Letter from Elisa. Rios de Encontro. 4 June 2019
When I was leaving Marabá, I realised I was entering on a new phase of my life, one which I'd always fought to reach. It’s not just through the knowledge I've gained thanks to the hard work I've put in and the training I've received in the Rios de Encontro...
Letter No 2 from Elisa Dias, Cabelo Seco, Marabá, 13 June 2019
My experience in Belgium was really extraordinary. We learned so much in just a few days. I’m gradually getting used to meeting a new organizing team twice a day, so my experience in Germany pushed me outside my comfort zone to begin to appreciate living with the...
As the drive to expand renewable energy capacity speeds up, there is a rush for lithium and other materials around the world. What will the expansion of rare earth mining in Latin America mean for the indigenous communities and workers who have historically borne the harms of extractivism? Thea Riofrancos, author of Resource Radicals (Duke University Press, 2020), explains how the energy transition in the Global North risks being anything but just without structural changes to supply chains and the governance of extractive industries.