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Extractivism is campaigning relating specifically to the environmental consequences of industrial mining. Although global extractivism campaigns have been prominent for decades, in Ireland high profile plans to mine for gold and other precious metals in areas of important natural heritage have prompted a wave of recent campaigning activity. For some key resources relating to extractivism in Ireland and globally, see below.


A Christian Aid report highlighting Irish involvement in the destruction of lives and the environment in Colombia: Available here.

Aideen O’Dochartaigh, ‘Extractivism and community resistance in Ireland. Why the energy transition must not repeat the mistakes of the past’, April 2020.

NI specific:

Friends of the Earth NI Newsletter, Spring 2019: ‘To Mine or to Mind?’ Available here.

Article: ‘Leave the gold in the hills..’ by Hal Rhoades of Yes to Life No to Mining network: Available here.

Nature’s Keepers – Fidelma O’Kane of Save Our Sperrins (community organisation set up to defend the Sperrin Mountains from mega mining) Available here.

Nature’s Keepers – Ciaran McClean – Illegal quarries proliferate NI, Available here.

Visit of Chas Jewett, of the Lakota Nation. Video shows highlights from FOE event entitled ‘From Standing Rock to Tyrone’

Mining globally:

Yes to Life No to Mining Toolkits: Available here.

London Mining Network Resources: Available here.

Open Pit Documentary (Peru): Available here.