rad Tours to SA so people can experience first-hand the social and environmental impacts of the nuclear industry.

Parliament House Lawn, Canberra
On the first day of Parliament for 2018, let’s turn up in force to show our politicians that the community is ready to ramp up national pressure to make sure Adani’s mega coal mine is stopped once and for all. Invite your friends and bring your StopAdani signs and tshirts.

March 23, 7am. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip St, Sydney

In March 2020, climate criminals will descend on Sydney to plan the 'Future of Mining' amidst the expansion of fossil fuel projects across Australia. While the country burns, firefighters die, a billion animals perish and hazardous smoke poisons millions, these fossil fuel executives and their financiers want to gather to continue to profit of the destruction of the planet.

WHEN: 8.00am - 9.30am, Wednesday 18 March
WHERE: Sheraton Grand Hyde Park, 161 Elizabeth St, Sydney CBD (near St James railway station)

March 23, 7pm. Wollongong Uniting Church

Presentation from Kathy McKenzie, Nth West Alliance & Sydney Knitting Nannas.

March 19, 8am. International Towers, 200 Barangaroo Ave, Sydney

Adani needs insurance to build their climate-wrecking coal mine. They simply can’t progress critical work without it. Right now, insurance broker Marsh is shopping around the globe to find a company willing to insure this risky, destructive project.

March 20, 8am. 100 Beaumont St, Hamilton

Location: Replants.com, 96 Wray Ave, Fremantle, WA 6160

"Water Is Life", a documentary about the fight by Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory to stop fracking on their land. Plus a film on fracking in the Kimberley and an update from Lock The Gate campaigner Simone van Hattem.

At Kent House, 141 Faulkner Street, Armidale.

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