Sault Ste. Marie launch of Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry
NORDIK, Clean North, Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy and Between the Lines present the Sault Ste. Marie launch of Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry.
**When:Thursday January 30 at 7:00pm **
Where: Algoma’s Water Tower Inn, Sault Ste. Marie ON
Everyone is welcome!
Joan Kuyek, former Director of Miningwatch Canada, author and community activist shall provide insight to the economics of mining, particularly impacts of the proposed Ring of Fire and related development.
The mining industry continues to be at the forefront of colonial dispossession around the world. It controls information about its intrinsic costs and benefits, propagates myths about its contribution to the economy, shapes government policy and regulation, and deals ruthlessly with its opponents.
Brimming with case studies, anecdotes, resources, and illustrations, Unearthing Justice exposes the mining process and its externalized impacts on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities, workers, and governments. But, most importantly, the book shows how people are fighting back. Whether it is to stop a mine before it starts, to get an abandoned mine cleaned up, to change laws and policy, or to mount a campaign to influence investors, Unearthing Justice is an essential handbook for anyone trying to protect the places and people they love.
Joan Kuyek is a community-focused mining analyst and organizer living in Ottawa. She was the founding National Coordinator of MiningWatch Canada from 1999-2009 and continues to do work for MiningWatch and for a number of communities affected by mining.