Transnational mining companies are key agents of corporate globalization. They are often larger than national economies, and dominate governments, local peoples and their environments. In response, affected communities and non-government organizations are creating new agendas for change and justice. In this text, contributors discuss strategies and key issues. Indigenous people affected by mining describe their first-hand experiences of the predatory nature of transnational mining corporations. Campaigners discuss ways of regulating mining and using financial power to ensure environmental and social protection. Other topics include corporate public relations and "green wash", and how campaigns from labour, national liberation, indigenous, human rights and environmental organizations, can force corporate accountability.
Geoff Evans is director of the Mineral Policy Institute, Sydney, Australia, and an environmental scientist and social ecologist who has worked on mining and environmental justice issues. James Goodman lectures at the University of Technology, Sydney, and is an active campaigner. Nina Lansbury is the research coordinator at the Mineral Policy Institute. The Contributors include representatives of indigenous people affected by mining, campaigners and researchers. They include David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World.