(blog.anarchism.asia) Here an overview of the ecologically and socially destructive operations of mining companies in the Philippines. (…) Our Struggle is as Trans-National as Capital! –
The Matrix of the Philippine Mining Industry
The mining industry is one of the biggest industries in the world to date.
In every part of the world where there are minerals, mining companies from such as Canada, United States, Australia, Asia, Japan and Norway and many parts of Europe compete to exploit the resources which they can gain profit from. Consequently, this has lead to the horrendous destruction of the Earth’s biosphere. Life support system such as water-sources, forests and wildlife are destroyed everyday to serve the mining companies profit motive.
In addition, local people’s livelihood system are eradicated in the process.
Farmers, fisher folks, and indigenous/tribal people’s end up being harassed, bribed with money and other tactical incentives, displaced and inevitably, some people get killed if they militantly oppose a mining operation in their region.
Mining is a vital industry of the techno-industrial society. Through centuries, people from different corners of the globe mined for different kind of minerals which they can use in daily lives. However, the advent of neo-liberalism or capitalism has made the industry more powerful and tyrannical. In just a few hundred years, the mining industry has put tragedy to various corners of the globe. They have destroyed the planet’s biosphere including wildlife, farmers, fishermen, indigenous people and had made the last remaining forests, rivers and oceans of the world, which have existed for millions of years, disappear. Read more…