This has hardly come as a surprise...AVATAR story being played out in India....
1) Vedanta in Orissa - Niyamgiri Hills
2) Bellary Brothers in Karnataka - Bellary steel mines
How else do you think Maoists are born? When the poorest of the poor have nothing else left to lose but their lives, they take up arms!!! (I'm with Arundhati on this one)
Footnote: Bolivia has Lithium deposits in the same amount that Saudi Arabia has oil...Lithium is a core component of batteries that are being touted as the future of "green-technology"...should be interesting to see which superpower gets there for exploitation first!
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