The neocolonial violence of mining: 2017 speakers’ tour to stop BHP

The neocolonial violence of mining in the Americas: stories of resistance against BHP, speakers tour

Monday, 16 October: 6pm to 9pm in Room 246 at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1

La Buena Vida, a film about the relocation of the indigenous community of Tamaquito in Colombia by Cerrejon Coal, owned by UK-listed mining multinationals Anglo American, BHP and Glencore. The film will be followed by a discussion with indigenous Wayuu woman Angelica Ortiz from Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu and Luisa Fernandez of Colombian human rights organisation CINEP. This is part of the Native Spirit Film Festival. See the event page for more information.

Thursday, 19 October: 11am to 1pm outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster

Protest the BHP AGM! Lively and theatrical protest against the world’s biggest mining company, in solidarity with representatives of communities in Brazil, Colombia and the USA who will be attending the company’s AGM to challenge it over its devastating impacts on their lands and livelihoods. See the event page for more information.

Thursday, 19 October: 6pm to 9pm in Room 642, University College London, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, WC1 

Mining as neocolonialism: stories of resistance, with speakers from Brazil, Colombia and the USA. See the event page for more information.

Read about the communities’ struggles and their demands of BHP, and see the speakers’ biographies.

Activities connected with the BHP AGM are organised with the help of War on Want, People and Planet and Colombia Solidarity Campaign.

Listen to the five minute BBC World Tonight report featuring our Colombia guests.

 

 

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